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AFTER ACTION REPORT
~ 5 2 D TANK BATTALION
IIlAAY 44- 28 AUG 44,
OCT 44 and DEC 44,
JAN thru :3 ~ . ~ Y 45
f:HIS DOCUMENT IS THZ PROf ERTY OF, AND SHOULD BE Rl:<.."'TUHNED TO,
THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT SECTION, INTELLIGENCE DIVISION 5-2,
BUILDING T-5 (T-l?82).

AAR# 452.
AFTER ACTION REPORT
612TH TO BATTALION
JULY 44 thru DECEMBER 44
THIS DOCUllENT IS THE PROPERTY OF I AND SHOULD BE RETtJRNID TO,
THE CLASSIFIED DCCUME.NT SECTION, INTELLIGENCE DIVISION S-2,
B U I L D I ~ G T-5,(T-17S2)

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753JfJlDt "J7'f&1t1f
'.0 1.44, U. 3. Am
In '!'he Field
'Zl June 1944
JIJ 31.4
WBlJC:h H1atorice1 1JMorc!e end H1at.r1... of Orye.n1sstion.
1'0 ' : G......? lJ.:t'th .bIQ'.1PO 46.4, U. s. A'my.
(1l1 rou.;h at atm.:I._) , ,
1. In oorApliance with l.'te.., dated 8 J&nUa!7 .
1944. aDd letter, Heedquartere, ft.ttb A1.'rq, d.W II I_Ua1'7 1944. IUbjeot. ..
Ill. a. above, the following 1. tor ,the per.1od 25 Me]' 1944 to l)
.JtiI1e 1944.
of Action 1th Ineay.
a. II CoIpa tl'Oli FaIDI ROlm to VIGNlNlLLO.
b. IV Corp. attack to the Northot OImftlttO.
i. BRUSS
l.t. tol., 7Sat 'ank Dn.
CbIImand1Dc
1 Xftel..
_, ot.&oUon with i).'no."lY, 752 TaQk
ID (.la,'tdp110.te).
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Rlpert of .t.o1'4oll ..ttl ....
'eziodl 25 ... 1944 ... U J-. 1944
.IIA!l£ll1 II 0.•••ttaat tlQll ,.1 til.,. ... 1» YmlMflI,LO.
... • It&T 11100,000 ..... 1., 151, 1", U9. UP, 14J, 144
14,1".
1. a..... 1be ". ""&1201&, l ...W at. 18U, n&r, ....... ..
IP order to npol"'t. to JI tIa1W st.te. jJJq eo.,••\ lCII)l at .,....... .
IV 2J04.'J)B IIq the ......,1_ hili! Glo_ in •• Y1o.tJd.V or J'CB)1 _ .. at,.
tach. to the sa. W __ Dl'91alcm at 251J)OB 1Ic1. At 21OZOB ..., ..
BattaUon ....s to the 'I'1ebd.V at '1'ClYaO SA 1Ib1& area 1t epu-.Wia ....
port at the 88th IJat..., D1T1.r.ou -1 JUI'" Ia;r, at *1d1 u.. tIM tat.­
taUOD ... nU.... , ••''-*'' to. lX, ....... 88th Dl"'''' ...
•tta_.,. to n V. Ie ,., _.,.. At t1d.. u.. '-V (:II) '-* .... ...
..t a. np1............ AlDcmIII DhS..... au h1Dln4 ......
(103) ....mt. tOI" tile *' 0I'ft'II _, '- "'ftl"lJt Di:"'aa. ...
noalTed tla the .u.* tl'lliDlna Scboe1 ...... autho1'!1 yom, JU'th ...
on II Iq. At ll.3lOOJ", tba Bett&l S.... ..u... tl'Oll .tta...t ,. l'f
Coxp. _ .ttachedto .... ae lettlilt.......s '- YlGlAttv' et
..... an!"f1IIi at 0100-'.... A' 01.... ,.. ....ttall_ ....tt....
.. .. ft."' ....a1s.m._ Ion. ... ......... Sa Yl...... of jfttM
tat 0". ,.-. o,..u.••• the a.m.. re... I .... at
0..... ' .. iliad ....., ...... at 0 ,a Jaa at ..... Ie"­
. WI.- ,...,... tAl ill the u ...tr .. A' OSOOOl ,.. tile
,,-Q.t.....ttacDed " .. 88th W ..", D1Y.lalclll ... ... _. Sa ..
., .. CEARJI) at OJL'1OO8 J... ,. ti. .M at4l1'aDl I ...
till. "\tel'- __rated in aupport f4 .... W .._ Dl..s..... Sa ........,
of til..... tit.... -JOB alGal a ...... __ ............ a._.
II D& ...,..,to YlGl.AJJlLLO. _ ... At, m_,..., tile ••a11e
11.... I'.... _ II Corp. _ ... w ____... __ ........
If V. Ie .., o.n,.. .
Ie ranaro. WJQOMlOlG.l _ "IA.
lb.....U. "-14 , .. ,.1 to Ylobd.1r ., JrIl,aO,
at 270S".Ie.T.l at. St. t.t. .. 0..... l'M«lye4..... ""'"1 GeaaftL,
88't1l lDt_t17 Pi'Y1alOD, to .......la. ta1Ik ..... • """" Of ....
1D5Ia Nt..pJ'OptiUecI ..... tau. h.ut,..... , ..... the d6ht
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11_ ., .. :JIB trom • poatt1011 in the of 1'0" IJId traU
j ...... J51221. eo.,plP7 ..........en.. t.b1. lila.. -. arr.lTed lA pelllttoD
I7U4fI bee held,. '" .. 'brlqe aNth or '.'I1ItO.
......,. "Btl held thia polllt.toa 'UIlttl 29lOOOB .. 1h., wre reUered _ ea.,.."
••• '.-1 retulla.rt to Dl'Y1a1.a1l ....... U •• V of 'UfIa«). D1ulDi tblllr
......14oa of thl. pos1t1oD thq 4_1'0" m _..., _ti-alraral'\ pn., _
nmber at an1pere, ...s otIPtluS t. prl..... At 2121.008 thtr
IItppertad ttl .t..... of the It) aIllWllM mt.U U1.4 'Up 'b.r •
ldda-. Dl.... no bn-, ., Ul. 00'IptPT .... ton.l to ...tum to "I"
.....t1.oD 1D the viaf.D1vetil 1J122l. 1h-.r INtteH4 110 OIdIlel U • ., 'bit tile
....u1t G_ Pl.toon .uworti.ia; 111.. .r.rered .. .ueted --1d.1lIll1D .....
_ fOUl' tal1ata4 lien .".. ill aot.lcm t.- --v. _t.-battel7 11" t,.
tb. 'Y1c1niv or IWJJU .t 271lOO1.
At 21lOOOB..,., the battal1_ ..... ol'4eNd to .... lnw J)l'ri._.......
lIlth OOlIpellJ (Gollpany ·C
a
) 1n Ill' __ ...t of PIIVIJIiG. ltd.. _ "D._
pUlhed .t %7l2ZB. lb. third OlJIIIptflll (00IIp1llV "AtI) ........... to .
•• J50 Wantry _ oaCJUpT ROCCMlOlIlAt -. tiltllr .... tMM ...... 7....
