PHOTOGRAPHS  1944:
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Cassino, Italy

January 1944

Captain Edwin Olson (by
this time the battalion
Communications Officer)
sits in a jeep with Major
Welborn Dolvin.

(Edwin Olson)
Cervaro area, Italy

January 20th, 1944

The crew of a T2 tank
retriever awaits a tow
from an artillery crater.

(National Archives photo
SC-187536)
Cassino, Italy

February 8th, 1944

M4 tank number C-14
(from the 3rd Platoon of
"C" Company) stuck in
the mud near the Rapido
River.

(National Archives photo
SC-212639)
Italy

Spring 1944

Sgt. Doyle Cody receives
the Bronze Star from
756th Tank Battalion
commander Lt. Col. Glenn
Rogers.

(Doyle Cody collection)
San Maria Infante, Italy

May 12th, 1944

M4 tank of the 756th
Tank Battalion passes a
knocked out British M4
on the drive to Rome.

(National Archives photo
SC-190187)
Pampelonne Beach,
France

August 15th, 1944

M4 tanks from "B"
Company of the 756th
Tank Battalion unload
from LCTs near the
beach.

(National Archives photo
80-G-258079)
Pampelonne Beach,
France

August 15th, 1944

Only hours after landing
in southern France, and
amphibious DD-tank and
crew from Lt. Orient's
3rd Platoon/ "B"
Company watches as
German prisoners are
rounded up by the 15th
Infantry Regiment and
marched back to the
beach .

(National Archives photo
80-G-258079)
Cavalaire, France

August 15th, 1944

DD-tanks from "A"
Company parked on the
beach after assisting the
7th Infantry Regiment
with the southern France
D-Day beach landings.

(National Archives photo
80-G-255870)
Flassan Area, France

August 17th, 1944

An M4 tank from C
Company the 756th Tank
Battalion burns after
being knocked out by a
German anti-tank gun.

(National Archives photo
SC-193406)
Flassan area, France

August 17th, 1944

The same M4 tank as
photo to the left. Close up
shows the tank penetrated
twice--once just below the
driver's hatch, and a
second time in the
transmission plate.

(National Archives photo
SC-193047-S)
Vesoul, France

September 14th, 1944

M4 tank of the 756th
Tank Battalion destroyed
and charred as the result
of German anti-tank fire.

(National Archives photo
- reference number
uncertain)
Vagney, France

October 1944

The knocked out M4
tank of 2nd Lt. James
"Red" Harris of "A"
Company. Harris and
most o fhis crew were
killed while defending the
3rd Battalion/ 7th
Infantry Regiment HQ
from a German attack.
Harris was awarded the
Medal of Honor
posthumously for this
action.

(National Archives photo
- reference number
uncertain)
Brouvelieures, France

October 29th, 1944

A new M4 Sherman
outfitted wiht a larger
turret an a long-barrel
76mm gun arrives for
use with the 756th Tank
Battalion. The higher
velocity gun was a long
overdue improvement
over the short barrell
75mm gun.

(National Archives photo
SC-195943)
Les Rouges Eaux area,
France

November 8th, 1944

A 105mm howitzer tank
from the 756th Tank
Battalion HQ's assault
gun platoon mired in the
mud after a heavy rain.

(National Archives photo
- reference number
uncertain)
Les Rouges Eaux area,
France

November 8th, 1944

Another 105mm M4
from the battalion assault
platoon mired in the mud.

(National Archives photo
SC-200200)
Les Rouges Eaux area,
France

November 1944

The 105mm guns from
the battalion assault
platoon fire as artillery
from a flooded position.

(National Archives photo
SC-232547)
Strasbourg area, France

November 1944

Tanks of the 756th patrol
the brick roads of
Strasbourg.

(History of the Third
Division book, page 276)

(A clearer version can be
seen by clicking
HERE.)
Merkwiller, France

December 13th, 1944

An M4 of the 756th Tank
Battalion camouflaged
(left of center) among the
ruins of a factory.

(National Archives photo
SC-198070)
Italy

Early to mid 1944

756th tanker T/5
Norwood H. Meisinger
receives the Bronze Star
for his actions at the
Battle of Monte Cassino
on February 2nd, 1944.

(From Cpt Michael
Duerr, grandson)