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Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E), 2d and 42d Cavalry Reconnaissance Battalions

Len Dyer, former curator at the 2d Cavalry’s Reed Museum, provided the following information: 2d Cavalry Group (Mechanized) operated under the Sept 1943 Table of Organization T/O 2-25 for the 2d & 42d Cavalry Reconnaissance Battalions. There were 44 officers, 3 warrant officers & 949 enlisted per battalion. Within the battalions there were 7 companies …

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Reactivation Ceremony Newspaper article

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry Reactivation ceremony for the Second Cavalry Regiment, 15 January 1943. The article from Columbia, SC’s ‘The State’ newspaper reads: SECOND CAVALRY REACTIVATED AT FORT JACKSON CEREMONIES …

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Reactivation

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry Click photos to enlarge The War Department reached the decision on December 18, 1942 to reactivate two regiments of cavalry, the Second and Twenty-Ninth, as mechanized …

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Normandy

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry 19 – 24 July 1944 The fleet of landing craft transporting the main body of the Second Cavalry to Normandy joined another group and together made …

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Northern France

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry Bill Waldner, Headquarters & Supply Troop, 2nd Squadron, with the HQ-35 jeep. 1-3 August 1944 On August 1, 1944, the Second Cavalry Group, attached to the …

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Segre

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry 5-10 August 1944 While pushing forward on a reconnaissance the night of August 5, Lt. Lindoerfer’s platoon of B Troop, 42d Squadron, entered the enemy held …

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