.ntth at BOCCMlOll'. -' mass, the 0DIIp.t .. _.... 1a • tin ftallt. ...
ce1T1Dg _tt-t.J2k_ ..u ... tift t!Oll the , .... J.a •• Yitbl1lir"
1WlfU. 111. t1" tiP, _Jn1e4 hWrlll"-lGl'''tU tla])J, .t ....
they took l1p a del...... poaltioa tID tho...... fth niQ .... .'
ltOCCMlOIGA. wh1ci1 til. b.u 'lmtU 3k>-nSi .. 0.'....,10· , ..............1'
po&1.t1.on endoont.1.nllltbe .tt..*. CoII.PaJQ" ·1.· ... _taa tiI_ Dl"fl,..... ...
_"e. Compa1Q' If,. A14 t. tIlllate SID ... _ eff1........ lJt .... ...
one 7,. tank Pl JAL'_t. of _t1on 'V. . .,'0........ .' bit 16. bt..
a70QB, CompeJJ1' "A" .u.«_ Cailparq' "I" .,.tIltloa at IV ma, ... ·fJlAr
rtD&1ned unt11 :9a«m _ 1I11dl tbt.e th.,·· n""'-1 to D1T1alon lte-we. .
At "5QOB • .,..;, 5'-'7 ·0· ... ora...,. to p." thro&tl CompIll1 .,' ...
... ROCCJGO...... . __ -wert.ed .., _ of the 804 If_.,...
t1'07er Battel10a .......... 1II.tIaout rea.tanee at :.lS082)B. ttuv
oooapled JtOCCJGOIllA -1&1 ea"B at ti* u.. til., "" ordered to Ntea
to the IattaUon .hI-'l7'" 1D the T1C11.At.q. .r PtaVElIlO, arr.lV1DI 2t'2J'J.
Dur.lD& their oocupat1Olk., til., .......ye4 1."1tezm:1.ttct art.Ul••
1"1" but .uttered no ....u... .
thus by 2122.))B the nattaUon .a" rea..... Sa •• Tlcd.nlt.1 or '11'-.
sere 1t remained untU 3l.2LOOB 1Ihc it ........ 1M Ylal.Jd.t7 of 1081&.
..ther clUlf.nc thl. operatt.. ... CL...·... tz:r. Yle1bU1t7 ... eu.&'1­
-to.
J. jII'IIA _41 OI.f.U'.DIIlO.
.', OlaJ4'B .1_.. t.he -'Jilt.. ....." .... to .. JIlnt Bpee&.1
I«rt:l....... 3o.lDe4 ... Ja __0 at OZ6J)a. 'a.
_".1_ 1.. ea._ ., .....=to the 15 _"M.t- I,....
at""" to ill. )I "._,- fJ-----8 ....M........ oamoa •••
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.......MIS of th•• 1egi1lCt, first Sp.GI._ -.m.. ro-.. ?Sal tlJlk
Ba\I.u- ,-.-. one oct!IpllJlY), Company I. 19th Ing1DMJ' r.ltat ...,...t, ...
......,. ..1.:_r.... .. De.troyer !a
t
ta1lon, "POrtee! lIT th. 46Jrd r arachllte
fteW j'l"Ul ... 1a't.aUoa, eJ1d pn0t4ed b7 -a', 117th ReOODllal .......
Sqaadron, proo.td" ..at out. of ARTDA Oft 1O.s to OCI.LIPIDO w1th lbe
1I1.at.on of ae1s11ta .. toe _ the high INUIl<! to the aortA and aUo1llng the
Jl'd Regill8lt, witb o.ap'tf!t7 "Aw, 7,as !ant Battalion, attached, to pa" 1ihl'Ovall
.- oont1nue to .a Wt to amtact UDit. of the Br1t111b 8th Alfq, IIIOY1Dg _at
·OD H1&hWe.Y '- th. at Reg1IIent col,.. sma1at1na et OIle 'lbe .s-t_- P&Td
platoon ot tank., ODe platoon ot 1Dt_tl7. GIla platoon of t.enk d••troy.JO • .­
ODe pl..toon of engiDeer. arrived inCCI.LErDP.O at 02131'1. Appron..t.l.7
three hundft(1 pr1acm.... weN taken in the toe. 111e 1ntantr.r conUnued tbmuah
110_ to Hi,. the blah i1"Otmd the Horth. At 021.4X)B, "Bit _ •
.-itted tD supPOrt. •• iDt.nt17, and ea.pattt ·C· took del_lI1ve po.s.u..a..
- the a.et or to-. _ .Nteot the riibt n.1IPk. At 02141'8 CJ:I (heacb) ttaepa
lIIlYauc.1ni from the .uth oontacted CompatlT "C" and aonUnlUd the atta. to ••
DOrtb or to1lll with the flr.t Sp.cdal Service lI'oroe. At021SOOB, Oomp..v 'C•
.... committed to -.1pperl the lntflP.tr:r attack. 80th Camp_•• "13'_ "0"
«ahanged artUleI7 1'1" with the «1.,. intermittently 'UIltU w.tthdra1D, _til
reaul. ta unE..ll0lln. JJes;Lmnng at 02.1900B, the CD' took over the MOtor t". the
J:i'1ra.t Spec1al Semce Ferae and .ttached troop.. ColipatV -B- wi thdrn at
021.9.:DB and CompePY -0- w1thdrew at 022100B. Ooiapany "A" W•• DOt 8OmtW,
but the Company ea.... _.. injured and at Lt. Boy ... Frette took
or the rraa '021JOOB until 022100B, the town -W.B UIlder conata.nt aM­
Ulery tire. The B.t.Wion alosed in .....b1y area in the vioin1tu of ItOJllA
at O)llOOB. No c.-.lU•• were surtered. ..ther during this operation ...
clear and dry. VlabUlv w.e excellent•
.4. S. OESARl!1O, ICIII, FOIllJLLO, C_MJNJNO VI RCIl.A, IICliTRROSI aud
VlGNANliLLO.
'.the B.tWidtl arrived in the "I1cd.Dlty of S. CiS.ARJn II>PlOldIIate17
J) kilometer. ea.t 01_ OIl H1gh.., 6 at Oll700B June. Ooap..,....." ...
·0' "ere commi tte4 ill ...,port of 151 IDtaat17 .t Oll900B, attatld.Dc JIOJ'th twa
vicinity SONTI POIIIO.CAftD to cut lU.ihw.7 6 at &J 9(86)) and .".e 110.....
to the aa.tern entran" to..... dedi CIDIIp.,- -a' had lIdTenoed to & _
po81t.ion neal" R.l 899621 _ c::a.pal17 IIC· h.-l __oed to a poa1Uon ft.... h.......
yard. we.t RJ 9086):) on High..,. 6. ..,... "A" aud B.ttaUon I •
Joined Company "Ott just after dark. 1!l.......... Biah-.y 6 ••• IICMIeraWF
and bombeQ by aIlElllO" aircratt ta. OJaD'l to 04)%102. CdUalu......
ault1.ni trom tJ:d. action were. OoDllp'" "A" • _e elleted IIIIJl WDlDIdtd 111
.oticmJ lIedicsl Vet.dunct - on. ..a.aance bumec!, t .. lDllated ..
k1lled in action, three wiRed. IHD ...... ta ..u.. A total .t .. pll-. ..
era ot war were tek_ b;V UDlta fd th. ba....... '" No aott.... ....,
IJOUDd resiatanoe w.. coountelWl. .
