After Action Report: 634th TD Battalion - August 1944 (Map-enabled, v1.0)

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Ltr fro 634th TD Bn, file 319.1,
sub: "After Action Rpt", dated
1 September 1944.

319.1 1st Ind.

HEADQUARTERS VII CORPS, A.P.O. 307, U.S. Army,

TO: The Adjutant General, Washington, D.C. (THRU: Commanding General, First U.S. Army, A.P.O. 230, U.S. Army).

2 Incls:
Incl No. 1 - 634 TD Bn Unit Journal.
Incl No. 2 - Journal file of 634th TD Bn., fr 1 Aug to 31 Aug 1944.

319.1 (AG/TSC) 2nd Ind.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST UNITED STATES ARMY, APO 230, 28 September 1944.

To: The Adjutant General.
(THRU: Commanding General, Twelfth Army Group, APO 655).

2 Incls:

319.1 (AG-O) 3rd Ind.
HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH ARMY GROUP, APO 655, 29 OCTOBER 1944

TO: The Adjutant General, Washington, D.C.
(THRU: Commanding General, European Theater of Operations, APO 887

2 Incls: n/c

SECRET
AUTH: CG, First U.S. Army
Initials: MLN
1 Sep 44

HEADQUARTERS
634th TANK DESTROYER BATTALION

APO 230, U.S. Army
1 Sep 44

SUBJECT: Action against Enemy, Reports after/after Action Reports.

TO: The Adjutant General, W.D., Washington, D.C.

1. Following report for the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion for the month of August, 1944, is submitted:

a. Original unit - no change.

b. Changes in organization - none.

c. Strength:

0001, 1 Aug 44:35 Officers1 W.O.620 EM
2400, 31 Aug 44:34 Officers1 W.O.584 EM
Net Loss:1 Officer36 EM

d. StationsDate of ArrivalDate of Departure
Les Rues (T3630) 1 Aug3 Aug
Le Plessis (T4813) 3 Aug7 Aug
Oissean (Y7576) 7 Aug13 Aug
La Mocherie (Y8983) 13 Aug14 Aug
Lignou (Y9895) 14 Aug15 Aug
La Bigotiere (Y9901) 15 Aug25 Aug
Janville (R9704) 25 Aug28 Aug
Voisins (S4245) 28 Aug29 Aug
Crouy sur Queroq (S6066) 29 Aug30 Aug
Soissons (S8294) 30 Aug31 Aug
Chevregny (N9904) (N9904) 31 AugNone

e. Marches: Not applicable -- See Appendix No. 1

f. Campaign:
(1) Name - Western Europe.
(2) Duration - Began 6 Jun 44 and continues this date.
(3) Purpose - Destruction of German Armies.
(4) Authority - Par 2, General Orders 49, 1944, War Department, Washington, D.C.

g. Battles: See Appendix No. 1

h. Commanding Officers in important engagements: Not applicable.

i. Losses in action:

Grade or rank NameASNType of CasualtyDate in August, 1944
1st Lt.IRA W. BLACKWELL01168174SIA1
PvtEli Hosetosavit38124086KIA1
PvtRobert McDowell35441561KIA1
PfcDonald A. Amundson20714691LWA1
PfcLouis Celucci31064966SIA3
PvtCesario N. Juarez37043463LIA3
PfcDick Standerfer8177879LWA6
Tec 5Norman Duffy20704696SIA6
PvtIvan V. Franklin36345698KIA7
CplLeland W. Oldridge20715919LWA7
PvtEddie B. Osborne33534840LWA8
PfcPaul H. McKnight37026339KIA9
Tec 5Johnie L. Nunley38189221MIA9
PfcWilbert A. Naker36268001MIA9
SgtWilliam L. Bruns37043152MIA9
PvtAlfred A. Emanuel36244498MIA9
PvtRobert A. Hinger33610008MIA9
SgtJames Harris38084261MIA9
SgtWilliam L. Nickell20716684SIA13
PvtRobert J. Harrington36268074SIA13
1st Lt.CHARLES W. BLUST01168177SWA13
PvtDonald B. Van Dyke20715928LIA29
PvtLewis F. O'Neal38166642LWA30

j. Former members who have distinguished themselves in action: None.
Present members:

SgtClinton Doran38212263Silver Star Medal
CplHenry I. Goodwin38107625Silver Star Medal
(Both authorized by Par 1 GO 52 Hq VII Corps 28 Aug 44)

k. Photographs: None.

l. Inclosures: Battalion Journal for August, 1944.

