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The Chieftain's Hatch: Undergunned in Italy


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zloykrolik #101 Posted Jan 22 2018 - 04:53

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Chieftain, according to >Page 56.

Zero Armored Force officer s were battle casualties. How is that possible? Heck, even 10 Veterinary Officers were casualties. Perhaps they got folded in with Cavalry?

 

 



Zinegata #102 Posted Jan 22 2018 - 05:12

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View Postzloykrolik, on Jan 22 2018 - 11:53, said:

Chieftain, according to >Page 56.

Zero Armored Force officer s were battle casualties. How is that possible? Heck, even 10 Veterinary Officers were casualties. Perhaps they got folded in with Cavalry?

 

 

 

Huh, good catch. I'm actually a bit inclined to think they may be folded into the cavalry numbers - but I would also note that 1st Cavalry ended up as an Infantry Division and that the majority of those losses may be from the surrender of the cavalry units in the Philippines. 


Edited by Zinegata, Jan 22 2018 - 05:14.


The_Chieftain #103 Posted Jan 22 2018 - 19:18

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There were no armored force officers. Tank officers were usually artillery or cavalry, with occasional engineers thrown in. So, yes, it stands to reason that total 'tank crew' casualties are actually a little over 1,500, given one out of every 25 tankers in a tank platoon was an officer. Branch and unit need not correlate: Plenty of non-cav officers in non-cav/armor positions in a cavalry division, for example.






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