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727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

This battalion was formed on 26 Jan 44 at Ft. Ord, CA. Left USA on 16 Jun 44, arrived at Hollandia, DNG on 15 Jul 44. Part of attack landing forces for the following invasions: Oper KING TWO (Leyte) 20 Oct 44 supporting the 34th Inf & 19th Inf Rgmts, 24th Div, 127th Inf &128th Inf Rgmts., 32nd Div, 6th US Army until relieved on 15 Dec 44 (Company A); Oper LOVE III 30 Dec 44, Cpl Sorenson LVT part of resupply convoy; Oper MIKE ONE (Luzon) 9 Jan 45 supporting 20th Inf and 1st Inf Rgmts., 6th Div, 6th US Army until relieved 3 Feb 45 (Company B) and supporting Base'M', 6th US Army until relieved 15 Mar 45 (Company A); Oper MIKE SEVEN (Mariveles-Bataan) 15 Feb 45 supporting 151st Inf Rgmt, 38th Div, 6th US Army until relieved on 15 Mar 45 (3rd Platoon, Company A); and supporting the Australian Army in following: Oper OBOE ONE (Tarakan, N. Borneo) 1 May 45; Oper OBOE SIX (Brunei Bay, British N. Borneo, Labuan & Muara Islands) 10 June 45; and Oper OBOE TWO (Balikpapen, S. Borneo) 1 July 45.

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OBOE TWO (Balikpapan): Supported the 21st Aust Inf Brigade (Company A) 1
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OBOE SIX (Muara Island): Supported the 20th Aust Inf Brigade (Company A) 1
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OBOE SIX (Labuan): Supported the 24th Aust Inf Brigade (Company B) 1
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OBOE ONE (Tarakan): Supported the 26th Aust Inf Brigade 1
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Mariveles-Bataan: Supported the 151st Inf Regt, 6thDiv. 1
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MIKE ONE: Supported the 1st & 20th Inf Regt, 6thDiv. 1
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KING TWO (Leyte): Supported the 127th & 128th Inf Regt, 32nd Div. 1
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KING TWO (Leyte): Supported the 34th & 19th Inf Regt, 24th Div. 1

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