28 Jun 1950 – the North Korean army invaded Seoul. The 76mm gun blast had kicked up a lot of dust from the tank and the ground. Sidney Meyer, the Bronx, New York. This is a rare M4A3E8 (105mm) assault gun of the US 786th Tank Battalion moving through Alterhundem on 10 April 1945 while supporting the US 99th Infantry Division in the Ruhr pocket. The Chinese entering the war on 25 November 1950 forced the UN forces to withdraw south of the 38th Parallel and captured Seoul. The 746th Tank Battalion was an independent tank battalion that participated in the European Theater of Operations with the United States Army in World War II. Lt. The web site loading speed is amazing. Shipped to United Kingdom, arriving December 1944, and landed at Le Havre, France, on 22 January 1945. ( Log Out /  Tank M4A3E8 Sherman `Easy Eight` – 2018, US 4th Armored Division, Bastogne, Belgium, January 1945. A M5A1 Stuart light tank is in the ditch behind it. At that time, most the full strength US tank units were part of the NATO forces in Europe facing the Soviet iron curtain which was tense since the Berlin Airlift in 1948. The division then mopped up in the US 9th Army sector until VE-day. 4 Jan 1951 – UN forces abandoned Seoul and was captured by the Chinese. This is the side view of the same M4A3E8 above. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment! It became the preferred US tank in Korea, due to its mechanical reliability, ease of maintenance, The 784th was one tank battalion formed as a result. Others can be borrowed and read in our online book reader. On March 29th 1945 it crossed the Rhi… 1945, 786th Tank Battalion in English aaaa. I wonder if there are any surviving members of that unit out there. 25 Sept 1950 – USMC liberated Seoul after the Inchon landings. It was inactivated in October 1945. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to: John W Heard, C Company, passed away on January 18, 2019. Note the split loaders hatch. Nicely done. Download for print-disabled Add another edition? I enjoy reading a publish that may make individuals think. The Thunderbolts were especially fond of Worms where they “liberated” a winery of several thousand gallons of fine Rhine wine. William Hasse, Palisades Park, New Jersey; Pvt. Part of an effort to chronicle the history of the first African Americans to serve in armored units, this history recounts the service of the 784th Tank Battalion. This close up shows the thickness of the concrete slabs. feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Some books can be freely read and downloaded. Basic Armored triangle with tank battalion number added. A total of 11 T-34s and 2 SU-76s were destroyed in the area by air strikes, Australian infantry and the US tanks. Sherman tanks collected from depots and scrap yards around the Pacific (including gate guards) were repaired and reconditioned then rushed to the tank battalions in Korea. Thanks for any help Part of an effort to chronicle the history of the first African Americans to serve in armored units, this history recounts the service of the 784th Tank Battalion. On March 21, the 11th Armored swept through the historic Rhine River city of Worms which the RAF had bombed into rubble. Marvin Aldridge, Burlington, North Carolina; T/4 John Latimi, the Bronx, New York; Cpl. The fourth and fifth photos above the colored one of the flat foot floogie are probably the right side and front views of the tank! The North Korean  supply lines in South Korea was partially severed which weaken the North Korean hold around the Pusan Perimeter. Gruppe Grafenwoehr consisted of about 35 panzers gathered from local factories. Fought in area of Maknassy and Ferryville, Tunisia. 11 July 1945 TABLE OF CONTENTS THE "HUMAN" AT MINE COMBAT METHODS OF SMALL RAIDING PARTIES COMBAT LESSONS FROM OKINAWA TOMBSTONE HILL THE MOST EFFECTIVE JAP TANK HOW TO FIGHT AMERICANS — A Jap … On 6 April 1945, the 15th Tank Battalion, US 6th Armored Division captured the Langensalza airbase near Muhlhausen southwest of Berlin. I was looking for some photos of the flat foot floogie and the colored one is perfect… Have you noticed that maybe, the are two more photos of that tank in your research? It made it to the river and sat for two days while the Americans, joined by the British and French armies, prepared to cross into the Rhineland of Germany. On 5 April 1945, the US 6th Armored Division captured the city of Muhlhausen and this M4A3E8 with applique frontal armor is standing guard over a group of German POWs. This M4A3E8 probably