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ⓘ 784th Tank Battalion (United States)




784th Tank Battalion (United States)
                                     

ⓘ 784th Tank Battalion (United States)

The 784th Tank Battalion, was a United States Army segregated combat tank battalion during World War II.

Initially, he was attached to the 5th tank group that was based in camp Claiborne, Louisiana during world war II. The 5th tank group also included a tank battalion, the 758th, which saw action in Italy with the 92nd division, and the most famous, in 761-m tank battalion, which saw action in Northern Europe and saw extensive action during the battle of the bulge. These three units were composed of African-American employees from the African American Junior officers and senior officers are White.

In the 784-m went into action in late December 1944. Landing in France on Christmas day 1944, the battalion consisted of six companies: state, b, Baker, Charlie, D dog, headquarters and service company. A, B and C companies in the M4 and M4A3 medium tanks and a company of M5A1 Stuart light tanks. The headquarters of the company was 105 mm assault platoon, reconnaissance platoon and 81 mm mortar platoon.

On 31 December 1944 at the 784th officially began combat operations with the 104th infantry division. They participated in actions along the river Ruhr. On February 3, 1945, 784-m was released from duty with the 104th division 35th infantry division. On 8 February 1945 at the 784th joined the 35th division in a major offensive. On 26 February 1945, company "eybl" in the 784-m auxiliary elements of the 134th infantry regiment, 35th infantry division in the capture of the town of Hilfarth across the river Ruhr. The next day they captured the town of Wassenberg. Baker along with the 137th Regiment35th Divas took Golkrath, a village in Erkelenz.

                                     
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