772nd Tank Destroyer Battalion

Unit History:  Activated on 16 December, 1941.  Entered the line near Birgel, Germany, on 22 December, 1944. Fought in Belgium in January, 1945, then shifted south to Seventh Army’s sector along the Rhine in February.  Converted to the M36 beginning in late March.  Supported operations against the Ruhr Pocket in April and then took on military government duties.  Attached to: 30th, 75th, 83d, 106th Infantry divisions.  History text from the book The Tank Killers by Harry Yeide.  Used by permission.

Combat Equipment: 12/44 - Towed 3" Gun; 3/45 - M36

Commanding Officers:  Lt. Col. Harry W. McClellan;  Exec. Officer Maj. James K. Chenault

Code Name/s:  Confetti

Campaign Credits:    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:  Camp San Luis Obispo, CA

Additional Information/Materials:

1.)  Photo Gallery

2.)  After Action Reports - from the Combined Arms Research Library of the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

              Dec. 1-31, 1944..............2 Pages

              Jan. 1-31, 1945..............3 Pages (includes casualties)

              Feb. 1-28, 1945..............3 Pages (includes casualties)

              Mar. 1-31, 1945..............4 Pages (includes casualties and awards, difficult to read)

              Apr. 1-30, 1945..............7 Pages (includes casualties and awards)

3.)  Unit Journal, Dec. 5, 1944 - June 21, 1945 - Courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian.

4.)  My Tour in the ETO, unknown author - Courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian.