I had spent hours talking with 743rd Vets over the years and I enjoyed reading some of the stories I hadn't herd
21 people found this helpful. I had spent hours talking with 743rd Vets over the years and I enjoyed reading some of the stories I hadn't herd. This is a book about the "everyday" soldiers who didn't get the headlines and were doing the tough job winning the war despite the shortcomings of the M4 Sherman Tank. They overcame and adapted to defeat an entrenched tough enemy.
The View the Turret recounts the frontline combat experiences of the 743rd Tank Battalion, beginning with the June 6, 1944. Invasion of Normandy and concluding with the taking of Magdeburg on the Elbe River in 1945. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.
William B. Folkestad. Folkestad differentiates between the tank battalions of an armor division, which were designed to exploit breakthroughs and strike deep into the enemy's rear, and those like the 743rd, whose mission it was to fight alongside the infantry they supported. For the 743rd, this often meant fighting static battles with superior German armor. The inadequacies of the M4 Sherman tank-insufficient firepower, too high a silhouette, insufficient armor protection, gasoline engines, narrow tracks-are brought up time and again by the tankers of the 743rd.
by William B. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9781572491922.
ISBN 1572490012 [World War II: Second World War: Tank Battalions: Unit History: Tank Warfare: . full book description) Burd Street Press, Shippensburg, PA, 1996.
ISBN 1572490012 Price Reflects 20% off! Selling worldwide since 1987. We always pack with great care!. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Foreword William Darien Duncan, Colonel, USA (Ret).
the 743d Tank Battalion during World War II. by William B. Published 1996 by Burd Street Press in Shippensburg, PA. Written in English. Campaigns, History, Regimental histories, United States, United States. Tank Battalion, 743rd, World War, 1939-1945. United States, Western Front. Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-140) and index.
This book recounts the frontline combat experiences of the 743rd Tank Battalion beginning with the Invasion of Normandy & concluding with the taking of Magdeburg on the Elbe . World War II (19391945).
This book recounts the frontline combat experiences of the 743rd Tank Battalion beginning with the Invasion of Normandy & concluding with the taking of Magdeburg on the Elbe River in 1945. Recently added by. LDMathews, CNY-Living-History, ControvichLibrary, SapperJoe2001, drakefamily, Tom2001, Tanks, tenutter, dgrapes.
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The 743rd Tank Battalion was an independent tank battalion that participated in the European Theater of Operations with the United States Army in World War II. It was one of five tank battalions (all independent) which landed in Normandy on D-Day (. . It was one of five tank battalions (all independent) which landed in Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944). The battalion participated in combat operations throughout northern Europe until V-E Day. It was inactivated on 27 November 1945. Folkestad
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