Assigned to the 1st Marine Tank Battalion, Company B. During December 1943, this tank was held in reserve at Finschafen. After U. S. Army General Krueger called
for reinforcement at Arawe, this was one of eighteen tanks landed at Arawe to provide additional firepower to for the U. S.
112th Cavalry Regiment.
On January 16, 1944 used in a counter attack supported by infantry to route entrenched Japanese from their positions and ended enemy resistance in the Arawe area. Afterwards, this tank was abandoned.
Abandoned at Arawe.
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
May 22, 2017