belonged to the US 72nd Tank Battalion is carrying soldiers of the Turkish Brigade. US 5th Armored Division, Germany, April 1945. the enjoyable work. I like what you guys are up too. 778th Tank Battalion. Read Listen. Both are without the muzzler and the left turret panel is quite visible above the left shoulder of the guy in the center of the coloured photo. Joseph Medeiros, lifetime resident of Somerset and Swansea, passed away days before his 102nd birthday on June 4, 2020. First test it with an unwanted decal on the sheet.). Besides the panzers, during the last months of the war about 70% of Allied tanks knocked out were hit by Panzerfausts, Panzerschrecks or other infantry AT weapons at close ranges during urban fighting. Welcome to the WWII Forums! The 784th Tank Battalion, was a United States Army segregated combat tank battalion during World War II . It was one of five tank battalions which landed in Normandy on D-Day. and its drive-ability compared to the M26 Pershing and M46 Patton tanks. Done on WW2 style machines full machine embroidered with cut edge. General George S. Patton disapproved of the use of sandbag armor believing it was not effective and that the extra weight affected the tank’s automotive performance which led to premature breakdowns. Enter your email address to follow my blog and receive email notifications of my new posts. PS nice site. Obituary. It first saw combat in 1943, when it deployed to North Africa on 24 January and then into Italy following the Salerno landings on 17 September. The Path of Destruction 786th Tank Battalion This edition was published in 1945 by 786th Tank Battalion. This new M4A3E8 tank is covering highway H-4 outside Bastogne, Belgium on 8 January 1945. MILITARY UNITS - 785TH TANK BATTALION VetFriends Veteran ID Card Quick Links. Note that the tank was completely whitewashed leaving only the name intact. This Sherman carries an interesting name and character. The Brigade consisted of the 3rd battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3rd RAR), a battalion from the Argyle and Sutherland Regiment and a battalion from the Middlesex Regiment. After the capture of Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital city, the British 27th Infantry Brigade hurried north along the west coast of Korea toward the Yalu River. This is another M4A3E8 with applique armor plates. The improved Horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) and the cast steel, center guide, single pin, double arc, 23 inch wide T-66 tracks reduced the ground pressure and provided better mobility in snow and over soft terrain. Military Service Records & Genealogical Research, The Holloway Pages: Scrapbook: 786th Tank Battalion, Service Company, CARL's ContentDM Digital Library Welcome page, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Keep on posting! This US 5th Armored Division M4A3E8 crew rests near the bridge at Tangermunde, Germany. The infantry either rode on the tanks or in trucks near the end of the column that stretched for two and a half to three miles and a platoon of tanks led the column. 6 bands was F company. The division departed Camp Chaffee in November to participate in the 2nd Army maneuvers in Tennessee from 17 … So the 786th Tank Battalion joined the 3rd Armored Division and pushed toward the Rhine River. Welcome to the Internet Archive Books collection! Small red bands were painted on the arms of the turret and hull star identified the battalion:  22nd Tank battalion (12 o’clock arm), 41st Tank battalion (7 o’clock arm), 42nd Tank battalion (9 o’clock arm). This M4A3E8 belonged to the US 11th Armored Division. It is painted in summer camouflage of Earth Brown over Olive Drab (probably the summer of 1951) and painted on the turret are small flags of the UN countries which the battalion had supported to that date. I’d should test with you here. Join in if you dare! 786th Tank Battalion Battalion. Link:    Gaso.line GAS48132K 1/48 Accessories Sherman M4A3E8 FURY conversion, Link:    RB Model 1/48 48B25 76,2mm L/55 Sherman M4A3E8, Link:    Hauler CZ HLX48163 1/48 PE M4A3E8 SHERMAN. Gerald Cagle wrote: My brother Melton was in Co. D of the 786th Tank Battalion. On 16 April, the 5th Armored moved to Klotze where it wiped out the Von Clausewitz Panzer Division and again drove to the Elbe to the vicinity of Dannenberg. purpose. On February 28, 1945, the 777th Tank Battalion was attached to the 28th Infantry Division, and we marched to their sector in the Monschau Forest in Germany. The clarity in your post is simply cool and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. 