48th Tank Battalion

We came to fight!

48th Tank Battalion History

Campaign Credits: Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe
Battalion Commander: Lt. Col. Edwin H. Ferris WIA 28 NOV 1944 in Barr, France
Battalion Commander: Lt. Col. John C Gavin (appointed)
1st SGT Lawrence Walker
Presidential Unit Citation: Company A, 1st Platoon - Platoon Leader: LT. Edgar D. Woodard
Composition and art work: CPL Nicholas Veltri JR
History written by: T/SGT Dean B. Robinson and T/SGT Vernon G. Brown
"Rittershoffen" Edited by: Major James N. Studer
June 1945
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48th Tank Battalion Presidential Unit Citation

Recipient: 1st Platoon, Company A, 48th Tank Battalion, Lt. Edgar D. Woodard, Platoon Leader, for outstanding performance of duty in action on 9 JAN 1945, near Hatten, France. Assigned to the mission of repulsing an enemy attack, the 1st Platoon, consisting of four operating medium tanks, moved rapidly and decisively to the support of friendly infantry already partially overrun by enemy armor. Displaying great skill and superior marksmanship, the platoon engaged sixteen Mark IV tanks in a deadly firefight, and without loss of men or equipment, destroyed six enemy tanks and forced the remainder to flee. Later in the day the 1st Platoon destroyed four disabled enemy tanks which the Germans were attempting to evacuate. The fearless daring and intrepid actions displayed by members of the 1st Platoon, Company A, 48th Tank Battalion, exemplify the high traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.

48th Tank Battalion Documents

Ferris
Lt. Col. Edwin H. Ferris
1912-2012
Ross
Sergeant Elton Ross
Company D
Brown
James F. Brown
Company B
Brown
PFC Jack K. Austin
Service Company
Letter
Lt. Col. Ferris
Letter Page 1
Letter
Lt. Col. Ferris
Letter Page 2
Battalion AARs
After Action Reports
Crest
Presidential Unit Citation
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Rittershoffen facing Hatten
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Rittershoffen facing Hatten
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Hatten
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Hatten

Armor School report on Hatten

Gen. Albert Smith
Crest
48th Tank Battalion Crest

68th AIB History, JAN - FEB 1945
includes some 48th TB information

PVT Raymond E. Berg
Killed January 13, 1945

PVT Raymond E. Berg
Killed January 13, 1945

SGT Lee Junior Roy

Corporal Knott Rankin
Killed November 28, 1944

A Company Citation

14th Armored Division

18 APR 45 - 68th AIB and 48th TB in Pölling, Germany

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