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The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front

“Patton’s Panthers” was one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II, fighting a continuous 183 days at the front and inflicting heavy casualties on the Germans while crews racked up accolades from their peers, including three Medal of Honor nominations in their first month of combat ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/story-black-wwii-tank-unit-that-crushed-nazi-forces-2017-4


Tanks from the 761st Tank Battalion await orders to clean out scattered Nazi machine gun nests in Coburg, Germany, April 25, 1945. National Archives



Soldiers from the 761st Tank Battalion's Dog Company check equipment before leaving England for combat in France in the fall of 1944.Gen. George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership)


Gunner Corporal Carlton Chapman in his M4 Sherman tank near Nancy, France, Nov. 5, 1944. National Archives


General George Patton awards the Silver Star to Private Ernest A. Jenkins of the 761st Tank BattalionGen. George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership




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[QUOTE="Clyde C Coger Jr, post: 983807, member: 12718" In the Spirit of Sankofa,

The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front

“Patton’s Panthers” was one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II, fighting a continuous 183 days at the front and inflicting heavy casualties on the Germans while crews racked up accolades from their peers, including three Medal of Honor nominations in their first month of combat ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/story-black-wwii-tank-unit-that-crushed-nazi-forces-2017-4


Tanks from the 761st Tank Battalion await orders to clean out scattered Nazi machine gun nests in Coburg, Germany, April 25, 1945. National Archives



Soldiers from the 761st Tank Battalion's Dog Company check equipment before leaving England for combat in France in the fall of 1944.Gen. George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership)


Gunner Corporal Carlton Chapman in his M4 Sherman tank near Nancy, France, Nov. 5, 1944. National Archives


General George Patton awards the Silver Star to Private Ernest A. Jenkins of the 761st Tank BattalionGen. George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership


Logan Nye, We Are The Mighty

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Though peoples of African ethnicity shouldn’t have been fighting then or now for the USA’s so profoundly White Supremacist Racist Power Elite’s armed forces should they Clyde, wasn’t the US Army’s Black Division in White on White World War II, like the Tuskegee Airmen literally the best of the best?

However don’t their exploits hightlight that they were a truly superb fighting force, who had previously been held in reserve as the USA’s generals were nervous of ordering Black men to slaughter whites, even though they happen to be German [for fear that they might get a taste for it], but this NAZI counter attack could have driven the Allies back to the Normandy beachhead, especially as the Germans were utilizing infiltration units in American uniforms to cause even more confusion.

General Patton withdrew what US forces he could verify and ordered the Black division to go into the Ardennes and slaughter everyone who wasn’t Black/USA uniform or not.

They initially refused to join in this particular battle unless they were led by their own Black officers [all their ranks above sargeant were white as the status quo were ultra nervous of creating Black regiments with their own Black officers/who might rebel etc], thus this battle literally gave birth to the US army’s African American officer corps, a fact which is STILL whitewashed out of history [a glaring omission from the specifics of the Battle of the Bulge], isn’t it?


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