785TH TANK BATTALION. 786th Tank Battalion. In Korea, the M4A3E8 Sherman destroyed 41 T-34 tanks from August–November 1950. Early on the morning of 22 October l950, the task force was advancing north of Pyongyang. Due to dissatisfaction over the poor armor protection of the M4 series tanks, many US units added improvised armor to their tanks and the most common method was the use of sandbags. An angry looking Patton just reprimanded the crew of this sandbag covered 14th Armored Division M4A3E8. It served primarily as an attachment to the 9th Infantry Division, but fought alongside numerous other units as well. Assault gun tanks usually towed a M10 ammunition trailer. The 70th Tank Battalion was the U.S. Army's first separate tank battalion, activated on June … This M4A3E8 was the last tank of the US 89th Tank Battalion to cross the last pontoon bridge on the Han River south of Seoul, 4 January 1951. Some 30+ Ju88 G-6 night fighters of a Nachtjagdgeschwader are parked on the field and in the hangers. It is recommended to cover the sheet with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first and let dry. The 5th Tank Group also included the 758th Tank Battalion, which saw action in Italy under the 92nd Division, and the most famous, the 761st Tank Battalion, which saw action in Northern … On 19-20 December 1944, 4th Armored Division began moving north towards Belgium. It seems that you’re Arrived Casablanca, Morocco, 25 January, 1943. Looking for info about 786th Tank Bn Pics of the unit,Unit patch,TO&E of the unit,what uniform looked like,what weapons the unit had. Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by bobcrawford, Feb 6, 2011. It was formed in 1941 as a light tank battalion, originally as the 76th Tank Battalion and renumbered in May. Note the unit codes painted on the tank mantlets and the skull insignia painted on the front hull. The divisional workshop already added the shelves and frames for holding the sandbags around the hull of the tank. Change ). Assault gun tanks usually towed a M10 ammunition trailer. doing an distinctive trick. Log in or Sign up to interact with the community. Items from the service of Staff Sergeant James O'Connell, who was a part of a tank crew in the 786th Tank Battalion, 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, Third Army in the European Theater of Operations. This is a rare M4A3E8 (105mm) assault gun of the US 786th Tank Battalion moving through Alterhundem on 10 April 1945 while supporting the US 99th Infantry Division in the Ruhr pocket. Captain Heard was company commander of C Company from late 1944 through the end of the war. Such a nice article, thank you! Maybe the ordnance workmen scratched their initials into the drying concrete. This photo was colorized. Then carefully cut out each decal close to marking and then apply it. The division advanced 50 miles (80.47 km) on 12 April 1945 from Magdeburg but was held up at the Elbe River on the outskirts of the town when the Germans blew up the bridge leaving them only 45 miles (72.42 km) from Berlin. The 778th Tank Battalion, originally the first battalion, 41st Armored Regiment was organized on September 21, 1943, at Camp Barkeley, Texas. The name “Flat-Foot Floogie” was a 1938 jazz song of that name and note the additional armor on the front hull. Unit Pictorial, 75th FA Anti-tank Bn - A 19 page pictorial from 1941-1942, of the provisional anti-tank battalion of the 75th Field Artillery Brigade. The 784th was one tank battalion formed as a result. The 4th Armored Division received new M4A3E8s to replace the tanks lost during the drive to relieve Bastogne. Let me know what do you think about this. Many thanks! On 23 December, the 37th Tank Battalion knocked out a German operated Sherman tank and two 75mm SPs near Begonville. After market:   Tank Workshop TWS48031 1/48 WW II U.S. M4 Sherman 105mm Howitzer Turret, 1/48 Markings for “Flat-Foot Floogie” and “Thunderbolt VII”, Peddinghaus 3213 1/48 Sherman Tank Markings in Pacific and Europe WWII (7 tanks), (Peddinghaus decals are usually printed on a solid sheet of very thin transfer film. The Path of Destruction. Starting in March 1944, Chrysler produced 2,617 M4A3E8s by the end of WWII. Note the painted out star on the hull side and the M1 Carbine rifle hanging off the end of the 76mm cannon. Do you know, is this pic of Flat Floot Foogie made in Worms or Andernach? 