[SIGNED]
HENRY L. DAVISSON,
Lt. Col., F.A.,
Comdg.

HEADQUARTERS 634TH TANK DESTROYER BATTALION
APO 230 U.S. ARMY

Appendix No. 1 to Action Against Enemy, Reports After/After Action Reports for Period 1 Aug 1944 to 31 Aug 1944.

1 Aug 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) in bivouac at (310454) in vicinity of St Dennis le Gast, France. Moved at 1730B to bivouac area at (368307) , vicinity of Les Rues, France; closing at 2000B.

2 Aug 1944

No Change.

3 Aug 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (368307) at 1110B to (396241) ; closing at 1220B. Moved from (396241) at 1850B to bivouac area at (484133) in vicinity le Mesnii - Rainfray, France; closing at 2130B.

4 Aug 1944

No change.

5 Aug 1944

No change.

6 Aug 1944

No change.

7 Aug 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (484133) at 0635B to bivouac area at (755769) in vicinity of Oisseau, France; closing at 1430B.

8 Aug 1944

No change.

9 Aug 1944

No change.

10 Aug 1944

No change.

11 Aug 1944

No change.

12 Aug 1944

No change.

13 Aug 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (755769) at 1915B to bivouac area at (893836) in vicinity of la Mocherie, France; closing at 2030B.

14 Aug 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (833836) at 2000B to bivouac area at (980957) ; closing at 2240B.

15 August 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from biv area at (980957) at 1600B to biv area at (990015) in vicinity of la Bigotiere, France; closing at 1800B.

16 August 1944

No change.

17 August 1944

No change.

18 August 1944

No change.

19 August 1944

No change.

20 August 1944

No change.

21 August 1944

No change.

22 August 1944

No change.

23 August 1944

Co's assembled in vicinity of Bn CP by 1100B. CP at (990015) .

24 August 1944

Bn moved from bivouac area at (990015) at 1745B.

25 August 1944

Bn arrived in bivouac area at (090000) at 0530B. Bn moved from bivouac area at (090000) at 1300B to bivouac area at (978047) in vicinity of Bouray, France. CP at (978047) .

26 August 1944

No change.

27 August 1944

Co's and attached Reconnaissance Platoons joined their respective Combat Teams by 0800B.

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Rcn Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (978047) at 1800B to bivouac area at (248278) in vicinity of Ferrolles, France; closing at 2315B.

28 August 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Reconnaissance Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (248278) at 1900B to bivouac area at (421452) in vicinity of Conde Ste. Libiaire, France; closing at 2030B.

29 August 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Reconnaissance Platoons) moved from bivouac at (421452_ at 1800B to bivouac area at (603664) in vicinity of Crouy-sur-Cureq, closing at 2000B.

30 August 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Reconnaissance Platoons) moved from bivouac area at (603664) at 1830B to bivouac area at (825942) in vicinity of Soissons, France; closing at 2100B.

31 August 1944

Bn ( - Co's A, B, & C and attached Reconnaissance Platoons) moved from biv area at (825942) at 1745B to bivouac area at (996046) in vicinity of Chevregny, France; closing at 1945B.

Company "A"

1 Aug 1944

Co A (+ 1st Platoon of Reconnaissance Co) attached to 745th Tank Bn (- Co's B & C) (CT 16). Co left assembly area (335283) at 1700B and proceeded with CT 16 to objective (375211) . Co reached objective at 1930B; no opposition encountered. One EM killed German Lt. in perimeter of bivouac area.

2 Aug 1944

Co A (+ 1st Platoon Reconnaissance Co) relieved of attachment with 745th Tank Bn and attached to 26th Inf Regt effective 0600B. Co moved at 0715B to assembly area at (410233) . 1st Platoon attached to 1st Bn, 26th Inf Regt; 2nd Platoon, 3rd Platoon, and Reconnaissance Platoon attached to 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt. General mission assigned Co to provide protection at rd intersections on the axis of advance.

3 Aug 1944

1st Platoon w/1st Bn, 26 Inf Regt, moved to assembly area (168489) . Was subjected to heavy enemy arty fire while in area. One (1) EM evacuated w/ battle shock. At 1700B, 1st Platoon proceeded to objective (566145) ; remained there in rd block positions. 2nd Platoon moved at 1700B to (168489) to guard roads for march of 3rd Bn. At 2300B, 2nd Platoon left positions to join 3rd Bn at Juvigny le Tertre (527143) . 3rd Platoon left for positions at (528162) , but proceeded only to Juvigny le Tertre; did not reach objective because of enemy Inf resistance.

