7-AD, (AAR) HQs, Samrée, December 1944

American tanks and armored gun carriers drive over snow-covered terrain towards Samree, Belgium Dec. 1944, during World War II. (AP Photo/Fred Ramage, Pool)

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.

7-AD-Samrée

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After Action Report, CCB, 7-AD, August 1944 (France)

lucky-7Headquarters CCB
7th Armored Division
APO 257, c/o PM NY NY
September 3 1944

Subject : Battle Report

To : Commanding General
7th Armored Division
c/o PM New York, New York

1. In compliance with Administrative Memorandum #31, Headquarters 7th Armored Division, 21 July 1944 paragraph 2 and request Commanding General 7th Armored Division the following “Battle Report” is submitted.

2. During the Battle of France, the Combat Command Headquarters has functioned as a tactical headquarters in much of the capacity of the Standard Brigade headquarters.

3. The Combat Command is commanded by Brig Gen John P. Thompson, O-3741, USA.

4. The narrative history of the Combat Command during the Battle of France follows : CCB was initially assembled in tactical bivouac in the vicinity of Lessay, France. The troops making the CCB task force were landed over Omaha Beach and Utah Beach and the complete Combat Command assembled to function tactically Aug 12, 1944 composition as follows :

HQs & HQs Co CCB
31st Tank Battalion
434th Armored Field Artillery Bn
23rd Armored Infantry Bn
33rd Armored Engineer Bn (B Company)

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