Robyn, I don't know about a 71st TD, but the First Armored Division (Old Ironsides) had a 701st TD.Several years ago, there was a book written about the History of Old Ironsides.After the war, the men of the Division formed an association and still meet annually.Their last meeting was a couple of months ago in Kentucky where the division was formed.Their Sec-Tres. is Joe Theriot, P. O. Box 2088, Elizabethtown, Ky. 42702.I am sure that Joe could give you the history of the 701st.
My father, now deceased, was a member of B Co. 123rd Ord Bn. when the Division was formed and stayed with them until 1945.He was a past president of the 1st Armored Division Association.