4 Aug 1944

1st Platoon remained in position at (566145) . 2nd Platoon w/ Co I, 26th Inf Regt to AT positions at (538143) . Remained there until 1350B. At 1300B Co "A" + 1st Platoon of Reconnaissance Co was relieved of attachment to 26th Inf Regt, and attached to 16th Inf Regt. Moved to bivouac at (480139) . Arrived 1500B.

5 August 1944

At 1330B Co + Reconnaissance Platoon moved to area at (571968) with 3rd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and 745th Tk Bn. Reconnaissance Platoon secured rd at (582968) until entire unit had closed. At 1900B the Reconnaissance Platoon was sent to Le Teilleul (630980) to outpost it, and keep Bn informed of enemy movement near the town.

6 Aug 1944

At 1600B, Co (+ 1st Platoon Reconnaissance Co) moved with 16th Inf to Mayenne (810710) . 1st Platoon established roadblocks on entering the town at (836708) and (835711) . 1st Section, 2nd Platoon established road block at (829708) and 2nd Section at (801682) . 3rd Platoon proceeded to establish roadblock at (843737) and encountered enemy Inf. at the position. They reached this position at 0945B. They were carrying on their M-10's the heavy weapons Platoon of Co I, 16th Inf. The Platoon fought it's way to the objective. The Action not quieting until about 1700B. One squad of Inf joined the platoon at about 1500B and the remainder of the Inf Platoon (total, 31 EM) at about 2000B. The Inf Platoon were used in defense of the Destroyers. During the day up to this time, the platoon fired an estimated 35 rds HE, and a considerable amount of Cal. .50 MG and other small arms ammo. Five (5) enemy prisoners captured incl 2 Officers. At about 1430B, one (1) M-10, 1st Platoon, destroyed a Mk IV Tank at (839707) . Another tank was probably hit but not stopped. Farther to the East, on the rd, fire from the same gun set fire to some enemy materiel or vehicle. HE was also fired into enemy Inf following the tanks. Results unknown. Eleven (11) HE and 6 APC expended. 1st Platoon was withdrawn to reserve position (782772) at 2300B, one (1) EM wounded during the day. At 1900B, the section of 2nd Platoon at (829708) was withdrawn and put in rd block position at (830699) ; 2nd Platoon had no contact. Rcn Platoon remained at (813712) during the day.

7 Aug 1944

At 0100B, the 3rd Platoon was subjected to enemy artillery fire and at 0130B the position was subjected to a coordinated attack by arty, tanks, and Inf. The position was held until three (3) M-10's had to be abandoned because of being over-run by Inf. After abandoning the M-10's some of the crew members helped man an Inf 57mm AT Gun, and fired eight (8) rouds into enemy positions. During the action two (2) enemy tanks were destroyed. TDs were given credit by Inf as one (1) definite, and one (1) Assist. Inf Regtl Comdr expressed that Inf platoon and TD Platoon stopped the counter-attack. The remaining Destroyer withdrew to (833793) and remained there until 1100B. During the action one (1) EM was killed and two (2) wounded. The Destroyer was later put in AT position at (828729) . Two of the M-10's abandoned were burned by enemy fire.

8 Aug 1944

Co CP and 1st Platoon of Rcn Co moved to (792727) . One (1) Destroyer lost on previous day's action, was recovered on the battlefield under the cover of security section. 2nd Platoon were pulled back about 300yds on the RR toward Mayenne.

9 Aug 1944

At 1130B, 1st Sec, 1st Platoon, relieved 3rd Platoon at (828729) . 1st Sec of 2nd Platoon in road block position at (825703) , and 2nd Sec at (802688) . 3rd Platoon in reserve in vicinity of CP. One (1) Sec of 1st Platoon also in reserve in vicinity of CP.

10 Aug 1044

2nd Platoon and 1st Sec of 1st Platoon in assembly area at (81970-). Balance of Co & Co CP at (792725) . Company assembled in these positions during evening of 10 Aug. Co in Regtl reserve.

11 Aug 1944

No change.

12 Aug 1944

Co in mobile reserve. 1st Sec, 1st Platoon & 2nd Platoon at (819708) ; balance of Co & Co CP at (792725) . At 1810B Co relieved of attachment to 16th Inf Regt & attached to 26th Inf Regt. Co assembled at (795775) at 1930B.