3 No 11 July 1945 Intelligence Bulletin MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION War Department Washington 25, D. C. VOL III, NO. can be used for unditching or filling in obstacles. On D-Day, it landed on Utah Beach as part of the 4th Infantry Division, supporting the 8th Infantry Regiment led by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; companies A and B used amphibious DD Sherman tanks. Water-proofed standard tanks from the 767th Tank Battalion (called “land tanks” by amphibian units) with wading gear followed the assault wave ashore from landing craft, and the standard tank battalions with their heavier guns and armor took over most of the tank work. George served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a member of the 786th Tank Battalion. On 15 September 1950, UN forces executed Operation Chromite which launched a surprise risky amphibious assault on the Port of Inchon west of Seoul and far from the Pusan Perimeter where the UN forces were barely holding on. This M4A3E8 of the the US 89th Medium Tank Battalion is advancing through Seoul. Note the spare tire on the front of the jeep on the left edge of the photo where the tire was slid down the cable cutter bar mounted on the front bumper. 14 Mar 1951 – US 3rd and ROK 1st Infantry Divisions liberated Seoul. On 25 June 1950, North Korean Army invaded South Korea crossing the DMZ at the 38th Parallel with a powerful armor force equipped with T-34s and SU-76s. The number of bands indicated the company. These Shermans are waiting inspection near Seoul in October 1948. Originally attached to the 5th US Tank Group that was based in Camp Claiborne, Louisiana during World War II. I really appreciate individuals like you! The 775th TD Bn was formed from elements of the 75th FA Brigade. 777th TD Battalion . The North Korean 17th Tank Brigade equipped with T-34s and SU-76s were positioned on a thickly wooded ridge line near Chongju and a battle ensued. Further small actions continued until 8 January and the German hold on Bastogne was finally broken. Hi, this research is amazing. 786th Tank Battalion. Bands of whitewash and black camouflage was painted over the OD finish and the sandbags. it was an excellent find. After Market PE:   Eduard 28061 1/48 M4A3E8 Sherman sandbag hull protection. US troops were sent to South Korea with ill-prepared M24 Chaffee tanks to repel the advancing North Koreans but to no avail. ( Log Out /  They belonged to the 77th Tank Battalion of the US 7th Infantry Division which was part of the occupation forces in Korea since the end of WWII. Hi, just wanted to tell you, I loved this post. It was activated with the Thunderbolt Division on August 15, 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana. Take care!! The tank is parked at the edge of a field along the highway in a hull down position. It appears to have a license plate between the tank’s left headlight and the fender. Untertaimbach on the main highway to Neustadt am der Aisch on 20 April 1945. ( Log Out /  M4A3E8 serial No. Major Charles F. Ryan assumed command. Patch: Unit Details: Strength Battalion Type Armored Unit Existing/Disbanded Deactivated Year 1942 - 1945 Description. Thank you for your compliment. Note the cables attached to the front towing lugs preventing it from slipping further into the harbor. The 1st Battalion of the 47th Armor was redesignated as the 786th Tank Battalion and the 3rd Battalion of the 48th Armor was redesignated as the 716th Tank Battalion. Note the section of corduroy matting on the hull side which in this case had a dual 786th Tank Battalion Activated on 20 September 1943 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, out of 1st Battalion, 47th Armored Regiment, 14th Armored Division. The 11th Armored had an unique method of identifying its battalions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The US Army Medium Tank Battalions in southeast Asia and the Pacific were under strength and unprepared since the end of WWII. Mere-Eglise and for an anti-tank gunner, it … ( Log Out /  This M4A3E8 carrying infantry passed a burning T-34 on a road. You are at a gateway to WWII discussion, research, exploration, & analysis. Such clever work and reporting! Moments after this tank crossed the bridge, US engineers blew up the bridge to prevent its use by the Chinese. The "Thunderbolt" Division had just come of maneuvers in Louisiana and Texas. This M4A3E8 of the 7th Reconnaissance Company, US 7th Infantry Division fires on Chinese positions on 24 May 1951. Keep up the good works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll. It