|692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion|
Unit History: Activated on 10 April 1942 at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Converted to a towed battalion in March 1944. Arrived at Cherbourg, France, on 23 September 1944. Entered the line near Wustwezel, Belgium, circa 28 October. Fought along the Siegfried Line in the vicinity of Stolberg beginning in November. Occupied defensive positions along the Roer River during the Battle of the Bulge. Converted to the M36 in February 1945, supported the drive from the Roer to the Rhine River in late February and early March, and helped capture Cologne. After clearing more Siegfried Line fortifications, crossed the Rhine at Worms on 31 March. Raced across Germany in April and participated in the capture of Furth. Advanced to Munich by 30 April. Attached to: 42d, 63d, 104th Infantry divisions. History text from the book The Tank Killers by Harry Yeide. Used by permission.
Combat Equipment: 10/44 - Towed 3" Gun; 2/45 - M36
Commanding Officers: Samuel S. Morse
Code Name/s: Chico
Campaign Credits: Rhineland........................Sept. 15, 1944 to Mar. 21, 1945
Ardennes-Alsace..............Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan 25, 1945
Central Europe.................Mar. 22, to May 11, 1945
Location August 1945: Brauweiler, Germany
1.) Detailed History of the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion - Courtesy of Greg McQuade
2.) History Outline of the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion - by Maj. Richard T. Knowles FA (TD) Commanding
3.) Unit Roster of the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion - Courtesy of Greg McQuade.
Note: I have been informed by the family of Leo J. Zyskowski of C Company, that his name is spelled incorrectly with and "L" in the roster as Lyskowski instead of with a "Z" for Zyskowski.
7.) 692nd on Video - M36B1 tank destroyers are received and test fired on February 18, 1945 by the men of the 692nd, while in Germany. At the time, the unit was attached to the 104th Infantry Division.
8.) B Company Campaign Map - A interesting and probably very rare map of the path the unit took through Europe. Provided courtesy of Jerry Imperio.
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