611th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Unit History:  Formed on May 1, 1942 at Camp Polk, LA, as a Towed Battalion. Deactivated on February 20, 1945, at Ft. Knox, KY.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Captain Marion H. Schultz (Original CO, 5/1/42); Lt. Col. Charles E. Woodruff (5/19/42); Major Henry A. Keipe (2/8/43); Lt. Col. Charles E. Woodruff (3/22/43); Major George C. Fogle (11/13/43); Lt. Col. Jesse H. Turner (5/30/44); Major George C. Fogle (6/7/44); Lt. Col. Laurance D. Kirkland (8/15/44); Major George C. Fogle (12/19/44); Lt. Col. Laurance D. Kirkland (1/3/45); Captain Vlademar A. Xavier (2/2/45)

Code Name/s:  N/A

Campaign Credits:   Continental U.S. Service Only

Awards:  None

Additional Information Materials:

1.)  Unit Histories - from the NARA.
           1942.......................................................2 Pages
           1943.......................................................2 Pages
           1944.......................................................3 Pages
           1945.......................................................3 Pages

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

           Unit Activation.........................................3 Pages (*)

           Original Unit Cadre..................................3 Pages (*)

           Unit History, 1943....................................1 Page

           Unit Attachments, Dec. 28, 1943...............2 Pages

           Unit Attachments, Dec. 31, 1943...............3 Pages

           Various documents...................................4 Pages (*)

2.)  Company A Group Photo - A group photo of Company A, taken on March 29, 1943, at Camp Hood, Texas.  Provided courtesy of Cathy Hendrixson Clark, whose father, Noble Hendrixson, served in the 611th.  He was transferred to the 106th Cavalry Group at a later date.  He is shown in the fourth standing row from the front, centered below the "A" and "3" in the description line above.