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) Still meeting strong enemy resistance. 7th Armored Division The 7the Armored Division was activated on 1 March 1942. 31st Tank Battalion. The division then pushed on to bypass Reims and liberate Château-Thierry and then Verdun, 31 August. At the end of November, the division straddled the Dutch-German border with one combat command in Germany (in the area of Ubach, north of Aachen) and two in the Netherlands. 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 S-3 officers (operations) of the Battalion were: The 7th Armored Division trained at Camp Coxcomb in California. They were to operate in the southeast Netherlands, so that British and Canadian forces and the 104th Infantry Division could clear the Germans from the Scheldt Estuary in the southwest Netherlands and open the shipping lanes to the critical port of Antwerp, to allow Allied ships to bring supplies from Britain. Emerson Wolfe (30 Dec 1944 - ???) 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) See more ideas about wwii, world war ii, world war two. US Army Armored School Research and Evaluation Division. This plan succeeded, and the British were finally able to liberate Overloon. Assault Gun platoon and 1 squad of Mortar platoon forward with attacking force. James Gunville was a Native American, of the Tuttle Mt. The division moved to the area of Manhay, Belgium, and by the end of December had cleared the town of the enemy. 40th Tank Battalion. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. Activated on 20 September 1943 from 3d Battalion, 40th Armored Regiment, 7th Armored Division under command of Lt. Col. Odis L. Harmon. S-4 officers (supply) of the Battalion were: 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. From this area, Lieutenant William A. Knowlton led a force eastward to make contact with the Red Army. 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion Allen, Ray Glider Infantry 893. Or you can see an active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site. They arrived in England June 1944 to begin their World War II combat assignments. (15 Dec 44 - ???) The division was composed of the following units:[2]. Mathias A Company, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. General Irzyk focuses on the 8th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division. 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. 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. 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. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. Assigned as a cannoneer (mos 531) in the 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division. The division returned to New York and was inactivated on 11 October 1945. 40th Tank Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II - Photos The 7th Armored Division arrived in England in June 1944. After its return from the Korean War, the 40th Infantry Division was reorganized on 1 July 1954 as the 40th Armored Division.. Maj. Emerson Wolfe (??? 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. 15 December 1944: relieved from assigned and assigned 7th Armored Division Headquarters (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 16 Dec 1944) Powell, Waiter R. 1st Ranger Battalion 839. Sources: Books That Mention the 40th Tank Battalion They were then relieved by the 75th Infantry Division. 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 15 Aug 1944: from "DS" with XX Corps to special duty with 7th Armored Division (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 15 Aug 1944) 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.] Maj. John C. Brown (??? 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. Pvt. Battalion-Level Officers of the Battalion If you are interested in purchasing copies of the whole set or of specific months, please contact me. sources: D/40: MIA near Maizieres-les-Metz, France 7 September 1944 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion 38th Armored Infantry Battalion 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. Mathwin, Albert 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383. Capt. In August 1965 the division was deployed to help suppress the Watts riots. Commanding officers (CO's) of the Battalion were: Sources: 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. 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. Weather, Rain. Capt. Sweat (??? 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. Adjutants of the Battalion were: 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 Constituted as the 4th Armored Regiment on 13 January 1941, the unit was retitled the 40th Armored Regiment on 8 May 1941. On 8 November 1944, the 7th Armored was again transferred to the Ninth Army and moved south to rest areas at and east of Maastricht. 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.] 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 Still meeting strong enemy resistance. 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. 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. 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) 17th Tank Battalion. The division was then moved into the future Soviet zone of occupation, at Dessau, Germany. Capt. 