M24 Chaffee - G200 Series of Vehicles

The following is a list of known units to have M24 Chaffee tanks assigned to them. All are WWII units unless specified otherwise.

1. - WWII
  • 2nd Cavalry F Company     (3rd Armored )
  • 16th Tank, D Company     ( 16th Armored )
  • 25th Cavalry   (4th Armored)
  • 36th Tank Battalion D Company     ( 8th Armored )
  • 42nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron      ( 3rd Armored )
  • 81st Cavalry Reconnaissance   (1st Armored)
  • 82nd Reconnaissance, ? ?     ( ? )
  • 88th Reconnaissance, F Company     ( 8th Armored )
  • 102nd Cavalry, F company     ( 1st Armored )
  • 113th Cavalry Reconnaissance   (7th Armored)
  • 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance   (7th Armored)
  • 740th Company D   -   2 Received 12-20-1944
  • 743rd Tank Battalion D Company     ( 7th Armored )
  • 744th Light Tank Battalion  -   18 Received 12-24-1944
  • 752nd Light Tank Battalion   -   Italy
  • 759th Light Tank Battalion, C Company

  • United Stated Marine Corps Received 10 M24s For Evaluation

2. - 1946 to Decommission
  • ​115th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) Wyoming National Guard

The following is a list of known units to have M19 Dual 40mm GMC (Gun Motor Carriages ) assigned to them.

    1. - WWII to 1949

  • Data not available

    2. - 1949 to decomision

  • 3rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division
  • 15th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 7th Infantry Division
  • 21st Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
  • 26th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
  • 29th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division
  • 82nd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
  • 140th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 40th Infantry Division
  • 145th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 45th Infantry Division

The following is a list of known units to have M37 105mm HMC (Howitzer Motor Carriages) assigned to them.

The following is a list of know units to have M41 155mm HMC (Howitzer Motor Carriages) assigned to them.

          92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion 

          96th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

          999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (Colored)

Pacific Theater of operations:

No know photos or references show that any of the M24 series was used in the Pacific. This being said there is reference to them in the following report.

"Action Report - RYUKYUS Campaign - Chapter 11 - Staff Section Reports - Section XIV - Ordnance" Period 20 April to 30 June 1945

(5) As a result for the need for greater fire power against enemy entrenchment and fortifications, action was initiated to furnish Tenth Army Units with new equipment. Light tanks, M24 (75mm Gun) were requested shipped to replace light tanks, M5A1 (37mm Gun).................

(6)......... Additional quantities have now been requested as the result of successful tests. As new items of equipment, carriages motor twin 40mm, M19 have been requested shipped to replace  carriages motor, multiple guns, M15A1 and carriages motor, 105mm How. M37 have been requested to replace carriages motor, 105mm How, M7. As a result of experience on this operation, study of new items of equipment is being continued and as they become available, consideration will be given to their use in replacing older types of equipment where necessary.

Depending on how you interpret this document, it almost sounds like they "tested" them in theater and have requested more. But again there is no know use in the Pacific during WWII

Ryukyus Campaign (26 Mar 45 - 2 Jul 45) in the Pacific TheaterThe invasion of the Ryukyus was made by troops of the U.S. Tenth Army, which had been activated on 20 June 1944 with Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, Jr., as commanding general. The Ryukyus campaign began on 26 March 1945 with the capture of small islands near Okinawa, where forward naval bases were established. An amphibious assault on Okinawa took place on 1 April, and the fighting lasted until June. Here, for the first time, Americans were invading what the Japanese defenders considered their home soil, and the defense was fanatic in the extreme. American troops suffered heavy casualties, and the Navy, too, had heavy personnel losses as Japanese suicide flyers, the Kamikazes, sank some 25 American ships and damaged 165 others in a desperate attempt to save the Ryukyus. Among the nearly 35,000 American casualties were General Buckner, who was killed on 18 June. He was succeeded by Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger, who was in turn succeeded by General Joseph W. Stilwell, who arrived to assume command of the Tenth Army on 22 June 1945.Capture of the Ryukyus gave Allied naval and air forces excellent bases within 700 miles of Japan proper. Throughout June and July, Japan was subjected to increasingly intensive air attack and even to naval bombardment.

​759th Light Tank

The 759th Light Tank served in Iceland in 1942, before moving to the U.K. in August 1943. The 759th Light Tank Battalion saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland, and in Central Europe. The battalion ended the war in Aschersleben.

When the M24 Chaffee light tank was sent to Europe in December 1944, it was initially issued to the 759th Light Tank Battalion.