Maj. (Lt. Col. on 20 Oct 44) John C. Brown (23 Sept 44 - duration) Allen, Malcolm A Company, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. (Maj. on 11 Nov 44) Carl McArn Corbin (28 Sep 44 - 31 Dec 44, became CCR S-4) The division was transferred to the U.S. First Army, under Lieutenant General Courtney Hodges, and ordered to St. Vith, Belgium, a critical road and rail center needed by the Germans to supply their offensive. C Company, 51st Combat Engineer Battalion 482. On 8 October, the division was relieved from the attack on Overloon by the British 11th Armoured Division and moved south of Overloon to the Deurne–Weert area. - 3 Aug 1944 - ???) 40th Tank Battalion. The 7th Armored Division remained in this area until the war in Europe ended. Return to top of 40th Tank Bn page, Active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site, Battalion-Level Officers of the Battalion, Books and Research Materials Specifically about the 40th Tank Battalion, Books That Mention the 40th Tank Battalion, 40th Tank Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II, 40th Tank Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II - Photos, D/40: MIA near Maizieres-les-Metz, France 7 September 1944, B/40: 3 KIA Just North of Maizieres-les-Metz, France 9 September 1944, 40th Tank Battalion Individual Awards in 7AD General Orders, active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site, 1943 Christmas Dinner and Complete Roster of All Officers and Enlisted Men, 40th Tank Battalion Morning Report Stations (Locations) and Record of Events, 7th Armored Division Association Home Page, 2 August 1944: returned from temporary duty at Sherborne, England (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 2 August 1944), 15 April 1945: returned from leave of 7 days plus travel and reassumed command (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 16 April 1945), 15 April 1945: relieved of command upon Capt. The Division was initially deployed as previously reported. 15 December 1944: relieved from assigned and assigned 7th Armored Division Headquarters (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 16 Dec 1944) 30 Dec 1944: transferred from B/40 to Bn HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 30 Dec 1944) He sacraficed his life with honor 6 miles sw of Verdun, France. S-3 officers (operations) of the Battalion were: James Gunville was a Native American, of the Tuttle Mt. Known simply as the 40th Division (there were not yet cavalry or armored divisions) it was made up of National Guard unit from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Sources: Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. The 140th Tank Battalion immediately began its relief of the 6th Tank Battalion, which was then released from attachment to the Division. Frank (31447982) - Company A. Click, Official Records of the 38th Armored Infantry Battalion: After Action Reports, Journals and more. Mathis, Jake VMF-322 416. The remains were bone fragments, with little hope of using the technology of 1946 to make an identification. 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. Constituted as the 4th Armored Regiment on 13 January 1941, the unit was retitled the 40th Armored Regiment on 8 May 1941 and then inactivated on 1 January 1942. After a brief rest in January 1945, the division returned to positions near St. Vith, attacked, and re-captured the town on 23 January 1945. The 7th Armored Division arrived in England in June 1944. In February 1945, now attached to the U.S. First Army's V Corps, the division returned to Germany. The city fell on 18 August. - 2 Aug 1944 - 30 Oct 1944; 31 Dec 1944 - ???) ??? 2nd Lt. (1st Lt. on 16 Nov 44) Leo J. Sametz (28 Sep 1944 - ???) 27 Dec 1944: from 111th Evacuation Hospital to returned to duty (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 27 Dec 1944) The 7th Armored then made attempts to cross the Moselle northwest of Metz but the deep river valley was not suitable terrain for an armored attack. I never heard about the 8th Tank Battalion being the first across the Moselle by fording it. The division had no official name although it did associate itself with the nickname "Armoraiders" while in training at Camp Campbell. 40th Tank Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 23 Sep 1944), 23 September 1944: "Assumes command" (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944; amended to "Assumed command 23 Sep 44" in Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 7 Nov 1944), 29 October 1944: promoted to Lt. 31st Tank Battalion. Or you can see an active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site. From Chartres, the division advanced to liberate Dreux and then Melun, where they crossed the Seine River, 24 August. Powell, Paulus Staff Officer to Admiral Kincaid 565. 