was originally attached to the 5th US Tank Group that was based in Camp Claiborne, Louisiana during World War II. This Sherman was the oldest tank in the US 72nd Tank Battalion which supported the US 2nd Infantry Division. Attached to the brigade were US artillery units, engineers, and the US 89th Medium Tank Battalion and this task force was under the operational control of the US 1st Cavalry Division. You have noted very interesting points! This new M4A3E8 of the US 12th Armored Division crosses a railroad track near It was helpful. German units counter attacked around Bastogne and the last attack began on 4 January 1945 which stalled very quickly. John Buford recognized the value of such ground from the defensive side, deploying his cavalry and cannon to slow the Confederate advance on the first day, west of Gettysburg. The M4A3E8 was the last modification of the US Sherman tank series during WWII. By the way, I have heard that it was a fairly common accident that killed Melton. This M4A3E8 was the first tank crew of the US 3rd Army to reach the Rhine river on 21 March 1945. Three M4A3E8s and an early M4 of the 14th Armored Division move through the rubble of the northern area of Nuremburg on 20 April 1945 the day the garrison finally surrendered. Not Specified Reports To . James Joseph O'Connell Sr. was born on 29 July 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. The crew probably is sleeping inside the tank and fresh snow had fallen overnight. Good site you have got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours these days. The men of the 795th Ost Battalion (Georgian) were posted on Hill 20, south of Ste. Hi there! Lt. Col. David T. Zweibel Battalion Commander 777th TD Battalion Photograph unavailable . The advance began again at 0800 hours on 28 October and the lead companies probed all likely enemy positions instead of leaving them to the follow up units resulting in the column only moved fifteen miles (24 km) during that day. This new M4A3E8 still has fenders fitted on the left side. 23rd Chemical Smoke Battalion: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000: 60th Chemical Depot Company: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000: 79th Chemical Smoke Generator Company: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000 The tank slipped off the LST ramp and ended hung on the sea wall in Inchon harbor, 26 September 1950. UN forces were pushed to the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula around the port of Pusan. This variant also known as M4A3(76)W HVSS featured a welded hull armed with a 76mm gun and had wet ammo storage (“W”) where the ammo racks were surrounded by separate small containers of a mixture of water, ethylene glycol, and a rust inhibitor, known as “Ammudamp” which prevented the ammo from igniting when the tank was hit. This is my ad free non-profit blog of my research notes on military history since April 2018. Reproduction of the WWII US Army Tank Battalion shoulder patch. Find your Brothers on Army.TogetherWeServed.com JOIN FOR FREE TODAY! It was the first US 3rd Army tank to reach the Rhine River but that does not mean that photo was taken anywhere near the river. It was part of Task Force Hazel, US IX Corps which counterattacked through heavily defended Chinese territory to Chuncheon before pushing north to secure an important road network west of the Hwach’on Reservoir. Film:  What to do if your Sherman tank gets stuck in the mud & other “Field Expedients” 1944. Nice Blog, one question. The port was secured after four days and two weeks later Seoul was recaptured. M4A3E8 “Thunderbolt VII” was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Abrams, the commander of the 37th Tank Battalion, US 4th Armored Division (later became General and US Army Chief of Staff). Film:  Korean War – 1950 Entering Pyongyang 221778-04 | Footage Farm. Well with your permission allow me to grab your Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The 786th Tank Battalion was attached to the 3rd Armored Division which is credited with liberating the Dora-Mittelbau labor camp on April 11, 1945, the same day that the Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated by the 6th Armored Division. The division departed Camp Chaffee in November to participate in the 2nd Army maneuvers in Tennessee from 17 … This allowed the UN forces to break out of the Pusan Perimeter and force the North Koreans back to the 38th Parallel and then advanced into North Korea. The tank is positioned on an incline to increase the  gun elevation to provide indirect fire against the Chinese and it is able to quickly withdraw or change its firing position. Vincent Morreale, Trenton, New Jersey; and Cpl. 61080, registration number 30114102 built in December 1944 almost landed during the invasion of Inchon Korea. On 29 October 1950, the 3rd RAR supported by three platoons of Shermans from D Company, US 89th Tank Battalion attacked Chongju. The third day the column crossed the Chongchon River at Sinanju and Anju, but at Pakchon, to the north, the bridge across the Taenyong River was destroyed and there was a two-day delay before the column headed west toward Chongju. