717th Tank Battalion (PDF)




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Formed on 10 September 1943 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas

Moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky on 6 April, 1944 from Camp Chaffee

Sailed for ETO aboard SS Cristobal

Fired first shot in combat at 0200, 24 March 1945, Rhine River, Germany

Ended combat on V-E Day, 8 May 1945 at Bottrop, Germany

Sailed for United States abroad The Marine Dragon on 27 June 1945