29 October 1944: promoted to Lt. The first breakthrough came early in March when the division, as part of the III Corps, pushed east from the Rur river to establish a defensive position along the west bank of the Rhine, south of Bonn to Unkelbach. Creator: Crossett, Dick Print shows the Coats of Arms and Badges of the units of the 7th Armored Division as organized during World War II plus two battalions that were attached to the division during combat in the European Theater of Operations. 7th Armored Division The 7the Armored Division was activated on 1 March 1942. S-4 officers (supply) of the Battalion were: The 7th Armored Division was repulsed in its attacks across the Seille River at and near Sillegny, part of an attack in conjunction with the 5th Infantry division that was also repulsed further north. ], 11 November 1944: promoted to Major (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 19 Nov 1944), 13 December 1944: from duty to 1 day leave, per Special Order #119 of HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 13 Dec 1944), 14 December 1944: from 1 day leave to duty (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 14 Dec 1944), 31 December 1944: transferred to Combat Command "R" per paragraph 7 of 7AD Special Order #260 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 31 Dec 1944; Carl Corbin says he became CCR's S-4 officer), 28 September 1944: principal duty changed from 1203 to 4010 [apparently S-4] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 25 Sep 44, as soon as he was assigned, since the position had probably been vacant since Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated on 23 Sep 44. If you are interested in purchasing copies of the whole set or of specific months, please contact me. President Truman wanted one of his armored divisions parading in front of him on the 4 July in Berlin, and 2nd and 7th Armored were both prepared for the honor. sources: But I can make copies. ], 20 October 1944: relieved from attached from "Det 94, GFRS" and assigned "to this Bn, 20 Oct 44" (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 26 Oct 1944), 15 December 1944: relieved from assigned and assigned 7th Armored Division Headquarters (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 16 Dec 1944), Cited as executive officer in combat interview of Remagen Bridge Breakout at end of March 1945, 28 September 1944: principal duty changed from 4010 [apparently S-4] to 2162 [apparently S-3] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 23 Sep 44, when Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated. Elements of the division assisted the 5th Infantry Division in expanding a bridgehead east of Arnaville, south of Metz, and on 15 September, the main part of the division crossed the Moselle there. The second major breakthrough began 26 March when the division, still under III Corps control, took part in an armored offensive intended to break the thin crust ringing the Remagen bridgehead and overrun the rich German farmland to the east and north and surround the Ruhr Pocket in a double envelopment. Maj. John C. Brown was the Executive Offier of 40th Tank Battalion. 3 Aug 1944: returned to duty from temporary duty in London, England (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 3 Aug 1944) The division was then moved into the future Soviet zone of occupation, at Dessau, Germany. Activated on 20 September 1943 from 3d Battalion, 40th Armored Regiment, 7th Armored Division under command of Lt. Col. Odis L. Harmon. The division then began to be gradually filled with more and more new faces, as the veterans were transferred elsewhere. The division drove through Nogent-le-Rotrou in an attack on Chartres. The regiment was inactivated from 1 January through 2 March 1942, at which point it was again activated until 20 September 1943 when the regiment was broken up and its elements used to form smaller independent units including the 40th and 709th Tank Battalions. By the beginning of December, 7 Armored had been placed in reserve for the VIII Corps and positioned in the vicinity of Heerlen, Holland and Ubach, Germany. The division returned to New York and was inactivated on 11 October 1945. Maj. Leo G. Carlson (28 Sep 1944 - 20 Oct 44 - 15 Dec 44) The 40th Tank Battalion remained with the 7th Armored Division arriving in France on 11 August 1944. Units of the Battalion The Division landed on Omaha Beach and Utah Beach in August 1944, being assigned to the U.S. Here they were attached to the British Second Army, under Lieutenant General Sir Miles C. Dempsey, and ordered to make demonstration attacks to the east, in order to divert enemy forces from the Overloon and Venlo areas, where British troops pressed the attack. 