Tank destroyers of the 601st move up front. They were watchful for enemy tanks that had made a break through. Anzio area, Italy, Feb 29, 1944. Signal Corps photo #187823 from the National Archives.
Wiremen on the 15th Infantry Regiment repair wires in the Anzio area, Italy, torn by tank destroyers of the 601st TD Bn in the background. Feb. 29, 1944 Signal Corps photo #188887 from the National Archives.
When his reconnaissance car bogged down while crossing the Moselle River near Vecoux, France, Pvt. Otto Bruske, member of the 601st TD Bn, Seventh Army, took to wading for assistance. Oct. 2, 1944. Signal Corps photo #195728 from the National Archives.
An M-10 of the 601st TD Bn, 3rd ID, coming down the road to Le Colunvier, France with a forest fire in the background. August 28, 1944. Signal Corps Photo #337926 from the National Archives.
A knocked out M-10 of the 601st TD Bn in the outskirts of Hyeres, France. August, 1944. Signal Corps Photo #193468 from the National Archives.
M-10's of the 601st TD Bn being lowered from a ship onto LCT (Landing Craft Tank) below, which carried them to the beach at St. Tropez, France. Aug 17, 1944. Signal Corps Photo #193350 from the National Archives.
An M-10 of the 601st TD Bn, 3rd Infantry Division, passes a wrecked German convoy north of Montelimar, France. Aug 30, 1944. Signal Corps Photo #194364 from the National Archives.
A shot of what was probably the tents of the medical detachment of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion. The photo was supplied by Andrew Carballeira who was the son of Captain Manuel J. Carballeira, the unit's surgeon.
A group shot of what may have been the medical personnel assigned to the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion. Shown kneeling front right is Manuel J. Carballeira who was the unit's surgeon. Photo courtesy of Andrew Carballeira.
A monument dedicated to the memory of five men from the 601st Tank Dstroyer Battalion who died on September 13, 1944, near the town of Saulx de Vesoul. The men are: Pfc. Richard C. Corthell (MA), Sgt. James C. Childers (OH), Cpl. William B. Brown (AL), SSgt. Earl L. Prauman (NH) and T/4 Joseph Thomas (OH). The unit history identifies that a platoon of Reconnaissance Company was involved in a firefight that day. Additionally, seven men from the 36th Infantry Division are also listed on the monument. Photo provided courtesy of François-Xavier Cheval.
Odas Walter Chance and a few other soldiers catch a train ride home in June of 1945. Photo courtesy of Larry Chance.
In May of 1945, Odas Walter Chance on left, poses with Michael Schmchenia, while in Salzburg, Austria. Courtesy of Larry Chance.
This soldier, Pfc. Bert Hall Jr., is listed in the unit's roster as being from Christopher, Illinois, which is located in Franklin County. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart but I was unfortunately unable to find additional information on him.