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A Guide to the Charles L. McNeill History of the 753rd Tank Battalion, 1985
Charles L. McNeill participated in World War II as a commanding officer (Major) of the 753rd Tank Battalion. This unit was activated on June 1, 1941 and fought the campaigns of Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Typewritten 101 pages manuscript written by retired Colonel Charles L. McNeill in 1985. The History of the 753rd Tank Battalion comprises an account of the exploits of this unit since its constitution on January 13, 1941, until its re-designation as the 77th Heavy Tank Battalion on March 20, 1949. Chapters include Activation and Training, Sicily, Salerno, Cassino-San Pietro, Mount Porchia, Reorganization, Preparing for Another Landing, Southern France, Pursuit, The Vosges Mountains, The Colmar Pocket, The Rhine Plain, The Siegfried Line, Exploitation and Finale, and Post War Activities. Bibliography and source materials list are also included.
Charles L. McNeill History of the 753rd Tank Battalion, 1985, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, July 2014.