658th Amphibious Tractor Bn. WW 11 Landings Leader in the Pacific
Perhaps it is fitting to use this home page to shed some light on why the Amphibious Tractor units received little or no credit for the many battle successes during WW2.
Because units such as 658th and 715th Amphibious Tractor Battalions were considered organic units that were never assigned to an army but attached as needed such as ,in the 658th, it worked with the 39th, 41st and the Americal Armies.
So! With the strong efforts of Elmer Hallen, of the 658 and Frank Savino of the 715, and after years of badgering the Army why they received no recognition for the emormous contribution they made in the success of WW2 the Amtrac units are placed, with honor, in the General Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armour, Fort Knox KY
Thank you Elmer and Frank!
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