Louisville, Kentucky; Paducah, Kentucky; Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Southern Press; Turner Publishing Company; A & N Pictorial Publishers, 1946-2000.
Hardcover. 1. History of the 70th Tank Battalion: 5 June, 1940 to 22 May, 1946. Undated, but published circa 1947 in Louisville by Southern Press. 10 1/2" X 7 3/4". 169pp. This copy is signed by 87 WWII veterans of the 70th Tank Battalion to front free endpapers and front flyleaves, as well as by Lt. Col. Henry E. Davidson Jr. at his portrait. Bound in green leatherette over boards, with upper board lettered in blind and insignia stamped in blue, yelllow, black, and red to upper board. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are unmarked but for signatures, with 1950 newspaper clipping showing Santa greeting a soldier and his family. This history of the 70th Tank Battalion includes: a casualty list roster, rosters organized by company, a summary of awards and decorations, and a history of the unit and its service in Africa, Sicily, and Europe during WWII.
2. Strike Swiftly Korea, 1950-1953: 70th Heavy Tank Battalion. Published in 2000 in Paducah, Kentucky by Turner Publishing Company. 11 1/4" X 8 3/4". 160pp. Bound in glossy color pictorial paper over boards. Mild edgewear to binding and scattered puncturing and scratching to rear board, firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this overview of the 70th Heavy Tank Battalion, from the 70th's time at the Armored School at Fort Knox, Kentucky and their arrival in Korea in August, 1950, where the 70th was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and sent into combat, through their participation in the Korean War until 1953.
3. The Armored School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, School Troops, 1950 Yearbook with Ephemera. Published in 1950 in Baton Rouge by A & N Pictorial Publishers, with their order form laid in. 12 1/4" X 9 1/4". Unpaginated, about 60 pages. Bound in green cloth over boards, with upper board lettered in gilt and in blind, with tank in black and 70th Tank Batallion insignia in yellow, blue, red, and black. Moderate edgewear, scattered rubbing, and heavy soiling and toning to cloth, especially at rear board. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are unmarked. 9 1950s newspaper clippings, most mounted by tape to paper, laid in to rear, covering the 70th Heavy Tank Batallion in the Korean War and at home. This 1950 Yearbook of the School Troops at Fort Knox's Armored School is heavily illustrated throughout and includes individual photographs of officers and enlisted men. Good +. Item #13431