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B.Y 05O'1COt.,'1:he 351 lat.",t-rr had fP.'Oeaed the TlJII a:rrnR and
' ..oed -tIdl1g It•..".,. out o! to. to the high gmuad a1.oae I IN ,
thll1 lforth. .. "'. amJ ·C" .1IUpp'rted the.. attadc OOJI¥Iel1cing at OS08ClOa.
Company "B" and "'ttlloa re..1"'I•. at N 7'6ll6.·
Compan1•• -,- _ "C" ceaUllued the atta* dq. Duri.IW.,;-1IQ ;'
moming Company "" """'.Qut three • .,. ...1n.p n.est.. At05l:tl6II,. '.
they encountered twf···t.rJt VI tank., In the tire tight, .ne 0IiitP.­
"A" tank .... hit __ ...-ored p1erc1na tire, OM officer and one enll..w.a1l
were Idlled in ..-u. .. one enli.ted. _.... wound«i in action. aa....
v:: t.1k w•• d_... tiI\$t got ."87. • .. Made IV tsnk Wae lmocked out. . .,
051C))B, 0.,"7 .,- ... ·re.chad 7"7f:/J, .. CotIpany ·C-reached 71YnO .t
053XlOB. lb. h....... out nUl.rout -.u v-a. po_tionl, ena!:ll.inc tb•.
-,
inf&ntry to .. C-.n- mUd oppoattlO1l.. In Ifla.", Compall7 .0" ....
tacked an -_ d••tl'07_ ... tftDV"ts.YIt .-aU.
t10n truoil:a. On. 10,n to .,. fiN. At O'ZlOO-.,
OoIap.ny tlB" • .....s. ,an,.. ....
lllthdr.m to til ..., po.......... Neupp17 ... ne!hD1.. at 05210013. Oompw
"C" remained in ttl to At 0""'., Oompw "Alt lIOVed
aupport the 3/fJ tnt...,..1iIb1. had .;J.l..... the" Idtnt1'7 tnd had the
Il1sslon ol continuinl •••ttaeTr _ eontact w1tb the CIP on Ul.
r.1.ght. At O(:O.JX)B, CatIp.a". _ B.t,\a1!on moved to til
._.bly .rea at 7'Jfrta. ..... CompaJQ' IfBJt ....t·1nto cl1vl81on reserv.. At
O(08a)n, Compll1Y "C- ...... te "por't the .!IO Int.,.tZ'1' from a post tJcD 18'­
the ric1n1t¥ or (688", all til_lett of .. ,. lDtant17.
Company itA- oonttn.... ,.,. ·lq>pGrt the )49. Infantry durin, th..,.
of 6 118, encountering only artlllal7' and aflvanotd ..
. by OtSm»B. At dark, c-p.., it,,_ withdrew to poalt.laD.
btbtJld the ifttantJ:7 lines. 2he-t.rrain ... btcoa1ng lIuch liON dUfiOl4t
tor '-k,operation in th.t &fe.. c·
... 4·
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00IIp.,- -a· NU._ 00IIp1JlY -,- in IUpport of tAt 3IS Int_'" Sa
.. Yt.otn1V 6l«XJ7 at G7l900B. CcMIp.-q -,It retumed to Din.............
• t 6li935. .
Company"· l'Bathed a po81t1G1l at 6)/fJlT at._ ., *ldl tiM ••
ZO Infantry Was reU-4Id .. th. :m Intfl1t.:r. 1M m lntaat17 ,.... ill
podtion during 8 I,.. atU dam at 1Ib1tb tl_ tNT to a ,.tttIoa _lltll
ot YImUIUiIJ,O. oapllV "B- aOOOllpeu!e4 thea _ r.alDe4 111 pelllt.teD .... '.
ncmA1UI,LO. untu .t lOlJX>B at 1Iblcl1 u.. til.,. "3oJ.a- •• ktta\;I.,
at 661.935. '.
Cornp.o- -0·:. at,..ed in aupportot the 3/S Int""tr.r at 6loooa ._ '
relieved at maD. .
At lllaJOB. Battalion .. rt\l.l...ed trem attactuRct to lJ· tor,.
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and 88th Infantry Dtftiton tIJld at,.oh_ to IT Oorp. and lIOTed to 11ft ueeblT
poat tJ.on in Ticini tJ 01 T.All(IIDIA at lll(oQU. '
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.q.1!UeJ, ti•• on Il1'! Wp, tA. Qg.ratio
na
!'h'du ,>.
....1'! I 1- 1 d ......
(Ulel!. More tn. l:Oo
T81lk, .... ., t I
l\b\lftdedt Vnknowft
eP Gun. -' • 1
P naoneret ')SO
Truckc &
m1 acell aJ'l eons I
J.A Oma 1:2
"&lUI. ""'Ted Pltr1ng . thl Qatrdtita'
Tank., Med.1_. 114 I 4
',ram" I
lUled - II. 7
O'f 1
.W1dtl! - ..' 14
•• 2
Pr180fttr - ...
- .- '.".
• ,_ 'DIAD.
1GU1b of Boa. the tvra1n Was terr&1.D. 1IOlB'l\a1.llOua,
.;at b,r p1l1•• and dry tra.aes atJd th--bt. -.-sna to_a ro.s-bcnm4 the V
01111.......
lrorth of Rome to an eaat-..at 1111. 1'UDId.ng thl'Ouab lOBMJtLA «(;Cee),
the "a. reDoing wlth a.tl.er slop•• .uc.i w.e, therefore, muoh more
ttll'Orabl. tor tank operattoD•.
North of :ro--.LA tteep bUla, lUlU.. and 4ry -..b•• were age1.n
, U I aD.
,: +
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Dumg the cU. p.riod of the operati0Jl8 the "..ther Waa 4tt 1tM.
7. CCDa..USICt:a.
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'i' '., .. 'lb. gre.teat, titt1C'Ul ties enCC!tUntered during this operat.1oa 1I'8l'e
.... Wi tb the oparat1on end maintenance ot both tr.. and Ylbe.1.a
............. Spar. parts -'ten dU'tlou1.t to obta:ln, 1t tbet fIOUl.d be .lI­
tttn44 at all. Time 7 •• not ....aU.bl. to glYe tanka neOHlaJ7 ...., 0I')Di.
' ....t.11 they lost speed aDd power as houn and mUe. were .adell to ttl...
M. Bat.talion never did operate 1ts tuU rto IIJl4 I allow.ce at one t1m..
'liaint.w:l.. checks a1ld snall ...-.10&1 taUurell kept at lea.t 10 per eent
.., aU __ad tran8Partat1on deadllned at .u time.. In vi•• or the lcraa
un.. 1Ih1ch to be llaintaiDed. th. l.cta' ot IIJ1' truck tor __ •
1I'lort, of U:1e CaUsed great ooneel'l1. '
, b. tCommunication. betWEll 1ntant17 _ alpP01"'t'.tll6 tanke 1. net
-.t1at'eotol'T.· Several mean. ot conmrunicaUon ware lI11p1'O'f'1_. 1••• , ac41ng
• 1/4 tal 111th SCR 510 re410 to the iDtant17 commend poet, borrowJ...Dc
an 00It XlO r,.. the !ntantry, end using ,1"UImer. end liaiEOn officers. aoae
or til... methOd. were eat1af'aotor:r some of the time, but 'there w.e ntrer t!!IrI
Stend&1"d Operet1q; Procedure met.",od th.t aol.d be cotmted upon to tunction
etf1c1ently.
c.Co.'1\l'II.Ul'11oetlons between tank. _ aupport1!li artillery 1. y.,,­
poor, except mal tank. _Dc 1f1th Armored .arttUery. At ROCCNlOlDA. one
t.-w ,,1ID7 aoBllllander did ..Uefactor1l.7 41,.. the tire at the ):Ii. Art­
iUe1'1 Battalion. 1h1e, hO......I", Wa. Ule W7 t.1_ durin& the
that it ••• tel t that artUler.Y CO\lld be near the pl...
