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36th Tank Company, 36th Texas National Guard 1940

Started by MECHINF-A15 , Oct 27 2017 07:37 AM

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#1 MECHINF-A15

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:37 AM

First, the history of the 36th Tank Company.

 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

Photograph of one of the two M2A2 "Mae West" light tanks assigned to the 36th Tank Company.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:43 AM

Photograph taken at Fort Benning, Georgia where Officers from various  National Guard Tank Companies took a class in 1940.

 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

Due to the unique insignia, decorations and uniform details seen in the previous photograph I have tried to zoom in on each officer.

While details are not the best, possibly some of you DUI specialists came ID their units.

First up, standing row from left to right, 1st Lt. Allen. His Tank Infantry brass appears to have #45s on them.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:53 AM

Second standing is 1st Lt. Anderson who appears to have seen former service in the USMC.

 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:55 AM

Third standing is 1st Lt. Andrews.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:02 AM

Next standing is 1st Lt. John L. Behrns who was a member of the 36th Tank Company and who could very well have been the original owner of these photographs.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:03 AM

List standing is 1st Lt. Crawford.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:05 AM

Front row seated is 2nd Lt. Dansby.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:06 AM

Second seated is Captain Stevens.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:09 AM

Seated in the middle is 2nd Lt. Van Arsdall.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:11 AM

Fourth seated is 1st Lt. Wickord. Curious as to what medal he is wearing.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

Last is 1st Lt. Write and this officer appears to have qualified as EXPERT with every weapon he ever laid hands on!

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

Great study. Those tanks with lights (CDLs) were very much used in the war and were even the basis for unit citations - crossing of the Rhine, etc.
My uncle's tank battalion(738th) history talks about them quite a bit.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

The 45th Tank Company was part of the Colorado National Guard. If you look closely it appears that on that officers US devices is COLO. Neat images. 

Thanks for sharing. 



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:41 PM

I like the numbered tank infantry on 1st  Lt. Allen




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