829th Tank Destroyer Battalion (AA)

Unit History:  Formed on July 25, 1942, at Camp Gruber, OK, as a Heavy Self-Propelled unit.  Unit was disbanded on March 27, 1944, at Camp Hood, TX and its personnel transferred to the Eighth Service Command.  The 829th was a unit comprised of black enlisted personnel with mostly white officers.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Lt. Col. Arthur F. Doran (Original CO, 7/25/42);  Major George E. Dickey (11/13/42);  Major Eugene J. McCormick (6/43);  Major Amblem 

Code Name/s:  N/A

Campaign Credits:   Continental U.S. Service Only

Awards:  None

Additional Information/Materials:

The following are all the documents available from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

1.)  Miscellaneous Documents - The awards files contain names of numerous unit personnel.

          Awards, July 27, 1943...............................1 Page

          Awards, Aug. 19, 1943..............................1 Page

          Awards, Feb. 11, 1944...............................2 Pages

          Various Documents, 1942.........................20 Pages (3MB file)

          Various Documents, 1943.........................24 Pages (4MB file)

          Various Documents, 1944..........................4 Pages