2nd Tank Destroyer Group

Unit History:  Unit was activated at Fort Sam Houston, TX, on Mar. 15, 1942.  The unit moved to Camp Hood, TX, on July 1, 1942, and then to Camp Claiborne, LA, on Apr. 9, 1943.  Prepared for overseas shipment at Camp Kilmer, NJ, on Dec. 15, 1943, and shipped from the New York Port of Embarkation on Dec. 29, 1943.  The unit arrived in England on Jan. 8, 1944, and landed in France on Jun. 26, 1944.  Supported the XIX Corps and acted as their Anti-Tank Section.  Moved into Belgium on Sep. 3, 1944, and then into Holland on Sep. 20, 1944.  They moved back into Belgium on Sep. 28, and then back into Holland on Nov. 3, 1944.  Moved into Germany where there would eventually be deactivated on Nov. 5, 1945.  Attached/Supported: XIX Corps. Information gathered from WWII Order of Battle by Shelby L. Stanton.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Col. George G. Elms; Lt. Col. Paul B. Bell (1/22/45)

Code Name/s:  Azure

Campaign Credits:   Normandy.......................Jun. 6, to Jul. 24, 1944

                                       Northern France..............Jul. 25, to Sept. 14, 1944

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

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

Awards:  None

Location August 1945:  Korschenborich, Germany

Additional Information/Materials:

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

1.)  Unit Reports
         Aug. 1-31, 1944.........3 Pages
         Jan. 1-31, 1945..........3 Pages
         Feb. 1-28, 1945..........4 Pages
         Apr. 1-30, 1945..........3 Pages
         May 1-9, 1945............2 Pages
 
2.)  Unit Histories
         Year 1944.................23 Pages (includes Awards, Transfers and Campaign Credits)
        
Jan. 1-31, 1945...........4 Pages
         Feb. 1-28, 1945.........10 Pages (includes Promotions, Transfers & Awards)
         Mar. 1-31, 1945..........5 Pages (includes Promotions, Transfers, Casualties & Awards)

3.)  Operations Reports
          Jun. 25 to Jul. 30, 1944.............10 Pages

          Jul. 30 to Sep. 3, 1944...............13 Pages
          Sep. 3 to Oct 1, 1944.................10 Pages
          Oct. 1-29, 1944.........................12 Pages
          Oct. 30 to Nov 26, 1944.............13 Pages
          Nov. 26 to Dec 31, 1944.............12 Pages
          Dec. 31, 1944 to Feb 4, 1945......10 Pages

          Feb. 4-25, 1945.........................10 Pages
          Feb. 25 to Mar. 25, 1945............17 Pages
          Mar. 25 to Apr. 29, 1945............18 Pages
          Apr. 29 to May 6, 1945................3 Pages

4.)  Historical Narratives
          Apr. 1-30, 1945..........................3 Pages (includes Promotions)
          May 1-8, 1945.............................1 Page (includes an Award)
          May 8-31, 1945...........................1 Page (includes Transfers)
          Jun. 1-30, 1945..........................1 Page (includes Transfers)
          Jul. 1-31, 1945...........................1 Page
          Aug. 1-31, 1945.........................1 Page (includes Transfers)

5.)  Daily TD Reports

            Feb. 23-28, 1945........................9 Pages

            March 1-31, 1945, Pt. 1.............17 Pages

            March 1-31, 1945, Pt. 2.............18 Pages

            April 1-30, 1945, Pt. 1...............24 Pages

            April 1-30, 1945, Pt. 2...............25 Pages

            May 1-5, 1945............................5 Pages

6.)  Miscellaneous Documents
          Unit Assignments, 1942..................................2 Pages

          Orders and Troop Assignments 1943-45.........23 Pages
          Status Report, Nov 6, 1944.............................1 Page
          Records of Awards, 1945................................3 Pages
          Personnel Assignments...................................7 Pages
          Organizational History, Feb 1, 1945.................3 Pages
          Records of Events, 1945.................................6 Pages

7.)  Photo Gallery