_4 tlae 1t w,,$ wentee:!. .
.. d. The Table. ot OIS_cation and tor a tank battaUon
do DOt ,.uo. tor the n'Wllber .t 11&1.-= cf'ts.... th. battalion 1. "'l'I1N1 to
t.ms.*. the T/o end I pl'O'lU.. tor one 11-.1_ .,11"1". l'h1. Batta'l.14la
h,abltMa1l1 had a l1a1acm etftcer w:1.th Colpa,'; .. 1d.th D1v1elon _ OIle or
.. wi. th IIUpJ)OrW,/......t.. Otfioen 1IU8t be t .. trom other job., 1...,
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..a, ...a........., lIelat--ce, aDd to ft.l.L the 4__ fer
lltll- otti..... it 1...,•• the batta1.1on abort ot ott1CJen.1n
... .. ...u. til. are take troll•
.. .. e. A sttad..zd Operatiag Prooedure ut.bod by 1Ihldl ctJl d....
· .-lop\­
1b11. 1ns1de hiJI tea*. 1he iDtllJltJ'YllaJl ottc1 plckl lip tal'letathe tanker can­
_t _e. I.t be 0IIJ1 lot his intomaUon to the tlJlker quieklyt the tank ean
&1.... effective eq>port.
t. The taJdl-W..t17 te_ muet .,rk together tl'Oll to
MI'Ien.ty... t., hour_ at a rd.DiJNI betore thq CJaJl hope to eperate 1IlIOOthl7. It
•• time to 1eam bow the other UIl1t doe. th1D8- and 8JtPeete you to do· th_.
"en the tank-intant17 iuolwU.ng oompany COJIIIa,ftdiDg offlcers ...
fl'tatta, know each othu, 'til. Cell woJk together much more ettlc1entJ.y ttl..,.
. __ as atrengere.
g. '!he t..-.."nf.tr,r te_ nruat kQow eam 01h... o.pald..Ut1•• end
l1a1t.t1.cm.. At t£lIel the burden of oarry1n, the attaat 1Il\l8t, .au.
ot the terrain .nd atlai4cm, taU 011 the 1nt'antr.r. At other till••, it 1.
t-*s that are beet· qOal1tted to bear the bruDt of the attaak. Ibtb 1N. t.
IftUst know thi. end 1.- to reco¢.se the situations in 1Ib1d1 on. ol"the 0_.
uni t must lead.
h. 'lb. lIere pre88l'l08 of t8Jlka IIIOl1i infantry, thotagh th-V ....
not needed OJ" cannot ... lIIplo7eQ ettlatentlr. 18 8)1Ietim.s des1.rable 'becau..
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' ... ' At lUZlOB I ••, the "asTa1llI B.tt.u.on ... N1.1.". tl'Oll aU.-,••
.. U eo"". 8ft4 88* W.t17 Dt:t1.a1.....t\aClbed to l' V. S. A.l'fI7 a..,. _
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•ita__ ta t)1e 'fa••roe ....,. .. .".ed to the Y1a1n1V of .'1TJ4l.l.... Slut
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rotMAlIIJlO, at 15*01. 'I0Il \iM·.ttl
. :Q)9(IO., the Batta11cm ....ted 14•. _. , .. h .... ..,..,. ill 1IIIppOr\__ et _.141
lat_t l7 Aegiment in til • .,.. SO.s...t ........... C__dlce, ·P••Il»,.
MOCA.T1'U>A. At 2411." •• 'battat'-. 010....·.... .,.. "ftalnlV of
....moo for .....___• ""at"lac .t..... tot.. ..,. .....
. Ie 1I.00ANO .. ' ....IA .. SCAVSAIO .. ,.,s,r, ......... , -til• .&.
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__ --:ti4 to the'f'1td.ni9 of PJftOLIJI' .. .. At
Comp"1 -C•...,... 'JOi PITIGL1"O to •• Y1e!JllV" M.CI•• ill
..... of Troop ·'-,net llecannal • ..,... SquaclftIl. I'l'OII th1. po_"', ...
"j platoon, CoJIIpIPY Ie-, .•til .a 01 .,eGr:llnal ••"," WOJ'ked north ...
•• • iRlNfO - TRI.A1fA..... Juat north ofUft!BJA tilt, l'11li Sate ta­
. mine 11..... :_ eelt-P1'Qpelled ... tl.-.. Th.y reraatDed 111 •
pOdtion jue north of ",DIA the DlPt 14 June. A pl..... .­
of Company "C" me.rdled W,...,••• at 14'POOB to Jam • IJeOOIld ..... '.
'platoon lKlrking C.&fIJlfl.l. "'.. eoll8l ••t no .
but regulated their speed .... of ... ....,.. eolam .- tqDk • !
fl po s1tJ.on just nortil or sa.... f!wSac the night fill 14 ,-. At 150.tlO" .
the 3r platoon of eomp."y ·e· ,.... th. col'Ullll C8 iIle .......0 ibiP.
The 7521 Tank BatWS- t.... eomp..,. -e.) ...."t.acMd to the
T" Foro. Tttmey at 141800B J.... ...-ed fJON _ the vicd.n1t7 of
arriving there ....-taU- (Ida_ .
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tbe line VALLDltA - ROOCALBDI•• tII.A. '!he hea4""1411ntantl7
SC.&"lS.tllO .t 15l500B preceded 1:r OD.""" ot 9llt --"'IItIIP- 5qu,dron
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l_ldac the objeot1ve .t m'J)B. 1IheN •• teroe eata'bUlhed. • det'.siv.
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retU1!le4 to peld. Uon v1aWtr "tln1.
At 2S>SOOB, B.tt..u.- He.-5quartere _ CoIlp_7 "'" lIOVed t:rom poe.\UaD
net.n1ty 7'6791 to 706&62.
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..,,0. attacked in. "". 'of. that Bat.ta11en at 0)5))8 to ••• the' "iir.".· . .. ;
lOCCA8T1UJ).L l'her ........... on the obj ....,.. .tIlUOOB wi tlicR1t _.. .' . '. "
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OolIpA1l7 tIC..... $1..... tna • Bat.w,1aI1, 14 W_'17,_'. ;
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rubber tracks and -_ ..p.... J'ourtec ttnk qia...... , )':'
1n8tellAd 4ur1ng thl. pedod *1dll.", boa 24th to 21th lme.
the .6ttt Ozdn8l'1ce compl.eW • -aU a1'IIa -...,uon, repat1'!na tho.'''' .'
to __ detective. 1be 5251h 0J0dD... s.a..... _d "Paired iaatr-.lta.
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.......r to see eJ'ld the aumbttr of Uu. Wltltr.r wlre 1. cut wuld be low­
ae4 oonl1derebly.
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24 L7 1944 - 04)) hour... lU.let1ni cleared Iboli IIlIOUt. to ,anti.
081' hour•• St.,tt ParV cal.aand Ibcil1 IIlMute to ron41.
