HQ Co./Maneuvers

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HQ Co./Maneuvers - Port Clinton Tank Unit In Maneuvers FORT KNOX,...
Port Clinton Tank Unit In Maneuvers FORT KNOX, Ky. (Special) — Leaving here at 7 a. m. today with 90 vehicles and 400 men, the 192nd GHQ Tank Battalion of the armored force started on a three> day tactical road march to Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg, Ky., and return. In command of Company C, ail- most one-fourth of the strength of the battalion, will be Captain Robert Sorenson, of Port Clinton. Company C was formerly the 37th Tank Company, National Guard, located at Port Clinton. Most important phase of the march will be practice in loading loading and unloading and setting up administrative camps, in preparation preparation for the coming maneuvers in Louisiana. Side trips will be made to Harrington Lake and Hodgens- ville, site of Lincoln's birthplace memorial. The entire trip will cover 225 miles. About 6,700 gallons gallons of gasoline will be carried. The procession will be made up of approximately 20 tanks, 20 motorcycles, motorcycles, seven ^armored scout cars, five "jeeps' ,ir {large command and reconnaissance cars), 12 "peeps" (small 1-4-ton command and reconnaissance cars), 20 large 2 1-2-ton trucks, 5 1 1-2-ton trucks, and one ambulance. Characteristic of all organizations of the armored force, the 192nd Tank Battalion is a self-sustained unit. Five of the large trucks will be traveling kitchens, kitchens, others will be wheeled garages garages for necessary repairs to other vehicles, and many will carry bedding bedding rolls, special field equipment, equipment, and the extra drums of gasoline. gasoline. Because of the short distance distance involved, rations will be forwarded from here each day. Leaving here this morning, the troops proceeded through Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Springfield, and planned to arrive at Harrodsburg Harrodsburg about 2:30 p. m. They will set up an administrative camp on the fairgrounds there, leave early the next morning for their next bivouac area at Harrington Lake near Danville, Ky. The afternoon afternoon there will be devoted to swimming, boating, and fishing, and on the 18th they will return here via Lebanon, New Haven, and Hodgcnsville. A two-hour stop is planned at Hodgensville for a visit to the national shrine of Lincoln's birthplace. The personnel of the 192nd GHQ Tank Battalion are from former former National Guard tank companies companies of Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 14 Jun 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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