40d-1944-09-07: Company D, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division MIA near Maizieres-les-Metz, France 7 September 1944 2020-10-05 - New web page 40b-1944-09-09: Company B, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 3 KIA Just North of Maizieres-les-Metz, France 9 September 1944 2020-10-05 - New web page 2020-10-19 - Add IDPF of Leonard Reamer Throughout most of its existence the 7th Armored Division was commanded by Major General Lindsay McDonald Silvester, an infantryman who had distinguished himself in World War I. 23 September 1944: "Assumes command" (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944; amended to "Assumed command 23 Sep 44" in Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 7 Nov 1944) (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 23 Sep 1944) Son of John and Stann Gunville. May 19, 2020 - Explore Philip Barnett's board "U.S. 7th Armored Division", followed by 1071 people on Pinterest. On 3 February, the 224th Infantry Regiment and 140th Tank Battalion landed at Inchon and began their movement to the Division sector. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. 17th Tank Battalion: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000: 31st Tank Battalion: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000: 40th Tank Battalion: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000 14 December 1944: from 1 day leave to duty (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 14 Dec 1944) 16 November 1944: promoted to 1st Lt. (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 20 November 1944) Books That Mention the 40th Tank Battalion 16 Dec 1944: from duty to slightly sick and lost to 111th Evacuation Hospital (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 17 Dec 1944, amended 22 Dec 44) ©2007 Publications International, Ltd. 28 September 1944: principal duty changed from 4010 [apparently S-4] to 2162 [apparently S-3] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 23 Sep 44, when Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated.] Maj. Carlson (??? When the 2nd Armored was chosen for the parade, 7th Armored immediately moved southwest to the future American zone of occupation. See more ideas about wwii, world war ii, world war two. Sources: Capt. In April, the 7th Armored Division completed their part of the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket and captured the critical Edersee Dam. Still meeting strong enemy resistance. 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion Elements of the division were attached to the 84th Infantry Division for operations in early December in the area of Linnich, Germany, on the banks of the Rur (Roer). It was stationed at Camp Roberts, California for the duration of the conflict. 40th Tank Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II - Photos If you wish to contribute to the site leave a message and E-Mail address in the members guest book and the author will contact you. During its service in World War II, the 7th Armored Division captured and destroyed a disproportionate number of enemy vehicles and took more than 100,000 prisoners. Powell, Waiter R. 1st Ranger Battalion 839. Assault Gun platoon and 1 squad of Mortar platoon forward with attacking force. And the following is a link to an Excel spreadsheet Lt. Col. Edward T. McConnell (??? In March 1945, the 7th Armored took part in two major breakthroughs with a two-week period during which they established and maintained an important defensive position. Still meeting strong enemy resistance. This crossing had to be withdrawn in the face of the heavy fortifications around Metz. Emerson Wolfe (30 Dec 1944 - ???) Throughout most of its existence the 7th Armored Division was commanded by Major General Lindsay McDonald Silvester, an infantryman who had distinguished himself in World War I. The 20th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army that fought in World War II.It was activated on 15 March 1943 at Camp Campbell in Kentucky.. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. UNITS OF THE 40th TANK BATTALION: The 40th Tank Battalion consisted of the following units Battalion Headquarters (Bn HQ/40)- see Battalion Officers section below sources: Capt. In the first week of the month, Combat Command R was attached to 78th Infantry Division for attacks on Strauch, Simmerath, Steckenborn, and other towns in the area of the Huertgen Forest. Weather, Rain. sources: 18th Tank Battalion; 36th Tank Battalion; 80th Tank Battalion; 7th Armored Infantry Battalion; 49th Armored Infantry Battalion; 58th Armored Infantry Battalion; 88th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) 53d Armored Engineer Battalion; 148th Armored Signal Company; 8th Armored Division Artillery; 398th Armored Field Artillery Battalion These American M-4 Shermans of the 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, wait for the German onslaught during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Capt. The 7th Armored Division ("Lucky Seventh"[1]) was an armored division of the United States Army that saw distinguished service on the Western Front, from August 1944 until May 1945, during World War II. 17th Tank Bn; 31st Tank Bn; 40th Tank Bn; 23d Armored Infantry Bn; 38th Armored Infantry Bn; 48th Armored Infantry Bn; 87th Cavalry Rcn Sq (Mecz) 33d Armored Engineer Bn; 147th Armored Signal Co; 7th Armored Division Artillery; 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion; 440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion; 489th Armored Field