0900 hoUl'" • Vtb1c1e ool18l QLqred Doli -lO\lte 10 Icm"i.
10)) hour•• TIPk oolUIID cleared m.u IIlro.te· to J'cm4J.
la'Xl hour'... Blllet.1Dc party arriyed .t btYoua. ana_at of
raaa .t 45S016 If",I 8leet II rODdl.
1./00 hour. - Staft part,. .rrJ,.." .t
he-. .. neecl or ta.sk 0Ill.,,- al'dved .t. "'.....
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a5 1.,.1944 .. om hov.. TaU of tank GQlu. an:t••-at........ ana.
0,)) ho\ln. Uee.d ot TthiCLe ___ aft'iye4 ana.
04.X> h...... feU oE vCdca.e 1Ol.,. arrlTed at aNa.
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13lO hoUl"ll .. latt.J..lon atta... to 88th Int.tZ'T D1Ti.a.cn.
1.Q.' h01lJl'll .. _.a ..eel troll Ba't....1oa blftUajl .... '­
ra1.1.... 001llp1P7 ac·, 7Eoth B.t+..11_.
l500 h.... - CoIIpIP:r "I- aniTed in pos1UGD end 1"tIl1_ed
ac·, ?lOth r_ Batta:J.t.. Iflatt pl.te......t _
a .Id lA•• at .,., 1'&'1 IbMt I" 11
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26 laY 1944 ... 0800 hour... 0 . _din, «11.., or ..\tal-I.e 1...a .Id.... to '­
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Dl'Yil1cm.
1000 hour•• Departure of latWSeJa 4 • .".. beotP.. of aaDI"W
oonditiClll of 1'0.... '-_U1'e1la1'dl ordv 1.....
1n4i0at.i.q 13)) he1In .. u.. tor departure.
1)X) hour. - Hour of departure ..... '- 17J) hour••
16:J) hour. - 80'&11' of dtpartun ........ '" hours, 'Zl 118)Y
1944 lMioa'Is.. at aonttn... ......,n1on of ro.-l ••
2350 hoUl"ll - 01......'Ye4 traal81b M.s..... to lIIO't'e out at
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Bat\ll1ae ... raU_ed troa attached II Co!p. __
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conUnued reor.an!'ation, rest andmainteriaflce at
po lSi tiOD in vieini\( of
.. "C" 'i!lOTed from 'ITIGLljlfO, Yio1ni t7 ot
I.&NCIjt'O in support of Troop A, 91.t Ken Set.
One Flatoon of Coa.pen7 -e' ,linked noT'ih out of
" 8»a'DlIl and IJlOther lIOrked no!"th out at SCAlSJNO.
1800 UV•• Ba1.telicm "as to Tade Force Ralaq.
" l' :"'. 1944 - 0800 noun moved to vicinity or !t.ANCIfJ(O, arriving
" ,'.t oeoc hours. '
1»0 iJattsllon (1.88 Co 1fClI) from Y1c1ni ty of
, ' ,U!CI.£lO to'ric1ni ty of SCANSAIto.
1800 beUft:.'lattal.1on IIOTed HI f1"Olll SCANSANO'in support ot
,141 IntllJltrr. '
2lX! hoUh'. GeapaJlY tiC" Wi thdrn to reqply attar operaUng
, ,with e1.8I1811t. ot,91 len, 5q along SC.SJlO - SMf
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thel4J. In.taut17 on SJ.'S CAfJRm.l. Detail, or opQ.,
...tUna ot one platoon of' CompaJl1 'C", operat1n,
1d.tIl element. of 9lat Ran Sq on S.A.1'01t!fI! - TIl"".
, ..act, not lI.VaUal:a1••
-.'11 or CfllAflt.l.... Ole 8COut oar -a DUlleJOU8 M.chine PD
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"'OIl. artUle!7pl..,. poaa1b17 de8tl'Oye4. Lt.
D.._ -'-OD.. tIIl1et.....,. 1IOUn4e4 Itld one lt4 too
tl'ilk boeked out •• Ttb1cl. by Itt. H.atOll,
0'''1127' Co--.du of CoIlp81l7 "C', .st,ruck • r.u.zt
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of 14\ W.,.t171
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BattaUoD rca1ned U' 4.41(••.,.. poat tiona in
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15)) hours .. Col!tpan1". IIOved trom poad.t.i.oa at 942870 u1th
1A ' Ti. a.. C.A7BJGR,& .. ""3.0 - rctVIR.fU,
to p«lat J (815(£8) .' , .
1800 ho11rtJ. ,._.... nato. JlQyed ate pol1tion .t 93J681.
1900 haul'. - A-.u1t, .... tired oount.rbatterr on eIl8117 lUll
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Task Foro. 1'001••tl500 hours, raained 1m. '
!Aaew. ov.rnlght.
IISOLTS Of tJ'IBATI_ - Ply. machUt. gun n.st. dastrojTed.. two WarltIV
tanka ..r. !'ired at., one IC'pearlng to be deJUa;ed.
!hls '\lD.1t suttere6. no casual ties..
• '111. 1944 - OJ)O, hours - Col¥t1q 'e" .ttadled to at Battalion,
", 0500 JaoU8 - Company IC' lftO'Yecl out ot Battal1on.,
141 Intantr,y., att.oldng to the IaOrth...t..
0900 haft. CollplJll I.' IWWed in wpport or 1st Batt.J..1en,
'". l/J. Int_t17, .ls haP. .. its ml.e1cm the def'.H
',." or 1 JOAIlCQ. Company lIB' reme1nt14 111tb. T.alt 'or..
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13)) ·h..u. • Conspsn,. 'C', eupportlni the attack of a1 Battalion,
"'l/J. IntaJ1t1"1, amT.a at Y1 eini ty RJ 70089 6 and
, , toGk daten_v, poidtiona there.
1800 hou" •. ·Co1lpeJ11 ..... Wa. reli«ed from 14 Intaflt17 ed
uned to 758791. Asla1dt Gun tleba reaatn14 1f1.
9) AlA Bn.
21 1944 - OSee hour. .. He.-!quartera moved fro. 756191 to 7Ola62.
Colftptrly ".l" IIOV'" t'rell 8eJll' pos1tion to pedti_
, .,.th :an Headquarters. Comp"'7 "0- reaained 1a
, 'lDpport of' 211 B.tt&1.1oa. 141 In!,.,,,t1'7, 1thU.
c ,,, 00llpell7 "Bit NIla1ned attached iio fa. Porce Dodi,
1AlC hoUra'ij, AlsaUl t Gun Platoon relieved tmll 93 JlA Bn IIld
't}<:_ed to Yioinltr of 7.l)8,S. ,
1900 Companl "Btl Nll_td .tl'Oll Xa* ,PoNe Dodi., aoYttd ,.
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23 June 1944 - CompaJl,. WAlt supported attaet of' 3rt! Bt.tttllCD,l/J. '.
, %nt811t!'1, Departure, Hipwl173. Obj eet1y.,
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1400 hftii... "A"a:rr1f>_ at ill
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752) TANK BATTALION
}FO 464, U. s. AlIIl
In The Field
18 Nov_ber 1944
JIJ 314
SUl3JECT& Historical and Histo:."ies of
TO & General, Fifth Army, APO 464, U. S. Army.