13 Aug 1944

Co A (+ 1st Platoon of Rcn Co) attached to 26th Inf Regt. 1st Platoon attached to 1st Bn; 2nd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn; 3rd Platoon attach to 3rd Bn. 1st Platoon joined 1st BN at (805774) at 130130B; 2nd Platoon joined 2nd Bn at (836763) at 130200B; 3rd Platoon joined 3rd Bn at (836763) at 130645B. Platoons moved with assigned Battalions along route of advance during day. Column reached objectives for the day by 132100B. 1st Platoon located at (957918) , 1st section was put in roadblock position for the night at (942892) ; 2nd Platoon at (990933) . During occupation of area 2nd Platoon fired 7 rds on a house and a vehicle of unidentified type. House destroyed. 3rd Platoon on high ground north of Couterne. Co CP at (947902) . 1st Platoon of Rcn Co attached to 1st Bn, led advance of 1st Bn on initial jump-off. One (1) M-8 damage by friendly mine at (847779) . Platoon remained in lead until by-passed by 3rd Bn at (895813) .

14 Aug 1944

At 140800B, 1st and 2nd Platoons with 1st and 2nd Bns respectively moved on toward objectives, with 1st Bn passing through 3rd Bn, leaving 3rd Bn in Regtl Reserve. All proceeded to objective and reached there at about 1700B. 1st Platoon went into assembly area at (012036) . 2nd Platoon blocked rd at (023033) until AT guns relieved them. During this time 13rds were fired, destroying (1) AA gun, one (1) Staff Car; three enemy motorbikes and two (2) CP vehicles captured; three PW's taken. Platoon withdrew to assembly area at (020028) at 141900B and remained there overnight. Rcn Platoon went into assembly area with 1st Platoon (012036) . Platoon leaders of 1st Platoon and Rcn Platoon captured a German Ambulance, at (012042) . One (1) Officer and 8 EM captured. 3rd Platoon went into assembly area at (013018) at 142200B. 1st Platoon moved one Destroyer to position at (012042) at about 142315B & remained there for the night. At 142400B, 3rd Platoon moved one (1) Section along road to General area (016017) to block rds, because 16th Inf had met opposition in forest, south of La Forte Mace. These Guns serves as protection for the 3rd Bn from rear of Regtl positions. CP at (015025) .

15 Aug 1944

At 151400B, 1st Platoon moved from (012036) with 1st Bn and took roadblock positions at (012053) and (018052) , met no opposition. At 1300B, Rcn was put in Regtl Reserve, and moved from (012036) to assembly area at (006017) . 3rd Platoon, at 151900B, moved from (012018) to roadblock positions at (007026) , (008028) , and (010029) . CP at (015025) .

16 Aug 1944

1st Platoon moved with 1st Bn from area (013057) at 0800B, and reached object (018084) at 1400B; remained in roadblock positions until 1630B; returned to assembly area (018082) and remained there for the night. During advance of Bn, the platoon blocked roads along the axis of advance. The 2nd Platoon remained in reserve at (020028) . 3rd Platoon remained in roadblock positions as of previous day; at 1630B moved with 3rd Bn into assembly area, and took AT positions covering roads at (987076) . Rcn Platoons and Co CP remained at (005015) .

17 Aug 1944

All Platoons detached from their respective Battalions and moved to assembly area at (001056) at 1300B.

18 Aug 1944

Co in assembly area at (001056) . CP at (001056) . Period spent on motor maintenance and care and cleaning of materiel.

19 Aug 1944

No change.

20 Aug 1944

No change.

21 Aug 1944

No change.

22 Aug 1944

Co relieved from attachment to 26th Inf Regt and reverted to Bn control, effective 1700B.

23 Aug 1944

Co moved from bivouac at (001056) to vicinity of Bn CP (990015) , closing at 0930B.

24 Aug 1944

Co moved with Bn at 1745B.

25 Aug 1944

Co closed in bivouac at (090000) at 0530B. Co moved with Bn from (090000) at 1300B, to bivouac area at (978047) , closing at 1900B.

26 Aug 1944

No change.

27 Aug 1944

Co A (+ 1st Platoon of Rcn Co) attached to 26th Inf Regt. 1st Platoon attached to 1st Bn; 2nd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn; 3rd Platoon attached to 3rd Bn. Co moved from biv area in vicinity of (978047) to join the 26th Inf Regt, north of Corbeil. At 0930B, Co moved toward objective with the 26th Inf Regt. Arrived on objective (282312) by 1900B and went into bivouac. One (1) EM SIA when M-10 crashed through a bridge.

