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LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB

 Post subject: LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:12 pm 
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my googlefu has failed me! :'(

Im looking for a company level (ie detailed) Order of Battle for the US 66th Armoured Reg. (part of 2nd AR Div) for the period June-October 1944.

Ideally it would contain detail of the platoon level deployments, tank casualties, resupply and upgrade dates (ie dates of change to 76mm etc). I realise that is a lot of information but anything more detailed than a division level OOB would be of help.

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 Post subject: Re: LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:00 am 
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I think you are after a regimental history rather than just an OOB as they don't contain infomation on deployments, casualty and resupply rates. In which case you want to be checking out military history book sellers websites. 2nd Armoured "Hell on Wheels" is Patton's division so I imagine you'll be spoilt for choice. It might also be worth checking to see if the regiment has its own historian (most British regiments do, don't know about Yankees) and then getting in touch with him about the infomation you require.

With regard to OOB, online resources can be unreliable at best but if you have lots of free time you could try the excruciating detail of the Nafziger Collection, found here:
http://www.alternatewars.com/CARL/Nafgizer_CARL.htm

Otherwise, this is the best I can do for you, it the TO&E for an armoured battalion:

1 x Battalion HQ Company consisting of:
1 x HQ: 2 x M4A3 Sherman, 1 x M3HT, 4 x Jeeps.
1 x Armoured Artillery platoon: 1 x M3HT, 3 x M21 mortar carriers.
1 x Recce platoon: 3 x Sections each of 2 x Jeeps + HMG
1 x Armoured Gun platoon: 2 x M3HT, 3 x M4/105mm or M8 HMC

3 x Medium Tank Companies each consisting of:
1 x HQ: 2 x M4A3 Sherman
3 x Medium Tank platoons each of: 5 x M4A3 Sherman
From the Autumn of 1944 onwards M4A3 (75mm) can be replaced with E8 (Easy 8) 76mm.

1 x Light Tank Company consisting of:
1 x HQ: 2 x M5
3 x Light Tank platoons each of: 5 x M5
From December 1944 onwards M5 can be replaced by M24 Chaffee

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 Post subject: Re: LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Wow, many thanks for taking the time to reply, the Nafgizer documents are in amazing detail, they are a great start to finding the information im after, many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Good intel !!!! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: LF: WW2, US 66th Armoured, Company Level OOB
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:33 am 
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No problemo, dude. Happy to help. :)

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