Artillery Battalion The 40th entered combat on 15 August fighting across northern France into Belgium where it made a significant contribution to the defeat of German forces at St. Vith during the Battle of the Bulge. Goldie, William 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. ??? Over the course of almost a week, the 7th Armored (along with elements of the 106th, the 28th Infantry Division and 9th Armored Divisions) absorbed much of the weight of the German drive, throwing the German time table into great disarray, before being forced to withdraw west of the Salm River on 23 December. After its return from the Korean War, the 40th Infantry Division was reorganized on 1 July 1954 as the 40th Armored Division.. Carl McArn Corbin (states - 28 Sept 44, became S-3) 24 December 1944: lightly wounded in action not hospitalized "Shrapnel W, LW, Forehead" [probably lacerating wound to the forehead from shrapnel] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 24 Dec 1944) Following an inflow of many replacements, they began extensive training and reorganization, since so many original men had been lost in France and the Netherlands that a significant part of the division was now men who had never trained together. 17th Tank Battalion. The M-4 Sherman Medium Tank was the mainstay of American armored forces during World … 2 Aug 1944: from special duty with 7th Armored Division to "DS" with XX Corps (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 2 Aug 1944) The only accounts of Task Force Brown are in the CCA After-Action Report. The division was composed of the following units:[2]. Or you can see an active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site. 28 September 1944: principal duty changed from 4010 [apparently S-4] to 2162 [apparently S-3] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 23 Sep 44, when Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated.] Goldman, Murray 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Div. Or you can see an active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site. The 7th Armored Division was activated on March 1 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana and moved on September 15 to the IV Corps Louisiana Maneuvers. The 40th Armored Regiment was reactivated on 2 March 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana and assigned to the 7th Armored Division. Executive officers of the Battalion were: Grier's return from leave; primary duty 1205 Armored Mortar Unit Commander (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 16 April 1945), Other HQ Co/40 Officers (Roles Not Yet Established), 11 October 1944: assigned 10 October 1944 and joined 11 October 1944 from 86th Replacement Battalion (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 11 October 1944), 4 November 1944: lightly wounded in action by shrapnel in left leg near Horik, Holland; not hospitalized (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 5 November 1944, amended to 4 November 1944 and nature of wound given in Morning Report 14 November 1944), 2 August 1944: transferred to ETO Reclassification Center No. Allen, Ray Glider Infantry 893. Chippewa (Ojibbeway)Nation. - 28 Sep 1944) [5], The division was reactivated in the early 1950s, but was not sent to Korea. ??? - 15 Dec 1944; 27 Dec 44 - ???) They were then relieved by the 75th Infantry Division. Books and Research Materials Specifically about the 40th Tank Battalion 40th Tank Battalion was engaged in support of 84 Infantry Division as Lindern fell on November 29. sources: 7th Armored Division: "Lucky Seventh." 28 September 1944: "atchd fr other orgn" and principal duty changed from 2162 [apparently S-3] to 1203 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 23 Sep 44, when Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated.] The 7th Armored Division landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches, 13–14 August 1944, and was assigned to U.S. Third Army, commanded by Lieutenant General George S. Patton. The 7th Armored Division arrived in England in June 1944. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. The division then pushed on to bypass Reims and liberate Château-Thierry and then Verdun, 31 August. … Powell, Morris W. 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. sources: General Irzyk focuses on the 8th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division. C Company, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 487 . Died: December 22, 1944 - 815-891 [or 815-890], just east of Rodt, Belgium They arrived in England June 1944 to begin their World War II combat assignments. Mathwin, Albert 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383. Colonel (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 1 Nov 1944), 24 December 1944: lightly wounded in action not hospitalized "Shrapnel W, LW, Forehead" [probably lacerating wound to the forehead from shrapnel] (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 24 Dec 1944). 