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Todd Reed
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posted 5/13/2020 1:35:54 PM    Click here to view the profile for Todd Reed  Click here to email Todd Reed  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Are there any detailed AARs for the battles fought by the provisional companies?


posted 5/23/2020 9:30:27 PM  Reply w/Quote
Hello Todd, The AARs were written for Battalions
and Combat Commands. The Black volunteer soldiers underwent combat training for two? months and joined the 12th Armored in early March. They saw their first action during the rapid advance from the Trier to the Rhine. from March 17 to 24th. Thus information on these troops would be in the March, April, and May After Action Reports for the Armored Infantry Battalions and Combat Commands A, B and R. They were officially called 1st, 2nd and 3rd Provisional
Companies of the 56th, 17th and 66th Armored Infantry Battalions. They were also known as Company D, thus D-56, D-17 and D-66.

If you go to the web and look up the winners of the
Medal of Honor, find the citation for Sgt. Eddie Carter. (for heroism on March 23rd 1944 in Speyer).
I will have to get back to you after checking the
AARs for the 17th 56th and 66th, and the three CCBs.

Mike Woldenberg


posted 5/24/2020 1:13:09 PM  Reply w/Quote
The following book is on the web. It is a free

by Ulysses Lee. Go to page 710 to find out the
number, training and the divisions receiving these