Archive for the ‘741st Tank Battalion’ Category

Returning to the “History of 741st Tank Battalion, for months of June and July 1944,” we pick up the action where we left off on Tuesday, with the surviving tanks of the 741st hitting bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day. “…The DD tanks which succeeded in reaching the shore immediately opened fire on the entrenched enemy [...]

I recently came across an interesting “History of the 741st Tank Battalion, for the months of June and July 1944″–typed pages stapled together and stamped “SECRET.” The 741st was attached to the Big Red One for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach – Normandy, France. Among other weaponry the 741st employed the truly unique Sherman [...]

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