Unit History: Formed on May 15, 1943, at Camp Hood, TX. Disbanded on Dec. 1, 1944. The 659th was one of the few African-American TD units.
Combat Equipment: N/A
Commanding Officers: Lt. Col. Frank S. Pritchard (CO prior to re-assignment to the 614th on 10/16/43); Lt. Col. Donald McGrayne (as of May 25, 1944).
Code Name/s: N/A
Campaign Credits: Continental U.S. Service Only
NOTE: An inquiry was sent to the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, requesting an index for the 659th TD Bn unit records. The reply indicated they were unable to locate any records for the unit. If you have any information regarding the 659th, and are willing to share it, please contact us. We would be happy to post it here.