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 ], 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. … - 28 Sep 44, became CO of Bn) The 7th Armored Division trained at Camp Coxcomb in California. - 23 Sept 44) Executive officers of the Battalion were: Click, Official Records of the 38th Armored Infantry Battalion: After Action Reports, Journals and more. 25 September 1944: transferred from A/40 to Bn HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 25 September 1944) sources: The Division remained in the area of Steckenborn, Germany throughout the month, waiting for the flood waters to recede after the Germans destroyed major dams in the Allies' path. They then attacked into the Ruhr Pocket, in order to reduce it. - 15 Dec 1944; 27 Dec 44 - ???) 3 Aug 1944: returned to duty from temporary duty in London, England (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 3 Aug 1944) The remains were bone fragments, with little hope of using the technology of 1946 to make an identification. During this operation, at midnight on the night of 31 October–1 November Major General Lindsay Silvester, who had led the division since its activation, was relieved[3] as commander of the division and replaced by Major General Robert W. Hasbrouck. Carl Corbin says the S-3 became Executive Officer when Corbin became S-3. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 696-6900. This crossing had to be withdrawn in the face of the heavy fortifications around Metz. In April, the 7th Armored Division completed their part of the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket and captured the critical Edersee Dam. 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. The city fell on 18 August. ], 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. Goldman, Murray 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Div. He sacraficed his life with honor 6 miles sw of Verdun, France. Maj. John C. Brown was the Executive Offier of 40th Tank Battalion. 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) (Maj. on 11 Nov 44) Carl McArn Corbin (28 Sep 44 - 31 Dec 44, became CCR S-4) 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. I have not transcribed and indexed them yet. Frank (31447982) - Company A. ??? 7th Armored Division: "Lucky Seventh." However, large contingents of men were sent back into Belgium and attached to Engineer Combat Battalions (e.g. 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. guns, the heaviest weapon yet carried by an American tank. The Germans launched a two-division offensive centered on Meijel, catching the thinly stretched 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron of the 7th Armored Division by surprise. Sources: In February 1945, now attached to the U.S. First Army's V Corps, the division returned to Germany. Power (??? - March 1945 - ???) On 27 October 1944, the main part of the 7th Armored Division was in essentially defensive positions along the line Nederweert (and south) to Meijel to Liesel, with the demonstration force still in the attack across the Deurne canal to the east. 30 Oct 1944: from special duty with 7th Armored Division to transferred to Combat Command "R" (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 1 Nov 1944) [5], The division was reactivated in the early 1950s, but was not sent to Korea. 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. I have read many books about this great division, but this book sheds new light on the battles it fought and tells about things I never knew. The attacks progressed slowly and finally settled into a series of counter-attacks reminiscent of trench warfare of World War I. - 28 Sep 1944) C Company, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. Ordered back to Germany in early November, 7 Armored continued its combat operations. 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. Subscribe to 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division Footer menu. I never heard about the 8th Tank Battalion being the first across the Moselle by fording it. Other Bn HQ/40 Officers (Roles Not Yet Established) 87th Cavalry Rcn Sq (Mechanized) 33rd Armored Engineer Battalion 147th Armored Signal Company. Powell, Paulus Staff Officer to Admiral Kincaid 565. The 7th Armored Division remained in this area until the war in Europe ended. 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.] 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. Mathis, Jake VMF-322 416. 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. However, the response by the 7th Armored and by British Lieutenant General Sir Richard O'Connor's British VIII Corps, to which the division was attached, stopped the German attack on the third day and then from 31 October to 8 November gradually drove the enemy out of the terrain that they had taken. Goldman, John 5th Bomb Squadron, 9th Bomb Group, 313th Bomb Wing 775. Cited as executive officer in combat interview of Remagen Bridge Breakout at end of March 1945 sources: 16 November 1944: promoted to 1st Lt. (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 20 November 1944) Capt. sources: 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. 40th Tank Battalion was engaged in support of 84 Infantry Division as Lindern fell on November 29. 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. 31 December 1944: transferred from Combat Command "R" per paragraph 7 of 7AD Special Order #260 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 31 Dec 1944) Debarked at Utah Beach 10 July 1944. Books and Research Materials Specifically about the 40th Tank Battalion 30 Dec 1944: transferred from B/40 to Bn HQ/40 (Bn HQ/40 Morning Report 30 Dec 1944) Maj. (Lt. Col. on 20 Oct 44) John C. Brown (23 Sept 44 - duration) (1) The armored division strength and organization were little changed by a TOE of late 1952, but its tanks, totaling 343, mounted more powerful guns. Maj. Maj. Carlson (??? 