The battalion was organized at Camp Maxey, Texas in April 1943. Departed New York Port of Embarkation 27 February 1944 and arrived in England 9 March 1944. Landed in France 25 June 1944. Participated in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace & Central Europe Campaigns. Arrived at Boston Port of Embarkation 21 December 1945 and deactivated at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts the following day.