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mnsduds
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posted 5/29/2014 10:05:08 AM    Click here to view the profile for mnsduds  Click here to email mnsduds  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I have wonderful enlarged photos of the 92nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion dated July 1943. My grandfather appears in one of these pictures, although all other evidence I am finding places him with B company, 56th. Am I correct in assuming that this change in placement must have occured during the reorganization of the 12th in November that year?

P.S. Thanks for this site, having a wonderful time learning more!

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posted 5/30/2014 3:51:28 PM  Reply w/Quote
Hello mnsduds, I think you nailed it with your assumption that your Grandfather was reassigned to the 56th AIB during the division's reorganization. During that time, some units were transferred out of the division, and 3 regiments were converted into 6 battalions. The 92nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was replaced by a squadron of mechanized cavalry, and became the 92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized. It's more than likely that your Grandfather was transferred out of the 92nd at that time.