(1hl'Ough Qlannela)
1. In compliance with Letter, Headquarter., lIATOUSA, dated 8 J aIlU8l7'
1944, and Letter, Headquarters, 5th Amy dated 22 January 1944, subj act and
fUe a8 above, the following is 8u1:mi tted ror the period 1 October 1944 to
31 October 19441
aeport of Aotion wi th lihemy
a. II Corps- .Attack from HUl 966 to the North.
For the CbDuIand1ng Officen
ANSlN A. BOMBA1I),
1st Lt., 752d Tank BIl.,
Adjutant
1 Incl.
Bpt or Action 'Ii th EllcyJ 752
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s 1 Octooer - 31 October 1(144.
0:: .30 Se.)tember 19L..-'., the 752d 'rank Battalion Corrun81id Post .vaa lOCated
at 9C)l\,'j, t. 305 Tank Destroyer Battalion etta.ohed. (hmp2nY A located
at fj1JIO':':', (;1) .)811:' i3 moveu ':ro;:: <)03110 to vicini t;r Hill 966 (905155), arriving
there ::;t Clt,:Ul! to support U1fl attG.ck of the .3JC.)tL. Rer;1rn.ant. Coinpatl7
C m.ovaJ. fro:, to 9Gi;!·153, and the ASSam t Gun. Platoon WaS attecheJ to the
.32ith k'leld Artillery Battalion at 90]073.
ihe J"tt.11on l:ost IllOVed at 01(J.)(NA flY;;"" <:,051(05 to lJ1i)170,
8J"r...vlH", t .t OUJ45.A. Coinpeny A moved to vicini ty HUl 966, arriving at
OlClj(i(),A. The Jojllpa.ny sllp}lorted the 3d Battalion, JJ7tll Infentr;r Regiment mov.
ing to vlci •• Lt.11 95517), also sUpported the 2d Hettallon, JJ7th Infantry l\eg1ment.,
by to Hoad Junction 9l.3l5i:i thence North East, throl:/ih Coapen7
B e:cd 930178 by nii;,htfall. Cr>mpany B supported the attack ot the 3d
Battalion, JJ9th Illfantry Reiiiment, junpiI16 off fro:u 914165 at OllOOO.A an" ad­
to 926l.'79. CoiBpa.1'lY C in iuairltena!lOe et 908153. l;he ' ••ault
Gun Platooll r/!:leined attached to the 32;lth Field .Artillery I1lltta11on at 90.3073,
moving to 914147 during the afternoon. lhe tan.lts snd Tank Jave 'fury
close sUpport to t,"le Inr.ntt"',f in above
Compei\:y A in. sLj1port of the .337th lni'.ntr"'J Regiment, had the ingineer
Platoon of Uif. 3J7t.:.-l clear minea and mark roed at Rose Juno­
.Lion 9jl;L-':J ::':'<)', toP.J aout,h'''eet to rook et ()221.?9.
At OJtiUCA, r..:, l'letoon Oi.'i'icer reported mission oompleted. '!be Com­
pany then .OV·.:. in -"11rI.)ort of the 2d Dattalion, 337th Infantry
tc ').231?), but due to rdn, mud. and poorvls1bility, .VE.:G un8ble to
8UVSnce eny .i.'1.;rl1er, after bobbin.:; five tanks in the mud. ordJred
bade. to 911154 et. OaJ8.45A. At 05';5.30.1 the Company jUBpeJ. ofi' J..'ro''1 IIlO".
nor'U'lsast to en essau1.t position vicinity 9231'19, thence OV-2r LesvilJ rllined \.
road to vicinity 9.4,321.8, ilthere erlElAY "It';. sighted at 0303OCA. 1'.lci ":ired
on enallY InfAl'ltr.l &-'1G. oonvoy in the valley to tile north, inflic.:Unb heavy c::asuel­
Ueti. ,Aalbulencea were seen munded tor J hours thereafter. Alao

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A t...on 1':GV,:,',C·,· tn'. j :. C;,l5(:i;}., Itli>ntr..,: !"o i .• ) l V.6
r... tG.l"!. t to ',61;(1:; ..;, lfL '\jwt the
lJrl0 l,p.': ..,:,: Or1(; t(J111( .;esLrujor t .. ,. V>3f' em­
co'I.Illto.... e' .. ,', ,:)r: i 1.111 t:;,' ',i/t:1S'S. l-t (It..: c,..) A ,;OV<';;; vld,n.l ty
9J.j:X:l; to ') ',;. . '.' . );:-tln.,; ti", ,.:{'ttdiuH. 3J7th Ir• nt.
arriV.,;t + Cl,jlle l,'nuer t:c tid') lst..,;-(,t811orJ,
JJ7Ul In_',-,tr', ... >,,.-!nt, !It Cf41c 3O.A
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945245 to ' :r'.1".rL:il\, in t:.et. r·od ttc>:"i 1m::.11 ,,/;b3CA
·t,.l '_. "; ,,:'J' t,;.C ;·d';:lt. One :7gi' F!L OL4t by
ene-'.i..i..JlCf.:• .. J -: :,t· V:L :'1ml .; • 1'1 l'!(.;tiO":1 1;.1 .<ht:ll f!:':.;.. ··,··ts. )1(}'1 Y
CQ.l"utJ.tif!:?"e"·'':: 'l: :·,i,},1!l. :;.'",,/ et :1, 3t::! .. t or t" •.J l:lt
tettfil!.C' 1,'<". ..t.r.: l'._,:l,',!nt,::·, t '!< to 0; t . ., •.. , I"11c!
mud, t: .}i! <, ,:'>':::' 1';41., 4 t9nc: ,Ji . 'I.. •.••. , 'f;
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li(.ic"-,,.,:, i.;; r.cLion u:' :O:;t,I;t" L'1::t."'J. 111') "'ftt.!·lion .l'ost ''\lOved
tft).'ll t:; r. L z: ,)1 Y:C t. to 5271.
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al'l'iVC) ',,-.1.,3 sl.\J...ort \). r]:,· :;.t..: J.l.:' v') ')f"iy d
in t:,:..:, .,<)';, g O;.;t,ol).:.l.'" L' '. ," 'r.U5J to '".c7219,
:ci.. On; :"",', ..,,'y c..• i.!, one 6<lllt.!tt'3t.1 '.Ounded
in actio ii:,r <. '" J :,.lidl
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mOTed fro.:l '>1 ,J'\·...;,if11tJ or CJ2Jl?, it':;r,"·4 tal:s ..'Q'['a 00-,;:)00 Jo'ltl'l in the
mud. At ',":} or';l)rOO })"'C'; t..') 911156 .... 1,; .., to i:lw.l and poor
vil!llb1l1.t.-r. Ji L.', ·FA, v,}t·!:i1/ C .L'i " ....J:.ort 0 ..... Jj ..Jstt511on, ..i)Jth Iul'antl'7
mov:' "'!,,,:, Vlc:r:.tj' '.111:"0 t:> .here held
durin.; tile, cor",,·te!' .;,,-:,t ,}£' t.: I.lf';j vd..l1 inett.lle-i on the l'Qute Gt
1i':V .. ,1t t ()' I; ,? Coll.. Eln.,' 1'19,3 ,scv.nca,: to 9002)7, ·.mere
:f..'or t ",' t. Un 4 Jcto'l;cr l'j44, C o'l\JllOrt("(l the 2d
Dflttellon, J}}i.)) vicinitJ' at
O.4i,JCCA, tJ t . . l:i" .q ;\ill()C 1'10 "6Vf,r. L-1"j ZllpiJo-::-ted th.
lnf...ntl":i' 1,)J.·"'::ct :ire• .i.,,,;). \..: 1u'{(;\; .•:ro;.JS:..:Jl?) to
(;47a.·?' f'!t C,£:,/f'OA, VIe] to 1st. ))'}th In­
tant!"; c.1"c, t he .. tiH'Y ... no t. c[,lleci \.:por: to C1) so.
