Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

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Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

Post by Richard Stone » 04 Aug 2020 22:00

The attached report was prepared by the 744th Tank Battalion and details their experience using the M-24 Light Tank. The 744th was originally composed solely of M5A1 Light Tanks but did receive attachments of Sherman Tanks in 1944 and 1945 to boost their fire power.

Note that the 744th claimed two Tiger Mk IV tanks as knocked out during the last months of the war. However, the details of these claims are not listed in this report.

I will post the remaining pages in follow up post shortly.
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Title Page.pdf
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Page 1.pdf
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Page 2.pdf
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Page 3.pdf
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Re: Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

Post by Richard Stone » 04 Aug 2020 22:08

Attached are two remaining pages of the M-24 Light Tank report.
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Page 4.pdf
BattExp- M24 Light Tank Report - Page 5.pdf
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Re: Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

Post by OldBill » 05 Aug 2020 01:46

Good stuff! Thanks!

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Re: Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

Post by LineDoggie » 11 Aug 2020 22:37

EVERY German AFV was a ''Tiger'' to Americans
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

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Re: Combat Report Of M-24 Light Tank In Northwest Europe - 1944/45

Post by Thumpalumpacus » 12 Aug 2020 02:15

LineDoggie wrote:
11 Aug 2020 22:37
EVERY German AFV was a ''Tiger'' to Americans
The linked PDFs show otherwise.

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