28 Aug 1944

Co moved with Bn battle groups from Oissiere to (425520) . Co CP at (425520) .

29 Aug 1944

Co moved from (425520) with Battle Groups: 1st Platoon at (625835) ; 2nd Platoon at (570730) ; 3rd Platoon at (595725) ; Rcn Platoon moved out at 2000B to guard cub landing strip. Co CP at (605700) .

30 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned units to area south of Soissons, closing by 1600B. 1st Platoon at (766932) ; 2nd Platoon at (807967) ; 3rd Platoon at (765949) ; Rcn Platoon at (779933) ; and Co CP at (775933) .

31 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned units. CP and Rcn Platoon at (888999) . 1st Platoon at (823015) ; 2nd Platoon at (789978) ; 3rd Platoon at (885035) .

Company "B"

1 Aug 1944

Co B (plus 2nd Platoon of Rcn Co), Co minus 1st and 2nd Platoons moved from area at (329456) to take up direct fire positions in vicinity of (424204) , closed at 011500B. At 1530B, area was strafed and bombed. Heavy Artillery fire in CP area from 1530B to 2000B. 1st Platoon moved with 3rd Bn, 18th Inf Regt, from (317446) to Brocey. Column was bombed at 010030B. Two (2) EM killed in the days activity; one by shell fragments, and one by bomb fragments. Lt. LEWIS of attached Rcn Platoon injured during shelling, remained on duty but was replaced by Lt. James.

2 Aug 1944

Co CP & 1st Platoon attached to 3rd Bn of 18th Inf Regt., 1st Inf Div, started drive from Brocey at 2200, 2 Aug 1944.

3 Aug 1944

Arrived at (527143) at 1300B. Co CP & 1st Platoon moved from (527143) to (570100) at 2230B. 1st Platoon took AT position covering roads into 3rd Bn 18th Inf Regt Area. 3rd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn 18th Inf Regt. 2nd Platoon attached to 1st Bn 18th Inf Regt. Reconnaissance Platoon attached to 3rd Bn in assembly area with Co CP. At 1600B, 2nd Platoon neutralized enemy OP in Church Tower at Refuville, (455133) . Four (4) rds of APC and two (2) rds of HE expended. Fired on by direct enemy weapons; little resistance.

4 Aug 1944

Co CP (570100) , 1st Platoon reported to be at (570100) . 2nd Platoon at (532140) ; 3rd Platoon: 1st section at (585104) , 2nd section at (568118) . 2nd Platoon knocked out one (1) enemy CP vehicle in vicinity of Mertain, killing six (6) and wounding one (1). 2nd platoon destroyed one enemy motorcycle with 2 rds HE at 1500B.

5 Aug 1944

Co CP at (570100) . 1st Platoon at (570100) and 2nd Platoon near vicinity of Mortain.

6 Aug 1944

Co CP plus 2nd Platoon Rcn Co moved for (570100) to (796817) . Co moved to vicinity Ambrieres le Grand.

7 Aug 1944

Co CP located at (796817) . 1st Platoon located at (796817) in AT position, guarding roads into Mortain. 2nd Section of 3rd Platoon moved to vicinity (820825) to support Inf Co protecting bridge. Slight enemy activity was shown. At 072000B, two (2) enemy tanks & seven (7) half-tracks were reported moving South from Cigne. 1st Section moved forward 800 yds and took positions in Inf Co lines. Friendly Artillery fired at tanks and they retired 600 yds. At this point enemy personnel dismounted from their vehicles and dug in at 2300B.

8 Aug 1944

Co CP at (796817) . 1st Platoon in AT positions vicinity (807815) ; 2nd Platoon in AT positions, vicinity of Montanton (805835) ; 3rd Platoon in AT positions in vicinity (807828) covering North-South road into Cigne.

