Unit History: Formed on Jun. 12, 1943 at Camp Hood, TX. Unit shipped from the Seattle port of embarkation on Dec. 28, 1944, landing in Hawaii on Jan. 5, 1945. Unit was deactivated on Apr. 10, 1945, in Hawaii.
Combat Equipment: M18
Commanding Officers: Lt. Col. William H. Hale
Code Name/s: N/A
Campaign Credits: Shipped to Hawaii
1.) Group Photo, Reconnaissance Company – Taken at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, on March 14, 1944. Provided courtesy of Paul Stevens.
2.) Group Photo, A Company with names – Taken at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, on March 14, 1944. Provided courtesy of Benn Karne whose father served in the unit and is shown in the back row, 15th from the left. Benn’s father took the time to write out each of the mens’ names on a second page.
3.) Group Photo, A Company – A second photo of A Company taken in December of 1944. Some of the faces are definitely the same as the photo taken in March, so you may be able to figure out some of the names from the roster provided with the other image. Provided courtesy of Paul Stevens.