7th Tank Destroyer Group

Unit History:  Unit was activated at Camp Hood, TX, on Sep. 1, 1942.  The unit moved to Camp Bowie, TX, on Nov 18, 1942.  They then moved back to Camp Hood, TX, on Jan. 20, 1943, and then went to Camp Shelby, MS, Mar. 6, 1943, as part of the XV Corps.  They were prepared for shipment at Camp Kilmer, NJ, on Feb. 2, 1944, and shipped from the New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. 9, 1944.  The unit arrived in England on Feb. 18, 1944, and then shipped to France, landing on Jul. 18, 1944.  Acted as VIII Corps Anti-Tank section.  Moved into Luxembourg on Oct. 23, 1944, and then into Belgium on Dec. 19, 1944.  They then moved back into Luxembourg on Jan. 31, 1945, and then into Germany on Mar. 6, 1945.  Unit stayed in Germany until Mar. 25, 1946.  Attached/Supported: XV and VIII Corps.  Information gathered from WWII Order of Battle by Shelby L. Stanton.

Combat Equipment:  N/A

Commanding Officers:  Col. Ira W. Black (1943);  Lt. Col. Einar M. Bergstrom;   Roland A. Browne (1/5/45)

Code Name/s:  Morbid

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

                                 Ardennes-Alsace..............Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan 25, 1945

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

Awards:  None

Location August 1945:  Diez, Germany

Additional Information/Materials:

1.)  Photo Gallery

2.) Miscellaneous Documents - from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas.

         Includes General and Special Orders with Attachment Directives - 32 Pages