Unit History: Activated on June 1, 1942, at Camp Chaffee, AR, as a Heavy Self-Propelled unit. Shipped from San Francisco Port of Embarkation on March 15, 1944, and landed in Hawaii on March 21, 1944. Landed Palau on Feb. 1, 1945.
Combat Equipment: 2/45 - M10
Commanding Officers: Lt. Col. Kenneth F. Pughe (6/1/42-Original CO); Major Albert J. McCurdy Jr. (5/43); Major James F. Wooster (7/12/44); Lt. Col. John P. McFarland (8/6/44); Lt. Col. Albert J. McCurdy Jr. (11/29/44)
Code Name/s: Unknown
Campaign Credits: Western Pacific (Peleiu).....Jun. 15, 1944 to Sep. 2, 1945
Location August 1945: Palau Islands
The following information and photographs were provided courtesy of Leonard and Wanda (Rogers) Harless in honor of her father, Steve Rogers, and the members of the 819th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
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