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A M4A3E8 of the 32nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), US 7th Infantry Division disabled by a mine on a road, 28 February 1951. A WWII Army veteran, who served with the 786th Tank Battalion in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, he was a longtime employee of the former L.S. During the Korean War, the city of Seoul changed hands four times. It fought in the Hurtgen Forest in November, and moved to the Ardennes in December, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. In February-March 1945, the US 12th Armored Division added concrete slabs (contained internal steel reinforcement bars or rebar) on the hull front and sides of some of its tanks. Film:  US Army Combat Action and Advance in Tangermünde, Germany (April 12, 1945). This new M4A3E8 named “Block Buster 3rd” belonged to Captain James Leach the commander of B company, 37th Tank Battalion, US 4th Armored Division in Bastogne. Thanks a million and please continue The 1st Battalion of the 47th Armor was redesignated as the 786th Tank Battalion and the 3rd Battalion of the 48th Armor was redesignated as the 716th Tank Battlion. Tamiya 1/48 32595 U.S. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Your guess is as good as mine. Which is not one thing I usually do! ). Troops of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, US 1st Cavalry Division with a supporting M4A3E8 advancing along the east coast of North Korea in October 1950. This pictorial includes commanding officers as well as images and names of personnel from HQ, A, B, C and D Batteries. Intelligence Bulletin Vol. Crew members were: Cpl. Welcome to WWII Forums! We directly support the repository at WW2.ORG, and several other worthwhile projects that add to the historical record. In addition, the contents are a masterpiece. 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When the unit redeployed to Japan these tanks were deactivated and sent to storage depots in the Pacific area and they were replaced with M24 Chaffee light tanks which would not damage the roads and bridges in Japan. The Super Race . This piece truly did turn the light on for me as far as this subject goes. Ordnance officers of the US 3rd Army discouraged the use of sandbag armor but to due heavy losses they began to upgrade their tanks in February 1945 with applique armor plates cannibalized from knocked out US and German tanks. First published in 1945 Edit. The battalion participated in combat operations throughout northern Europe until V-E Day. The North Koreans offered some resistance to the river crossing at Pakchon and there was a sudden increase of enemy activity which stalled the advance north. Nothing happened until around noon of the second day, when the task force engaged a large disorganized North Korean unit at the town of Sukchon. Served in this Battalion? Air Force Units Army Units Coast Guard Units Marine Corps Units Navy Units Become a VetFriends Member Site Map. Just about all of what you claim is supprisingly precise and that makes me wonder why I had not looked at this with this light before. It seems that you have a very visible web site. You have performed a great task in this subject! Sorry I am not able to determine the location of where that photo was taken. Painted on the gun barrel was the codes for tank number 10 of B Company, 47th Armored Battalion, US 14th Armored Division. Gray Chevrolet of Swansea before enjoying his long retirement in the company of family and … Captain John W Heard Bernard "Bud" H Fink, B Company, passed away on November 6th, 2018 Bud's Obituary It fought in the northward drive to Cherbourg, and in the breakout from St.-Lo, through France and into Belgium, entering Germany on September 13th. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. 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