history of the tank destroyer

  • Alvin O. Lombard of Penobscot County, Maine, produced and sold the first engine with crawler tracks in May 1901

    the very first of many tanks or land ships was created
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    world war 1

  • The first combat tank

  • Mortimore guided a D1 tank into action at the notorious Delville Wood.

  • The first battle honour awarded to a tank operator went to Private A. Smith, awarded the Military Medal for his actions at Delville Wood

  • the French deployed 128 tanks in their Aisne Offensive along the Chemin-des-Dames

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    world war 2

  • In November 1941, the War Department ordered the creation of such units, designated “tank destroyer” battalions.

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    The Battle of the Bulge

  • he last TD Battalion, the 656th, was deactivated on November 1, 1946 at Camp Campbell, KY