Re: 711th Tank Btn, Co. A
Greetings, Paul Daske !
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My reference is rather limited regarding the history of your dad's unit,
Activated at Desert Training Center, Indio, CA, 9 Oct 43;
(spun off from 3rd BN, 14th Armored Regiment)
departed Seattle P/E, 22 Mar 44;
arrived Hawaii, 29 Mar 44;
arrived Philippine Islands, 4 Feb 45;
arrived Okinawa, 1 Apr 45;
arrived Seattle P/E, 18 Jan 46;***
*** I find one ship, MARINE PHOENIX, which left Japan,
5 Jan 46, and arrived Tacoma, WA., 17 Jan 46, which could have been his ship.
inactivated at Fort Lawton, Wash., 21 Jan 46.
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45:
Ryukyus Islands, which include Okinawa,
26 Mar 45 / 2 Jul 45.
That is all I can come up with. Hope it fits your profile, and helps develope his history.
Louie F. Turner
PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE. OK?