795th Tank Destroyer Battalion (AA)

Unit History:  Formed on December 16, 1941, at Ft. Custer, MI, as a Heavy Self-Propelled unit.  Deactivated Apr. 24, 1944, at the Hampton Roads Port of embarkation.  The 795th was one of the few African-American TD units.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Lt. Col. Theophilus Mann

Code Name/s:  N/A

Campaign Credits:   Continental U.S. Service Only

Awards:  None

Additional Information/Materials

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

1.)  Unit History, Dec. 16, 1941-Feb. 28, 1943................6 Pages

2.)  General Orders - Numerous unit personnel are listed.

      1943.....................................................................4 Pages

      1944, Part 1.........................................................13 Pages

      1944, Part 2.........................................................19 Pages

3.)  Miscellaneous Documents

      Special Order #105, May 1, 1943.............................1 Page (Missing pages)