Cassino area, Italy, January 1944. Captain Edwin Olson (now Battalion Communications Officer) sits in a Jeep with Battalion Executive Officer Major Welborn Dolvin. (Edwin Olson)
Cervaro area, Italy, 20 January 1944. The crew of a T2 tank retriever awaits a tow from an artillery blast crater. (National Archives photo SC-187536)
Cassino, Italy, 8 February 1944. M4 tank number C-14 (3rd Platoon, C Company) stuck in the mud near the Rapido River. (National Archives photo SC-212639)
Italy, Spring 1944. Sgt Doyle Cody receives the Bronze Star from 756th Tank Battalion commander Lt Col Glenn Rogers. (Doyle Cody Collection)
Italy, Spring 1944. 756th B Company tanker, Norwood H. Meisinger receives the Bronze Star from Maj Gen Geoffrey Keyes for his actions at the Battle of Cassino on 2 February 1944. (From Captain Michael Duerr, grandson)
Minturno, Italy, 12 May 1944. An M4 tank of the 756th Tank Battalion passes a knocked out British M4 at the start of Operation Diadem. (National Archives photo SC-190187)
Pampelonne Beach (Saint-Tropez), France, 15 August 1944. M4 tanks from B Company unload from LCTs near the beach. (National Archives photo 80-G-258079)
Pampelonne Beach, France, 15 August 1944. Only hours after landing in southern France, an amphibious DD-tank and crew of Lt Orient’s 3rd Platoon, B Company, watches as German prisoners are rounded up by the 15th Infantry Regiment. (National Archives photo 80-G-258079)
Cavalaire, France, 15 August 1944. DD-tanks from A Company parked on the beach after assisting the 7th Infantry Regiment in the southern France D-Day beach landings. (National Archives photo 80-G-255870)
Flassan area, France, 17 August 1944. An M4 tank from C Company burns after being knocked out by a German anti-tank gun. (National Archives photo SC-193406)
Flassan area, France, 17 August 1944. The same M4 as seen in photo above. This close-up shows the tank was penetrated twice – once just below the driver’s hatch and a second time in the transmission plate. (National Archives photo SC-193047-S)
Vesoul, France, September 14th, 1944. M4 tank of the 756th Tank Battalion destroyed and charred as the result of German anti-tank fire. (National Archives photo – reference number uncertain)
Vagney, France, October 1944. The knocked out M4 tank of 2nd Lt. James “Red” Harris of A Company. Harris and most of his crew were killed while defending the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, HQ from a German night attack. Harris was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for this action. (National Archives photo – reference number uncertain)
Brouvelieures, France, October 29th, 1944. A new M4 Sherman outfitted with a larger turret an a long-barrel 76mm gun arrives for use with the 756th Tank Battalion. The higher velocity gun was a long overdue improvement over the short barrel 75mm gun. (National Archives photo SC-195943)
Les Rouges Eaux area, France, November 8th, 1944. A 105mm howitzer equipped “assault gun” from the 756th Tank Battalion HQ’s assault gun platoon mired in the mud after a heavy rain.(National Archives photo – reference number uncertain)
Les Rouges Eaux area, France, November 8th, 1944. Another 105mm assault gun from the battalion HQ assault platoon sits mired in the mud. (National Archives photo SC-200200)
Les Rouges Eaux area, France, November 1944. The 105mm guns from the battalion assault platoon fire as artillery from a flooded position. (National Archives photo SC-232547)
Strasbourg area, France, November 1944. Tanks of A Company, 756th, patrol the brick roads of Strasbourg. (History of the Third Division book, page 276)
Merkwiller, France, December 13th, 1944. An M4 of the 756th Tank Battalion sits camouflaged (left of center) among the ruins of a factory. (National Archives photo SC-198070)