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EARLY US ARMOR IN BERLIN

  • 2ND ARMORED DIVISION ,67TH ARMORED REGIMENT,41ST ARMORED INFANTRY REGIMENT,82ND RECON SQDN,92ND ARMD FIELD ARTY.BN.750TH TANK BN(SEP)JULY 5 1945-9 NOVEMBER 1945,28TH SQDN.6TH CAVALRY,JULY45-NOV 45.
  • E TROOP 16TH CONSTABULARY SQUADRON,US FORCES, TROOP HAD PLATOON OF M24 TANKS UNTIL 1948
  • NOTE! THE TROOPS OF 2AD WERE IN BERLIN DURING THE POSTDAM CONFERENCE AND WERE REVIEWED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN. THE CONSTABULARY TROOPS PERFORMED THE INITIAL OCCUPATION DUTIES

 

HISTORY OF HEAVY TANK CO. 6TH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN BERLIN

  • HEAVY TANK CO. 6TH INF.REGT. DEPLOYED FROM VILSECK,GERMANY ON 13 JAN 1951, LOADING EQUIPEMENT AND PERSONNEL ,UNIT DEPARTED VILSECK, GERMANY BY RAIL AT 0650 HRS,14 JANUARY 1951,ARRIVING AT BERGEN,GERMANY AT 2100 HRS, DEPARTING AT 1500 HRS 15 JANUARY 1951 AND ARRIVED AT CELLE,GERMANY AT 1600 HRS WHERE THEY REMAINED OVERNIGHT UNIT MOVED TO BERLIN,GERMANY, ARRIVING AT 0907 HRS.16 JANUARY 1951,BILLETED AT ANDREWS BARRACKS.MORNING REPORT INDICATES STARTED USUAL ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES WITH WEATHER GOOD AND MORALE EXCELLENT.
  • ON 20 SEP 1951 UNIT MOVED TO NEW BILLETS LOCATED AT COORDINATES 5M9967, MAP TOWN PLAN, BERLIN,GY.1;20,000.THIS ULTIMATELY WAS NAMED TURNER BARRACKS
  • UNIT REDESIGNATED AS CO F.40TH ARMOR EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 1958,
  • DURING THE 1980S IT BECAME PART OF THE COMBAT SUPPORT BATTALION, ON 26 OCTOBER 1990 CSB BECAME 6TH BATTALION,40TH ARMOR SPLIT INTO CO D AND CO F,6TH BN.40TH ARMOR,THEN DUE TO CHANGES IN THE COMMAND OF BERLIN BDE. ULTIMATELY BECAME CO A,(ORIG CO.D) AND CO B.(ORIG CO F),6TH BATTALION, 40TH ARMOR

 

ARMOR UNIT LISTINGS

  • 1946-1948 A PLATOON OF M24 TANKS FROM E TROOP, 16TH CONSTABULARY SQUADRON STATIONED IN BERLIN
  • JAN 1951-20 SEPT 1951, HEAVY TANK CO. 6TH INFANTRY REGIMENT. STATIONED AT ANDREWS BARRACKS
  • TURNER BARRACKS
  • 20 SEP 1951-31 MAY 1958, TANK CO. 6TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
  • 1 JUN 1958-26 OCT 1990,CO.F,40TH ARMOR
  • 1 JUN 1958-?, ASSAULT GUN PLATOON,COMBAT SUPPORT CO.2D BATTLE GROUP,6TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
  • 1 JUN 1958-?, ASSAULT GUN PLATOON, COMBAT SUPPORT CO,3D BATTLE GROUP,6TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
  • 1989?-26 OCT 1990 CO D,40TH ARMOR FORMED DUE TO SPLIT IN CO F INTO 2 COMPANIES
  • 26 OCT 1990, CO.A AND CO.B,6TH BN.40TH ARMOR FORMED AT TURNER BARRACKS,15 AUG 1992 LEFT BERLIN
  • ANYONE HAVING FIRM DATES ON REORGANIZATIONS DURING PERIOD ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT SITE MANAGER
  • ,1945 INITIAL OCCUPATION FORCES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED
  • ,ELEMENTS 2D ARMORED DIVISION
  • ,67 ARMOR REGT.
  • ,41ST ARMORED INFANTRY REGT.
  • ,82ND RECON SQDN
  • ,92ND ARMD FIELD ARTY BN
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  • ,SEPERATE UNITS
  • ,6TH CAVALRY REGT.
  • .750TH TANK BN

 

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