Iron Knights

Iron Knights

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Combat history of the U.S. Army's oldest armored regiment Tank battles in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge The 66th Armored Regiment is still active today and has served in Iraq From its baptism of fire in the mud of the Western Front in 1918 to its triumphant march into Berlin in July 1945, this is the story of the U.S. 66th Armored Regiment. It was the only American heavy tank unit to see combat in World War I, and between the two wars, the regiment served as a laboratory for new ideas and equipment. After training under Gen. George S. Patton, the 66th distinguished itself in numerous battles during World War II, earning six battle streamers for the unit and a Medal of Honor for one of its officers.The U.S. 66th Armored Regiment in World War II Gordon A. Blaker ... Companies and battalions of tanks used their mobility and firepower to disrupt the Blue offensive.30 The exercise and the Carolina maneuvers ended at 1628 on 28 November 1941.31 The 2nd Armored Division moved from the vicinity of Leeds, South Carolina and returned to Fort Benning on 2 ... The disadvantage was that much minor maintenance work was overlooked, leading to problems during the maneuvers.


Title:Iron Knights
Author: Gordon A. Blaker
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2008-02-12
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