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809th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Active 1942-1945
Country United States
Allegiance Army
Part of Independent unit
Equipment M18 Hellcat
M36 Jackson
Disbanded 1945

The 809th Tank Destroyer Battalion was a tank destroyer battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War.

The battalion was activated on March 18th 1942, and remained in the United States until November 1944, when it was moved to the United Kingdom. It arrived in France on January 20th 1945, equipped with M18 Hellcat tank destroyers. It was attached to the 8th Armored Division on February 9th, and fought in the crossing of the Roer.

On March 20th, it was attached to the 79th Infantry Division, crossing the Rhine on the 27th, and was then attached to the 95th Infantry Division for the fighting around the Ruhr Pocket in April before being returned to the 8th Armoured on April 13th. During this month, it converted to M36 Jackson tank destroyers. In late April it saw action in the Harz Mountains, finishing the war in central Germany.

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