Apr 28, 2019
The 712th Tank Battalion spent more than 10 months on the front lines of the European Theater of Operation in World War II. In this episode of War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It, Aaron Elson looks at some of the lighter moments of combat in a tank.
Apr 27, 2019
Lieutenant George S. Tarr was killed on the 712th Tank battalion's first day in combat in Normandy. Ten days later his company commander, Captain Clifford Merrill, was wounded. While Merrill was recovering, his first sergeant, Charles Vinson, would write and keep him up to date on developments in the battalion's...