Orl 5 1" on!:! :eection ot t,,!,!CS, iJlua one pl ..f:AJ,)n of
"d, '<i'\/',:-; 'ttl . Ii:') (;:.. '1/; ;(:0) tJ) J1Jt>?Ort til'" Ie. L 1 :l.f""lltry
R,\.L.n'1t., '.),1.0' ol .·tOIl .... to S. (:174223). ,.,!::illt'1'; .'J
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The Gun P1.toon on 4 October detached
J2jtll F1eld A:r:-tillory Battalion .end attflched to tile 1IJ3d .field Artillery n.t­
talion, movina fro." to "Ihere tilC,!" lJl"lUl llC90('J, when
they moved tt.:> t; clr no,', .i.)osi tion at 93:)242.
On CJ October 1<)44, .u ..!ov.:;,j t,'iQ to hill L.75 (S'::!..'l.:::l) at
09161.5.1 to eive caract fire su port to tt1e Ll..L"'rx,try Rc",Llent. 1!i(; ColPs,..""lY'
knockL.J ..lawn houses 1:1 :ihich cuanYivero et S:07';.o4. J.'L lCLA",,,\,
Company 13 opened .fire at bet1.<feen iJ. (91G23d) and our front
line troops. One platoon o.f tanks and an tttteched Tetnk Destroyer. Platoon did the
'DHi Comk>aI1Y to move to 11 1'().i.IIO (9C52'n) , but the
tank do.m end the platoon returned to 911256 for the ni.,;;;1t. ColJpeny B
atteilptee to rove forward at 110(}.30A to DiLLE Gll. (916238) ;d. th 8 pla­
toon 0: "t,iJ"; .:C5t.h Tank Destroyer Bettalion att.chea, b't:.t i'leS hehi U,) by bed
roade at }14236. On 12 October 1944, Company B did t,'lO tanks to M. DUI
P'Ofli.ll1a. mere they ..fired in sUpt-lort or the JJGtl.. Infentry Re,:;iment.
On 13 Ootober 1944, the Company moved three t811ks to lIU1 525 (916213), to 8l.###BOT_TEXT###gt;­
port tne 3J.:;th Infantry They 1'f81"e held up here by impes:sab1e roads,
but fired tlu"oU5hout the daY. Attenpts to .dvance by tile tanks tn);!). Ule afore­
said !Josi tLo:w ,vere hindered by j:18l1Y k>oor trails ao."1.d Jirect tire 1"ronl CUD7
sel.i'-[lropl'Uled from vicinity CBOCE'l'TA(C)17JC2) and to the north. 'lbe Com­
pan.y.,dtil one platoon 01" tank destroyers, 805th 'lank Dastroyer Battalion .ttadl­
ed, ft r0(l tll1"'(
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),..;hout days of 14 and 15 October 1944, at CROen'fA (917.302) end
tile'!. vlcir-i ty. On 16 October 1944, Company B reverted to Battalion reaerve and
ss;.;a-lblou vicLl.t ty of 919250, "Ilere the; rana1ned until 18 October 1944. 'lb.
ilattEJl10,-, Fast closed at 12l.100A at 911267 from 9082'Z7 than at 131825'
Clf' :JeLt811011 GCH'land Post moved to 918u.o from 911267.
On 10 1944, Co':lfJ811J' A ''les still in support or the .337th Infantry
firil'-L missions i:j.. ro'Ubhout the daY on e."1.sny travelled road••
On 11 October 1944, one section of tanks and one section ot &)5th Tank lJeEtroyer
1)sttallo.u attached, moved to Hill :)14 (944252), renainine (;u.dnc; tJle daY
VltLilo rGCo:l'ia;isS&llCEt \faS made for roads forward. At 120930.1, tilt:l arrived
at liil.!. then went to iall 494 (9462{fj) thEmC0 to Hill 310 ('JJ.;1712).
CoillPsny A lal1 572 (Division Ob.; ecUve 9 ('J4jZ77» et IJ1030.A.
to Hill 57,; (,)4G2;:A)) ahere tiley rS'llBineJ. 13
Oc..toLe.r 1944, t:.c Co2()fl,c.Y had one tan!t knockad out by our own Jive also
two enlisted men Ne:::'€ ,fQ1J,L1UtJ i: v.;;Uon, one by mortar £11·a and oue, 'LJ a rains.
the Ii'ne;ineer8 con;::tr1JcteJ. on 14. October 1944 for CoJilP81lY A &1'10. .t 150COOA
the Compauy plus a platoon or the b05th 'rank Destroyer Battalion att.ched reached
lUll 554 (95.<2g7) they were held 'Up by JIlin.a, but averwetched Hll1s 554 and
/IX) Eor eneny settv! ty. Unebla to riiove because ot imp••sable reeds, Company A
rElDained at POJUIOLI (952287) in general suwort oE the 3J9th
until 21. Ootober 1944. The Company a"aited ccnsLruction ot roao.:: beyond 9592]1
to C DI (962216), th'en to HUl 622 (957305). At 1518451., the AssaUlt Gz
Platoon moveJ trolll 935242 to 9z:J:t14, cere they rlll1s1ned the rest or the period.


Company Cat. lSla:>OA c10eed at 926268, having moved from 907222, pre­
paring to relieve Company- B 1n eupport at J38th Infantry Regiment on 16 October
1944. At 1&'4)OA, Compaft7C JIOved one platoon of tan.1.ts and one section tank
deatroyera, 005tb 'lank Deatro7er Battalion, to C. then proceedod to
B.ACCM:JLLO 1I1e ai Platoon, ComPaI'1Y C, W1tJl one section tmi: JC:'ltroyers
attached; moved to lIWInQ (9JlA96) end retained there during tile day. On 17
October 1944, CoIlpetl7 C returned to BACCAJlUO (9J3A97), arriving tAere at OmA
hour. and continued on to OS'l'i:RIA (9)2303) at 171000', goiDg on t1"ODl there th.,.
arrived .t C. alCCA (9)8)8) at 1714OOA. Pwidng on, the Infantry received -aU
IN_ tiN troa C. 3IPiTT1U. (9343l2) and aut-propelled tire W.8 reoeived b,. the
taU.. The Compan7 Co• ."der' a t.nk Wa. hit twloe by armor p1eroiDi tire, c.__
. JJI& the elfJV'at1ng lIecmald_ to be daneged. Jh81lY' casual ties were .stimated. ••
b.eaTy. '!bEl Company aJ,.., d1rected several firing missions for the ' ••aUl t. 0_
rl.toon. At dark the CoIap.ny drew b.ck to BACCANELLO to reaupply. Before ct.,..
break on 18 October 1944,. OoSllpany C returned to C. ROCCA -and knocked out tw MeJk
IY tank., located three other. in vicinity 921326. The Compal17 also d••t1"OrecJ t.