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. ©2007 Publications International, Ltd. 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The 140th Tank Battalion immediately began its relief of the 6th Tank Battalion, which was then released from attachment to the Division. The 7th was preparing to drive into Germany when the Ardennes offensive began on 16 December 1944. Goldie, William 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. 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. When the 2nd Armored was chosen for the parade, 7th Armored immediately moved southwest to the future American zone of occupation. - 2 Aug 1944 - 30 Oct 1944; 31 Dec 1944 - ???) ??? But I can make copies. The 7th Armored Division arrived in England in June 1944. Weather, Rain. 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. B/40: 3 KIA Just North of Maizieres-les-Metz, France 9 September 1944 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. 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). sources: Chippewa (Ojibbeway)Nation. Powell, Morris W. 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 107. On 3 February, the 224th Infantry Regiment and 140th Tank Battalion landed at Inchon and began their movement to the Division sector. Other large groups of high-point men were transferred to other units that were going back home before the 7th Armored Division was inactivated. Attached to 8th Infantry Division, fought in … The 40th Armored Regiment was reactivated on 2 March 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana and assigned to the 7th Armored Division. The Division landed on Omaha Beach and Utah Beach in August 1944, being assigned to the U.S. 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.. Assault Gun platoon and 1 squad of Mortar platoon forward with attacking force. 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. The division then began to be gradually filled with more and more new faces, as the veterans were transferred elsewhere. sources: C Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion … 7th TANK BATTALION "The Men Of Victory" If you are a veteran of the 3rd Armored Division 7th Tank Battalion this is your site. And the following is a link to an Excel spreadsheet And the following are links to other pages about 40th Tank Bn: 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.] On 30 September, the 7th Armored Division launched an attack from the north on the town of Overloon, against significant German defenses. The 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized) was born at Camp Kearney California at San Diego on 16 September 1917 in response to the nation's entry in to World War I. Carl McArn Corbin (states - 28 Sept 44, became S-3) 40th Tank Battalion (7th Armored Division) August 1944 - June 1945 Transcribed from the original documents in Box 15719 (7th Armored Division 607-TK(40)-0.1 to 607-TK(40)-0.7) of Record Group 407 (Adjutant General’s Office) at National Archives II in College Park, MD by May 19, 2020 - Explore Philip Barnett's board "U.S. 7th Armored Division", followed by 1071 people on Pinterest. So D/40 was in fact operating as an element of Task Force Brown, separate from both 40th Tank Battalion and 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. Grier's return from leave (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 16 April 1945), 26 August 1944: lightly injured in action at or between Voisenan, France and 4.5 mile north of Provins, France (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 27 August 1944), 27 August 1944: returned to duty; not hospitalized (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 29 August 1944), 17 September 1944: lightly wounded in action [probably at Marieulles, France] and lost to 34th Evacuation Hospital (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 17 September 1944), 20 September 1944: assigned 19 September 1944 and joined 20 September 1944 from 53rd Replacement Battalion (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 20 September 1944), 21 September 1944: lightly wounded in action [probably near Sillegny, France] (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 20 September 1944), 21 October 1944: assigned 20 October 1944 and joined 21 October 1944 from 86th Replacement Battalion (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 21 October 1944), 10 November 1944: transferred to A/40 (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 10 November 1944), 23 October 1944: assigned and joined from 86th Replacement Battalion (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 24 October 1944), 11 November 1944: promoted to 1st Lieutenant (HQ Co/40 Morning Report 19 November 1944), 15 April 1945: relieved of command of company upon Capt. 2nd Lt. (1st Lt. on 16 Nov 44) Leo J. Sametz (28 Sep 1944 - ???) Maj. Leo G. Carlson (28 Sep 1944 - 20 Oct 44 - 15 Dec 44) This page contains: 17th Tank Battalion 31st Tank Battalion 40th Tank Battalion. Died: December 22, 1944 - 815-891 [or 815-890], just east of Rodt, Belgium 23d Armored Infantry Battalion. It was stationed at Camp Roberts, California for the duration of the conflict. 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 M-4 Sherman Medium Tank was the mainstay of American armored forces during World … 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. 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