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43d Cavalry Guidon-WWII??? Armored Recon?

 

Thanks for looking. Ed

 

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Ed Hicks

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Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

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Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

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Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

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3RD CAVALRY GROUP (MECHANIZED)

The 3rd Cavalry Group was the reconnaissance arm of the XX Corps, U.S. 3rd Army. Composed of the 43rd Cavalry Squadron and the 3rd Cavalry Squadron, they had fought their way across France and into the German frontier by the Fall of 1944. Equipped with machine-gun mounted jeeps, mortars, M-8 "Greyhound" armored cars and light tanks, these mechanized cavalry squadrons screened the XX Corp's movements, performed observation work, and when the occasion demanded carried out attacks on enemy positions.

 

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* Present day Troop E (Troop B, 43d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in WWII):

Streamer, French Croix de Guerre (WWII) with Silver-Gilt Star, embroidered MOSELLE (see below)

Troop B, 43d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
French Croix De Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, awarded under Decision No. 247, 15 July 1946,
by the President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic, with the following citation:

“A magnificent shock troop, eager and of wonderful courage. It particularly distinguished itself on 5 November 1944, at the capture of Berg, which defended the crossing of the Moselle. It attacked, without artillery preparation, positions strongly held by a trained and fanatical enemy. In spite of gunfire which was annihilating its ranks, this unit gave proof of wonderful dash and, aided by tanks, captured the position. It held this position despite terrific bombardment. In the course of the mopping up, it took 17 prisoners.”

 

*found on page 87, http://www.hood.army.mil/3D_CR/files/pdfs/BloodAndSteel.pdf

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As there was no such animal as the 43rd Cavalry Regiment, then B Troop 43rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron I should think.

 

http://www.20thcenturygi.com/index.php?topic=669.0;wap2

 

 

(There was an E Troop 43rd Cavalry in the late 1960s, Rhode Island NG, unknown what was up with this unit, maybe never really formed, like a paper unit)

 

Since this came up when I was trying to find info on the 43rd Cavalry of the Rhode Island NG, even if this is a four year old post hopefully the addition is forgivable.

 

In WWII, the 43rd Infantry Division's 43rd Mechanized Reconnaissance Troop was from Rhode Island. Later on, the 43rd Medical Company was converted into Troop E of the new parent regiment 43rd Cavalry in 1968 before becoming part of the 26th Cavalry. Eventually this became the 126th Aviation Regiment, though no unit today carries any specific lineage to either the original 43rd Mech. Recon. or the later Troop E, 43rd Cav, as far as I can tell.

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