--7 I1achine gun ne$t.. OonlpaTlY C reae:1ned in pold. t10n vioin1ty C. aocc, (t_
Dk.) with rendnder of Coap."y .t bACCAlfILLO 1n o£ th. 338th IntaDt17
lei1aent until :n Ootober 1944. the 00lllpan7 tired DlDeroWi a1••10n. al-. I"1dce
hoa 938.330 to 942318 and the norlli, causing heavy U .. 01'1 the .-7.
'Bealdea their 0& pieoea, they &lao directed the ' ••aul t GUll Pl.... _
missions.
.At 1710.30A, U.e Battalion CommaDd Po.t JIOYed fJlOll to 923%76
lIbere they re!le1ned UIltU 1914OO.A, me it eloNd .t 9.30283, 1I1ere it r.a1aed
untU the close of the period.
On 13 October 1944, Company B moved into indirect t1re po811:1o.. vio.
in! ty VILLA DI CASSAllO (9)2266) and Wa. attaobe4 to the )29th 11_4 AriUlef7 '
B.ttalion for operatioD. cml7. Company B rtIIl8iDed in thi. pomtion, tirlq h......
1J'li misaions until 2S October 1944, can til.,. -.Ted to 9422JO, cloa1Jlg .t
2:51500.A, ..ilere they went into indirect tire podtions mtil :s Ootober 1944. GIll
;e October 1944, the second and third pl.tooa. ot Company B (perlOnne1. 0Dl.7) NIt
11«ed t"M) pl.toon. of Company A, lilo 111 tum tnok over Company D firing lI'ltU
the close or the pariod :n. Ootober 1944.
On 2l Ootober 1944, Company A moved t1ltl tanks to 94J2J9, and on. ,_
to to overwetch o.pan7 C and fire on --7 positions vio1n1t7 942349
dur.l.Di the d.,.. DuriDg D1Ib.t 'Z1/22 Ootober 1944, Company, MYeQ tour taMe
to 975311, supporting the as Battalion, )39th Infantry Re.Jiment, in their .-.
tack on Hill 522 (9 ($)323). 1.hne addi t.1on&l tank. and four tank de.t.ro"..8
re.ched 975111 durinS 22 Octob.. 1944, r_dniDg in that position. OIl 2.1 Oot­
obel' 1944, Company 1. contillue4 to sl.###BOT_TEXT###quot;>port the J»th Infant17 Reg1a.t. 111.•••
platooo at 968);(1, and al,.., 8IppOrted the )nth Wantry Reg1aent 111•••
pl..tooll at Lia1.......a1nta1ned tilth both the J'7th end th. )".
Infantry On 24 ••1Iober 1944, the CoIlpa1l7 JIOved two tanka tD 981119
1Il ot the 3J9th Int..." R8i1II.' _ '- to 98532> 1.rl 81WOn
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of the J37t; InfatltrJ Reiiment. lhe br-tlfo.11Ce of the Company on 25 October 1944
moved from r.; 47Zl2 to v1o.1ni ty ';vi til )(;.; ;';'V.3 tlluks rospeotive
Intentr;,:.r .s on ;?-4. October 194.4. ;[:w stLIluhc6 ..ie:3troyers were
looated .t <) 64'3l4 .dth t'lfO e:t 961.314. j, in support or the JJ7th
snu 339th lrtf'sntr1 l\Obirnents in tileae posi tiona until October 1941., '.\hen t.:>
p1atoous were rel1mred by Company B (pereonna1. only), Compsuy A. tc.J;in;; over Com­
pC').lY D ten.i<:e in the indirect fire posi tiona. Ono tai 0': Company" "'.a
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ben t6'n% WeB hit by hiQl shell. f;Qisteo !.isn iliaci of:Yo'Unus.
eo'1pen:,r C on Z7 October 1944, Ulove.i all iaf;t.elltJ,tions to vicinity- ot
IiL.LO L<312j 6) except t.'l) tenks Nhioh r'3ll;;lned at C. IllCCA (93JJlJ). On
;e October l',,"jr!;, CompellY C put two plstoone in fire )osl tion in vioin­
i ty ai' l',A·",,0L.:l.::..ul,JJ 1),(1(1 l"snsined in th.t posi t10n for rest of the period.
;),1 l<j44t tiLQ tank Ol.'l.L',czor ri':'UL .310th
eer tmocked out by a mine in tne river vicini ty of 932.3Gd, kUl.1ni
one a:J.ietel.";ia."l and '4Ounuir15 three atoM" enlisted men.
The terrein "lich tilis uni t opcr'1toc: over dt:rlng the peelt periOQ >fa.
"1€rJ rou,;h,ii til ;jaHY bui1i.ps, hib11 mountslns find nal'l'O., roUtih tr.u. ..
Many t:lC traUs were h.eevlly tillned anu tL.e trlu.;os crossing atretPs end 1I1t4­
11es wore blO"

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ln, EnGineers to do :,(\tch construction before roads were
paua'ble. ;.,.'-ii."; ",woJ >.1 ..e,'tl;.t)I' u:mciition:; it .h.J1.u.a l.eve been to opar­
ate in ti.is tllUS tiHJ rain end mud meut) it ;3uoh Iuore di.:t"i'icul t for
tel1kB to 0tl<H·rtc.
Despite the obstacles prese.."lt$d by the dii'.21cult terrain, the
iave V'<3ry close i..luiJport to the lrll.:,utry un1t8 it Hl1ile 15)portins,
the Iatantry the pest periOG, it is known that tanks knocked out 4 -au.
prope1.led 2. l.:18.rk IV Xsnk8, 6 vI'il.1c1e8, 30 .,1.f:c.dn'3 Gun nests, end • nwab..
of strolli point;:; loc,,;ted in houses. Besides tile ;ClOwn efi'ccta, 'the un! t inO.lct.ed
heaVJ cai3'Ual tie. ujJon er,"ilJtY pe:r:::ounci snd pl'ieoners to be talceD.
The forsarc tank ela,lwts uade muoh use 0';: tl)e unit'. AssaUlt Jun
:t'latoon .dth VC:',/ iood I'eatiL te. '.he t l.iun i'latoon ifa:;; oalled upon by the
for"'l'rd olli,lcnts for t"anty missions. lhe I:lie::'ions l'1red by the Platoon'
""'l"e Cll.I".ln,J cctiv i ty, ,'18Chint:l guo ne:.'ts, Ul&rtar po 151 tione 8.!l0. It
Was i'ounJ tti at ttl!'; i'lre coUld b. obt8inoo 1111 thout daleY 8Jld tile adj uaiDenta
mec.le quickly. .l.!osiues u81Di the 'Unit.s 105Ja /l»'UIle. fur,v!',rd Qbl::'arv.x-s were
lurnisbed to the for..... a,..'"Ci element- Loti) oJ the .t.03d 11eld Artillery D.tte11on
and the J2}th ,field .Artil1ar.r.B.ttelion, were usee!. on l'.1...'Wflel'O'U8 oocasion.
wi th ,zooL re5u.1 ts.
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Diva el:.'O cdled by the battalion w:1 til good reaul ts,
but tile co<:::,
liXlic
at1ona tet'.,eentrtO lXllnL,<r::: .'.l'.nJ tt-:ll'lks wore S01l1C_18t difi'icult.
An by a t ..11lc o.l.'fic;;r in a COO Plano in d1root
8Ol1li1tniCetion wI t:1 tLc to help 1.i.St .rtil18ry fire, to e.'1S'lY 10­
oations btilin(1 h,)us(;c, straw aacks, heob8S, etc., I'.nJ noUfy th<j tanka o( tni •
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