7th TANK BATTALION "The Men Of Victory" If you are a veteran of the 3rd Armored Division 7th Tank Battalion this is your site. The first large contingent of veterans left in mid July: these were low-point men who were headed back to the United States to begin training for the invasion of Japan. 31 December 1944: transferred from Combat Command "R" per paragraph 7 of 7AD Special Order #260 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 31 Dec 1944) - 23 Sept 44) most of the men of 38 AIB were attached to 1110 Engineers at Stavelot) from 12 to 27 February, for use as laborers in using logs to build a solid base for the torn-up roads through the Ardennes Forest. 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion 38th Armored Infantry Battalion 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. ??? Armament captured (only pieces larger than 50mm included): 361; Distance travelled 2,260 miles (3,640 km); Gasoline consumed 3,127,151 US gallons (11,837,550 l; 2,603,898 imp gal), This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 09:49. From this area, Lieutenant William A. Knowlton led a force eastward to make contact with the Red Army. I have not transcribed and indexed them yet. On 25 September 1944, the 7th Armored Division was transferred to the U.S. Ninth Army, under Lieutenant General William Hood Simpson, and began the march to the Netherlands where they were needed to protect the right (east) flank of the corridor opened by Operation Market Garden. 28 September 1944: "atchd fr other orgn" and principal duty changed from 2162 [apparently S-3] to 1203 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 28 Sep 1944) [NOTE: This probably actually happened 23 Sep 44, when Lt. Col. McConnell was wounded and evacuated.] The division was activated on 1 March 1942 out of "surplus" elements of the reorganized 3rd and 5th Armored Divisions, itself reorganized on 20 September 1943. In August 1965 the division was deployed to help suppress the Watts riots. 11 November 1944: promoted to Major (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 19 Nov 1944) 1 (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 2 August 1944), 10 October 1944: assigned 9 October 1944 and joined 10 October 1944 from 3rd Replacement Depot (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 10 October 1944), 22 August 1944: lightly wounded in action at Ponthierry, France (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 22 August 1944), 23 August 1944: lost to hospital (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 23 August 1944), 3 September 1944: reassigned and joined from 12th Evacuation Hospital (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 5 September 1944), 8 September 1944: slightly sick, non-battle, and lost to 109th Evacuation Hospital (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 12 September 1944), 18 September 1944: assigned 17 September 1944 and joined 18 September 1944 from 53rd Replacement Battalion (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 18 September 1944), 21 September 1944: slightly sick, non-battle, and lost to 109th Evacuation Hospital (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 29 September 1944 originally showed as 24 Sep but Morning Report 1 October 1944 amended to 21 Sep), Other A/40 Officers (Roles Not Yet Established), 10 November 1944: transferred from HQ Co/40 (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 10 November 1944), 25 September 1944: transferred from A/40 to Bn HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 25 September 1944), A/40 Spreadsheets by Vince Webb, son of A/40 veteran Rufus Webb, Other B/40 Officers (Roles Not Yet Established), 30 Dec 1944: transferred from B/40 to Bn HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 30 Dec 1944), 25 Dec 1943: 1st Lt., Commanding Officer (Sv Co/40 Christmas 1943 Menu and Roster), 1 Feb 1945: Captain, Commanding Officer (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 1 Feb 1945), 25 Dec 1943: 2nd Lt. (Sv Co/40 Christmas 1943 Menu and Roster), 9 Feb 1945: returned to duty from slightly sick at Division Clearing Station (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 9 Feb 1945), 28 Feb 1945: slightly sick to 5th Evacuation Hospital (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 28 Feb 1945), 25 Dec 1943: Captain, but not Commanding Officer (Sv Co/40 Christmas 1943 Menu and Roster), 15 Nov 1944: Promoted from 2d Lt to 1st Lt as of 15 Nov 44 (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 18 Nov 1944), 7 Feb 1945: one day leave (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 7 Feb 1945), 8 Feb 1945: return from leave (Sv Co/40 Morning Report 8 Feb 1945), 23 September 1944: lightly wounded in action and lost to 109th Evacuation Hospital - Bn HQ location: Lorry, France - Record of Events: "Remained in Bivouac Area at Lorry, France. Rcn Sq ( Mechanized ) 33rd Armored Engineer Battalion 147th Armored Signal Company heard. Completed their part of the Battalion were: Lt. Col. Edward T. 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