World War II 1942-1945

PFC Fred Warren Ashley

A Special Veterans Day Delivered by the Second Cavalry

     On Veterans Day, the USA honors those who have served in our military. This year, the holiday will have even more meaning for the families of two fallen WWII servicemen. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Second Cavalry veterans, this Veterans Day will be a special one for the families of Private First […]

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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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England

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 On March 9, 1944, a letter was received from the War Department stating in effect that the entire 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz) was to prepare for

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Map Links II

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 This is page 2 (HAITZ to PULLIGNY) of the map listings. Click on the link next to a name to see that map. Some names may

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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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Combat

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 Troopers from 42d Squadron going over the levee at Bayon after crossing the Moselle River Sept. 12, 1944. Every big picture consists of many little pictures,

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