December 1944. American tanks and armored gun carriers drive over snow-covered terrain towards Samrée, Belgium.
Headquarters 7th Armored Division
Office of the Division Quartermaster
On the morning of Dec 20 1944, the Serv Btry of the 440th Armored Field Artillery Bn, DAO Section, 3967th Quartermaster Truck Co, one section of the 203rd Antiaircraft Artillery Bn (AW), Class III Section of the Division Quartermaster, the Division Quartermaster and his Class III Officer were at Samrée. At that time, one-half the 3967th QM Truck Transport Co, strength of the Serv Btry unknown, DAO absent, but two men from that office with a half-track which was out of operation, were present. Present from the QM section were the Division QM, Class III Officer, Class II Officer, six men of the QM Section, five men from the 17th Tank Bn, 3 stragglers from the Inf Replacement Center of Stavelot, who had joined our column the night of Dec 17 as it was passing through Stavelot.