Unit History: Formed on December 15, 1941, at Fort McClellan, AL as a Light Towed Battalion. Shipped from San Francisco Port of embarkation on Jun. 23, 1942 and landed Hawaii on Jul. 5, 1942. Functioned as provisional Quartermaster Battalion from Jan. 7, 1945 and turned in all equipment on Jan. 15, 1945. Deactivated on April 10, 1945, in Hawaii.
Combat Equipment: N/A
Commanding Officers: Lt. Col. Walter F. Alt; Lt. Col. Maurice J.Fitzgerald; Major Jonas C. Sporl (1/24/45)
Code Name/s: N/A
Campaign Credits: None
1.) Unit Journals-From the NARA
2.) Officer’s Roster, April 26, 1943………………1 Page
3.) Unit History, February 1941-February, 1945 – Written by George P. Lucas who was a member of the unit. Courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian.
4.) Recon. Platoon Group Photo – A group photo of Lt. Jack Stege (sitting front left)and the Reconnaissance Platoon he commanded. The photo was taken at Hilo, Hawaii, sometime between May 24, 1943, when he arrived in Hawaii and August 25th, when he was reassigned to C company. The man sitting to the right of Jack is identified as Sgt. Killahcy (sp) who was the Executive Officer. Photo courtesy of John Stege.