9 Aug 1944

Co B plus 2nd Platoon of Rcn Co attached to 18th Inf Regt. 1st Platoon attached to 3rd Bn; 2nd Platoon attached to 1st Bn; 3rd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn. 1st section of 2nd Platoon fired 5 rds of HE and 3 rds APC on armored car, killing 3 men and wounding one (1). Destroyed vehicle, 20mm gun, and a machine gun. 2nd section 2nd Platoon moved from (796843) to (845825) . At this position, they were given direct fire mission on town of Chautrigne (848836) . Section fired 67 rds HE and 46 rds APC, destroying enemy CP. Section returned to original position after concluding mission. 3rd Platoon in AT position of vicinity of (808828) . 1st Platoon had one (1) section in vicinity of Ambrious in AT position. 1st Section had a direct fire mission on large Chateau near St. Loup du Gast, fired 109 rds of HE and APC into Chateau and nearby woods, destroying enemy CP at 1400B. This section was ordered to go into town to assist in holding it, in support of Inf at 1700B. At 1700B, Germans attacked the town, destroying one (1) TD, and one (1) TD captured while under mortar fire. Activity during the day: one (1) TD destroyed, one (1) TD captured, 6 EM KIA.

10 Aug 1944

Co B plus 2nd Platoon of Rcn Co assembled in vicinity of (788832) during evening of 10 Aug 44. Co in reserve.

11 Aug 1944

Co B plus 2nd Platoon of Rcn Co in assembly area in vicinity of (788832) . Co in reserve attached to 18th Inf Regt.

12 Aug 1944

Co B plus 2nd Platoon of Rc Co attached to 18th Inf Regt, in Regtl reserve at (788832) . 3rd Platoon moved to vicinity of (810825) . Co CP and 2nd Platoon remained in same position.

13 Aug 1944

Co CP at 1800B, moved from (780825) to (895926) . 1st Platoon advanced on axis of attack of 3rd Bn; occupied positions of readiness at (921946) until dark; withdrew 2230B to assembly area at (918940) . 2nd & 3rd Platoons in vicinity of Co CP. One (1) M-10 ran off bridge at (908931) . Two (2) EM SIA; others shaken up. Co assembled at (926976) .

14 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 3rd Bn, proceeded form Geneslay (920940) with 1st Bn to (949935) ; then with 3rd Bn to (921992) ; prepared positions to stop reported armored cars pocketed between Juvigny (900980) , and La Chapelle Moche (920960) . At 2200B withdrew to Regtl reserve at (926976) . 2nd Platoon, attached to 1st Bn, moved from (909930) as assault guns with "B" Co, 18th Inf going into positions at (919958) to assault La Chapelle Moche. Platoon captured three (3) prisoners at La Chapelle Moche. 3rd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn, 18th Inf Regt, in Regtl reserve at (926976) . Co CP at (926976) .

15 Aug 1944

Co CP moved from (926976) to (935080) at 2200B. 1st Platoon moved with 3rd Bn, 18th Inf Regt, from assembly area at (926976) to (967081) ; took up direct fire positions supporting the advance of 3rd Bn, by firing on enemy rear guard in woods. At (950931) , 141 rds of HE & 1 rd of APC were fired. Effect extremely good. 2nd Platoon moved from (926976) to (938092) ; reported no action. 3rd Platoon moved from (926976) with 2nd Bn, 18th Inf Regt to objective (925105) . Arrived at 1900B. A roadblock, recently passed, came under enemy small arms fire. Roadblock was attacked by approximately 18 Germans. Assistance was requested by Officers with security of roadblock. One (1) destroyer fired 15 rds HE into trees & bank along enemy positions. Enemy fire in this area ceased. A prisoner take in area, reported that he was sole survivor of 15 men.

16 Aug 1944

Co CP at (935080) . 1st Platoon at (962091) ; 2nd Platoon at (938090) ; 3rd Platoon at (937099) . No action.

17 Aug 1944

No change.

18 Aug 1944

Co assembled in vicinity of (925078) at 1230B. Co CP at (925078) . Period spent on motor maintenance and care and cleaning of materiel.

19 Aug 1944

No change.

20 Aug 1944

No change.

21 Aug 1944

No change.

22 Aug 1944

Co detached from 18th Inf Regt and reverted to Bn control, effective 1700B.

23 Aug 1944

Co moved from bivouac area at (970105) to vicinity of Bn CP; closing at 1050B.

24 Aug 1944

Co moved with Bn from bivouac at (990015) at 1745B.

25 Aug 1944

Co closed in bivouac area at (090000) at 0530B. Co moved with Bn from (090000) at 1300B to bivouac area at (978047) ; closing at 1900B.

26 Aug 1944

No change.

