631st Tank Destroyer Battalion

Unit History:  Activated 15 December, 1941, at Camp Blanding, Florida.  Reorganized as a towed battalion in December, 1943.  Arrived at Gourock, Scotland, on 5 August, 1944, and at Utah Beach on 31 August.  Performed rear-area duties in France, Luxembourg, and Germany for the duration of the campaign as part of Third Army. History text from the book The Tank Killers by Harry Yeide.  Used by permission.

Combat Equipment:  1945 - Towed 3" Gun

Commanding Officers:  Nathan Cadedhead.

Code Name/s:  Handbook

Campaign Credits:  Northern France...............Jul. 25, to Sept. 14, 1944

                                Rhineland........................Sept. 15, 1944 to Mar. 21, 1945

                                Ardennes-Alsace..............Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan 25, 1945

                                Central Europe.................Mar. 22, to May 11, 1945

Awards:  None

Location August, 1945:  Langgreis, Germany

Additional Information/Materials:

The following documents are from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas.

  1.)  Various Orders and Attachment Directives

        1943 - 1944...........................................10 Pages

  2.)  Photo Gallery