History of the 745th Tank Battalion

Col. Thomas B. Evans, First Commanding Officer

Col. Thomas B. Evans

First Commanding Officer

Col. Thomas B. Evans served as commanding officer of the 745th Tank Battalion from the time of its activation in August, 1942, to midway through the Louisiana maneuvers in May, 1943. Prior to being assigned to the 745th, Col. Evans, after graduating from West Point in June, 1933, served nearly two years at Fort McKinley in the Phillipine Islands, from July, 1936, to May, 1938, one year with the 70th Tank Battalion, and had completed five months' service with the 741st Tank Battalion.

On leaving the Battalion, Col. Evans was assigned to the Maintenance Division, Headquarters, Army Services Forces, where he served as Chief of Analysis Staff from May 1943, to March 1945. He was then assigned to the 102nd Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff until May 1945 when he assumed his present position with the Equipment Maintenance Branch, G-4 Section, Headquarters, Communication Zone, ETOUSA.

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