27 Aug 1944

Co B plus 2nd Platoon of Rcn Co attached to 18th Inf Regt. 1st Platoon attached to 3rd Bn; 2nd Platoon attached to 1st Bn; 3rd Platoon attached to 2nd Bn. Co moved from vicinity (978047) at 0745B to join CT 18. 1st Platoon in assembly area at (115065) ; 2nd Platoon at (145078) ; 3rd Platoon at (125073) . Platoons marched with their respective Battalions along axis of march. Today�s objective (Tournan-en-Bries).

28 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned Bns to vicinity (480462) .

29 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned Bns into assembly area in vicinity Coulombus (630630) . little resistance met.

30 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned Bns into assembly area at (875937) . Co CP at (875987) .

31 Aug 1944

Co moved with assigned Bns to vicinity Leon (030160) . 1st Platoon moved forward with 3rd Bn through No De de Liesse (160200) . Co CP at (053133) .

Company "C"

1 Aug 1944

Co C plus 3rd Platoon of Rcn Co. Co C (-) 3rd Platoon in 4th Div Reserve at (375452) . 3rd Platoon in support of the 12 Inf Regt at (398420) . Co CP at (375452) . 2nd Platoon attached to 8th Inf Regt as of 1030B; alerted and moved to positions at (397384) at 1115B. Expended 21 rds HE at enemy MG positions, houses and dug-in Inf. Two Mk IV's destroyed & three (3) other enemy tanks hit (type unknown), but were evacuated during the night by the enemy. 1st Platoon relieved the 3rd Platoon who had moved to (380336) at 2030B. 3rd Platoon returned to assembly area at (375452) at 2130B.

2 Aug 1944

2nd & 3rd Platoons attached to 22nd Inf Regt as of 1530B. Co (-) 3rd Platoon alerted at 1600B to move to General area (380336) .

3 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 12th Inf Regt. 2nd Platoon attached to 8th Inf Regt; 3rd Platoon attached to 22nd Inf Regt. Co CP moved to (382332) at 1115B.

4 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 2nd Bn, 12th Inf Regt in vicinity of (447279) ; 2nd Platoon attached to 3rd Bn 8th Inf Regt in vicinity of (464226) ; 3rd Platoon attached to 1st Bn, 22nd Inf Regt, in vicinity (436295) . Co CP moved to (461271) , closing at 041900B. Two (2) EM destroyed one (1) Mk IV Tank in vicinity (5001198) at 1630B. 2 rds rocket ammo expended; range, 60 yds.

5 Aug 1944

3rd Platoon expended 146 rds HE at enemy OP's and strong points during attack of the 22nd Inf Regt on St. Pois OP at (528238) . 3rd Platoon entered town of St. Pois at 051945B and occupied AT positions at (498224) , providing depth to 57mm AT defense. 2nd Platoon sent one w/1st Platoon of tanks; Co A, 70th Tank Bn, & the other section remained with other Platoon of Tanks; each group providing depth to defense of Hill 211 (501198) . Numerous OP vehicles fired on & burned on road southeast of St. Fois. 1st Platoon followed attack of the 12th Inf Regt who were ordered to push just enough to keep enemy guessing.

6 Aug 1944

At 061130B, Msg received from HQ, 4th Inf Div that Platoons should be released to Co control as soon as supported Regts reach and organized their objectives. Bivouac assigned as (440223) . 1st Platoon released and reached bivouac at 061145B. 2nd Platoon at 061635B. 3rd Platoon at 061600B. Co CP closed in assigned bivouac area at 061530B.

7 Aug 1944

At 070220B, 3rd Platoon alerted to report to 2nd Bn, 22nd Inf Regt at (503217) immediately. Third (3rd) Platoon moved at 0340B. 1st & 2nd Platoons alerted at 1045B to guard Div CP. Relieved at 1150B by 801st TD Bn. 1st & 2nd Platoons attached to 5th Inf Regt at 1215B; ordered to report to 8th Inf Regt at 1400B. At 1405B, 1st Platoon detached from 8th Inf and attached to 12th Inf Regt. Platoons moved to their respective units.

8 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 12th Inf Regt; 2nd Platoon attached to 8th Inf Regt. Co (-) 2 platoons attached to 22nd Inf Regt. 1st Platoon in vicinity (416212) ; 2nd Platoon in vicinity (500190) ; 3rd Platoon in vicinity (500232) . Co CP at (441225) .

9 Aug 1944

Co CP moved to (469246) at 091350B. 1st Platoon vicinity of (5481--); 2nd Platoon in vicinity of (472193) ; 3rd Platoon, vicinity of (525195) . 1 EM killed in action at (540140) at 090230B.

