633rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

Unit History:  Activated 16 December, 1941, at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, as a light Towed Battalion.  Arrived at Le Havre, France, on 13 April, 1945, equipped with M18's.  Moved to Nürnberg, Germany, arriving on 3 May.  Advanced to Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.  Attached to 16th Armored Division.  History text from the book The Tank Killers by Harry Yeide.  Used by permission.

Combat Equipment:  5/45 - M18.

Commanding Officers:  Major Frederic B. Mann (Original CO);  Major Richard L. Kapsa (2/19/42);  Lt. Col. Charles H. Read (3/12/42);  Major Lee A. Rodgers (7/29/42);  Lt. Col. George H. O'Conner (8/25/42);  Major Meredith C. Engle (10/25/42);  Lt. Col. buhl Moore (12/25/42);  Lt. Col. Floyd R. Brisack (2/3/43)

Code Name/s:  Unknown

Campaign Credits:  Central Europe.................Mar. 22, to May 11, 1945

Awards:  None

Location August 1945:  Ft. Bragg, NC

Additional Information/Materials:

1.)  Various Histories-courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian.

      Brief History............................................................................3 Pages

      Final History, Oct. 30, 1945.....................................................10 Pages


2.)  Miscellaneous Documents-from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas and courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian (*).

      Transfer of TD Battalions to Camp Hood, July 17, 1942...............2 Pages

      Booklet published in Feb, 1945 at Camp Hood, Texas................11 Pages (*)

      Unit Inactivation, Oct 23, 1945.................................................1 Page (*)