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Re: 3rd Armor, WWII
In Response To: 3rd Armor, WWII ()

Jay,

I believe you may be seeking information on the 761st Tank Battalion that served in General George S. Patton's Third Army in Europe. The 3rd Armored Division was all-white and served in General Omar Bradley's First Army in Europe.

The 761st Tank Battalion was attached to a number of Divisions and other units in the Third Army during its march across Europe.

Just a couple of the battalion's accomplishments - Opened the Siegfried line that allowed Patton's 4th Armored Division to cross into Germany. The battalion captured the town of Tillet which no other unit had been able to do.

For addition information on the battalion and other black combat units at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge), go to the following URL "Black Soldiers of the Ardennes":


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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