606th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Unit History:  Formed on December 16, 1941, at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, as a Light Towed Battalion.  Deactivated on February 28, 1945, at Camp Hood, TX.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Lt. Col. James J. Derry, Donald Coates

Code Name/s:  N/A

Campaign Credits:   Continental U.S. Service Only

Awards:  None

Additional Information/Materials:

1.)  Miscellaneous Documents - from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas.

      General Order #41, May 15, 1943..........................1 Page

2.)  Company C Group Photo - Although it is not identified, this was probably taken at the same time as the following A Company photo, which is identified as taken at Camp Cooke, CA, on August 28, 1943.  The background between the two images is identical.

3.)  Company A Group Photo - Taken at Camp Cooke, CA, on August 28, 1943.  A full roster of men is included as page 2 of the document.  Photo courtesy of Paul Stevens.