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Tank Battalion Personnel


752nd Battalion Personnel Section
Oran, North Africa


From November 1944 through the end of the war, the authorized strength of an independent tank battalion in WWII was 37 Officers, 3 Warrant Officers, and 681 men. The 721 individuals each played a specific role in the successful operation of the battalion. Listed below are the numbers of individuals at each rank and specialty within a tank battalion such as the 752nd. This listing does not include the Medical Detachment.

Per Table of Organization & Equipment 17-27
Dated 18 November 1944, Modified 13 January 1945

Officers
  • Lt. Col., Battalion Commander (1)
  • Major, Executive Officer (1)
  • Major, S-3 Operations & Training (1)
  • Captain, Communication (1)
  • Captain, Company Commander (6)
  • Captain, Motor Transport (1)
  • Captain, S-2 Intelligence (1)
  • Captain, S-4 Supply (1)
  • 1st Lieutenant, S-1 Adjutant (1)
  • 1st/2nd Lieutenant, Liaison (1)
  • 1st/2nd Lieutenant, Motor Transport (6)
  • 1st/2nd Lieutenant, Platoon Commander (16)
  • Warrant Officer, Military Personnel (1)
  • Warrant Officer, Motor Transport (1)
  • Motor Officer, General Supply (1)
  • Enlisted Men

  • Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major (1)
  • Master Sergeant, Motor (1)
  • First Sergeant (6)
  • Technical Sergeant, Communication Chief (1)
  • Technical Sergeant, Intelligence (1)
  • Technical Sergeant, Motor (3)
  • Technical Sergeant, Operations (1)
  • Technical Sergeant, Personnel (1)
  • Technical Sergeant, Recovery Chief (1)
  • Technical Sergeant, Supply (1)
  • Staff Sergeant, Mechanic Chief (1)
  • Staff Sergeant, Mess (6)
  • Staff Sergeant, Motor (3)
  • Staff Sergeant, Platoon (16)
  • Staff Sergeant, Supply (6)
  • Staff Sergeant, Supply Assistant (1)
  • Sergeant, Section Chief (4)
  • Sergeant, Communication Chief (6)
  • Sergeant, Message Center Chief (1)
  • Sergeant, Reconnaissance (2)
  • Sergeant, Squad Leader (3)
  • Sergeant, Motor Supply (1)
  • Sergeant, Tank Commander (45)
  • Corporal, Liaison Agent (4)
  • Corporal, Company Clerk (6)
  • Corporal, Dispatcher (1)
  • Corporal, Gunner, Mortar (3)
  • Corporal, Gunner, Tank (60)
  • Corporal, Reconnaissance (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Armorer (8)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Bugler (6)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Cannoneer (77)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk, Code (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk, Classification (1)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk, General (1)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk, Headquarters (1)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk, Supply (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Clerk Typist (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Cook (14)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Cook's Helper (6)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Draftsman, Topographic (1)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Driver, Half-track (10)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Driver, Tank (77)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Driver, Light Truck (43)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Gunner, Bow (77)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Gunner, Machine (8)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Gunner, Mortar, Ass't (3)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Gunner, Tank (17)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Handler, Ammunition (16)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Mechanic, Artillery (5)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Mechanic, Automotive (12)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Mechanic, Tank (33)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Messenger (5)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Operator, Radio (7)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Operator, Wrecker (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Repairman, Radio (6)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Rifleman (8)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Scout (8)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Welder (2)
  • Private/PFC/T-5/T-4, Basic (33)

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