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Recon co. 1st armored regt. 1st armored Division


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Here one thats on the way

Pvt Adelbert C Paris Died of Wounds Caused by a Booby trap

1st armored was at Anzio until may 23 1944 them went on Push to Rome

If he was a recon Co. I assume he was in a Staurt Tank ? or a halftrack?

Am I right? Not much on him yet.

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If he was a recon Co. I assume he was in a Staurt Tank ? or a halftrack?

Am I right? Not much on him yet.

Scott

Not an expert by any means, but it appears that the recon. units in US armoured outfits used the M8 armoured car, called the "Staghound" by the British. Too lightly armoured for heavy combat, especially the floors, which were too thin to protect against mines. Perhaps that's the 'boobytrap' which killed your man. By the end of the Italian campaign, crews were stacking sandbags on the floorplates, which can't have helped agility on mountain roads!

Here's a site with some general info. on the armoured division TO: www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/usarmy/infantry.aspx

Good luck with the research. Let us know what you find out, please.

Peter

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Scott

Not an expert by any means, but it appears that the recon. units in US armoured outfits used the M8 armoured car, called the "Staghound" by the British. Too lightly armoured for heavy combat, especially the floors, which were too thin to protect against mines. Perhaps that's the 'boobytrap' which killed your man. By the end of the Italian campaign, crews were stacking sandbags on the floorplates, which can't have helped agility on mountain roads!

Here's a site with some general info. on the armoured division TO: www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/usarmy/infantry.aspx

Good luck with the research. Let us know what you find out, please.

Peter

Peter

I did not think of an M*8 You are correct i will post anything i find!

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