University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles L. McNeill History of the 753rd Tank Battalion, 1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McNeill,Charles L.
Title: McNeill, Charles L., History of the 753rd Tank Battalion
Dates: 1985
Abstract: Typewritten 101 pages manuscript written by retired Colonel Charles L. McNeill in 1985.
Accession No.: AR 2014-086
OCLC No.: 887841333
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Charles L. McNeill participated in World War II as a commanding officer (Major) of the 753rd Tank Battalion. This unit was activated on June 1, 1941 and fought the campaigns of Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.


Scope and Contents

Typewritten 101 pages manuscript written by retired Colonel Charles L. McNeill in 1985. The History of the 753rd Tank Battalion comprises an account of the exploits of this unit since its constitution on January 13, 1941, until its re-designation as the 77th Heavy Tank Battalion on March 20, 1949. Chapters include Activation and Training, Sicily, Salerno, Cassino-San Pietro, Mount Porchia, Reorganization, Preparing for Another Landing, Southern France, Pursuit, The Vosges Mountains, The Colmar Pocket, The Rhine Plain, The Siegfried Line, Exploitation and Finale, and Post War Activities. Bibliography and source materials list are also included.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McNeill,Charles L.
Subjects
United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945

Related Material

Forms part of the Institute for Studies in American Military History.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles L. McNeill History of the 753rd Tank Battalion, 1985, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, July 2014.


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4D235 Bound Manuscript, 1985