Military History/771st


QUESTION: My Dad Morse M Moore was wounded and awarded the Bronze Star for action on Jan. 8, 1945 in Belgium. Do you have any information on this action.

ANSWER: Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "771st".  Would you be so kind as to specify the "771st" your father was assigned to on "Jan. 8, 1945"?  The following are your choices:

771st Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion
771st Army Postal Unit
771st Field Artillery Battalion
771st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
771st Tank Battalion
771st Tank Destroyer Battalion

       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
    WW 2 Connections

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QUESTION: 771st Tank Battalion

Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "771st Tank Battalion".  Sergeant Morse M. Moore (Beverly Hills, Calif.) was assigned to Company A, 771st Tank Battalion, which was attached [attached] to the 84th Infantry Division, November 19, 1944 through May 8, 1945.  The 84th Infantry Division was assigned to VII Corps, First Army for the date in question, January 8, 1945.
       Sergeant Moore was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for Valour & a Purple Heart Medal for his service with Company A, 771st Tank Battalion during the Rhineland Campaign & the Ardennes-Alsace Campaign in the E.T.O., 1944-45.  The "action on Jan. 8, 1945 in Belgium" was for the liberation of Cielle, Belgium.  The liberation was conducted by 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, with Company A, 771st Tank Battalion attached.  May I suggest you obtain a copy of:

The History of the 771st Tank Battalion
by Edwin Castagna
Berkeley, _?_?_?_        Lederer, Street & Zeus        1946

There is a copy located at the U.S. Army Military History Institute Library.
       I am so appreciative you clarified which "771st" was of interest to you.  So many "771st" to choose from, so little time.
       Good Luck with your quest.

  Richard V. Horrell
   WW 2 Connections

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