10 Aug 1944

2nd Platoon released from attachment to 8th Inf Regt and reverted to Co control at 101600B. Co (-) 1st & 3rd Platoons moved south to vicinity of Busis (577967) at 102030B. 1st Platoon in reserve at (545140) . Location of 3rd Platoon in 4th Div assembly area.

11 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 12th Inf Regt; 2nd Platoon attached to 8th Inf Regt; 3rd Platoon attached to 22nd Inf Regt. During the day of 11 Aug, Co C (-) 1st & 3rd Platoons were attached to 70th Tank Bn for defense of the 4th Div. rear area. 2nd Platoon occupied AT positions at 110930B at (588968) and (593941) . 3rd Platoon in AT positions at (678989) .

12 Aug 1944

Company remained as attached with very little action. One (1) Officer SWA from shell fragments. Three (3) EM LWA from shell fragments. All from 1st Platoon.

13 Aug 1944

Co relieved of attachment with 4th Div at 0930B and attached to 3rd Bn, 16th Inf Regt, 1st Div. Co assembled and moved to assembly area vicinity of (790810) . Co (-) 1st Platoon closed at 1800B. 3rd Platoon attached to Co A, 745th Tank Bn. 1st & 2nd Platoons attached to Co D, 745th Tank Bn. Moved at 2015B to assembly area at (960880) .

14 Aug 1944

Co CP moved with CP, 745th Tank Bn, to (999039) . 1st Platoon moved to AT positions at (970015) ; 2nd Platoon to AT positions at (968014) ; 3rd Platoon to AT positions at (980058) .

15 Aug 1944

All platoons relieved by 150100B, and in Regtl reserve at (985052) . Co CP at (998040) . One (1) PW taken at (968014) at 0520B. 3rd Platoon destroyed by one rd APC, two (2) enemy half-tracks at (970064) at 0420B.

16 Aug 1944

1st Platoon moved from (985052) to (985079) as reserve platoon. At 1230B, 2nd & 3rd Platoons moved to join 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt, at (975110) , arrived 1225B. 1st Platoon joined 2nd & 3rd at (975110) at 1745B; closed at 161800B.

17 Aug 1944

Co CP moved from (965106) to (970105) at 2030B. Period spent on motor maintenance and care and cleaning of materiel.

18 Aug 1944

No change.

19 Aug 1944

No change.

20 Aug 1944

No change.

21 Aug 1944

No change.

22 Aug 1944

Co relieved of attachment to 16th Inf Regt and reverted to Bn control, effective 1700B.

23 Aug 1944

Co moved from bivouac area at (970105) to bivouac area in vicinity Bn CP (990015) ; closing at 0945B.

24 Aug 1944

Co moved with Bn from bivouac at (990015) , at 1745B.

25 Aug 1944

Co closed in bivouac area at (090000) at 0530B. Co moved with Bn from (090000) at 1300B, to bivouac area at (978047) , closing at 1900B.

26 Aug 1944

No change.

27 Aug 1944

Co plus 3rd Platoon of Rcn Co attached to 16th Inf Regt. Co joined 16th Inf Regt and accompanied them on the march to the day's objective.

28 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 2nd Bn; 3rd Platoon attached to 3rd Bn. Co (-) 2 platoons attaches to 1st Bn. Co moved forward with its supported Inf Bns. No resistance encountered. CP at (093501) .

29 Aug 1944

1st Platoon attached to 2nd Bn; 2nd Platoon attached to 1st Bn; 3rd Platoon attached to 3rd Bn. Co C (-) 3 platoons attached to 16th Inf Regt. Co moved with its respective Bns. Co CP at (511675) .

30 Aug 1944

Co alerted for movement at 0630B. Platoons moved forward in close support of Tank-Inf Teams. All Bns reached objectives without contacting enemy. 3rd Platoon Rcn Co attached to Co C, spotted 50 Germans, 3 half-tracks, and bicycles withdrawing from (676932) at 301510B, while screening left flank of 1st Bn. Inf mortar fire was brought to bear on the enemy strong points, tanks, vehicles, and machine guns at (704928) . Sixty (60) rds of HE and 43 rds of APC expended. Visibility: poor, results, undetermined. 2nd Platoon at (699914) . Co CP at (980064) .

31 Aug 1944

Co moved with its supported Bns. 1st Platoon in vicinity (895095) ; 2nd Platoon in vicinity (978103) ; 3rd Platoon in vicinity (006085) . Co CP at (980064) .