George  W.  HAMBY   Jr

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO 1011351  (34865551)
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1908
ETATOconee SOUTH CAROLINA
FAMILYMarried : Margaret GALES  MILLER
RANKCaptain
FONCTIONTankiste
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled sawmill occupationsSC
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 Juin 1944 Fort Bragg NORTH CAROLINA
BATTALION 735th Tank Battalion
DIVISION   5th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 24, 1944hamby george w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH 
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B1310
DECORATION

Silver Star

Bronze Star

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

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Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

us army div 4 tank destroyer 735 tank bn
STORY
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The 735th Tank Battalion was an independent tank battalion that participated in the European Theater of Operations with the United States Army in World War II.

The battalion entered combat in Normandy in July 1944 with the 5th Infantry Division and fought across France with the 95th Infantry Division.

When reattached to the 5th Infantry Division, the 735th Tank Battalion played a key role in the reduction of the fortifications of Metz.

The battalion was also attached to the 26th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge and fought the last several months of the war attached to the 87th Infantry Division.

It was inactivated in October 1945.


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAbmc.gov - Aad.archives.gov - Findagrave.com  - Monty McDANIEL - Wikipedia.org
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud