005828-The Operations of the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Attached to the 4th Infantry Division) For the Period of 2 - 18 June 1944 on the Normandy Peninsula (Normandy Campaign) 21 Pages 1949 (Personal Experience of a Battalion Operations Officer) This monograph covers the operations of the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion from 2 June to 18 June 1944 while participating in the invasion of Normandy over Utah Beach. To familiarize those who are not acquainted with the organization of the tank destroyer battalion the following statements are offered in explanation. During the development of these units there were several types of battalions. The first ones used in Africa had the 75 mm gun mounted on the M3 half track destroyer as a basic weapon. They distinguished themselves during the Tunisian Campaign but had been replaced at the time of this writing by the new type self-propelled and towed battalions. The 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion was self-propelled and had as its basic armament the M10 tank destroyer, which consisted of a 3 inch converted naval gun incorporated in an open top, counterbalanced turret, mounted on the M4 tank chassis. Tables of organization, at the time covered by this report, provided for a battalion consisting of 37 Officers and 636 Enlisted Men. It had a Headquarters Company, in which service elements were incorporated; a Reconnaissance Company, similar in organization to a division reconnaissance troop; and three lettered gun companies, having twelve M10s, each. The 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion had been activated at Fort Lewis, Washington, received final phase training at Camp Hood, Texas and arrived in Casablanca, French Morocco, 25 January 1943. THIS ITEM IS SOLD AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY. AFTER PURCHASE YOU WILL BE FURNISHED A LINK FOR DOWNLOAD BY EMAIL. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Operations of the 899th Tank Destroyer ...
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