1st Special Service Forces- Helena MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
N 46° 35.963 W 112° 01.775
12T E 421142 N 5161161
Quick Description: WWII Unit activated out of Fort Harrison, MT 1942
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 6:58:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C1C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:
Also referred to as the "Devil's Brigade", The 1st Special Service Force was activated on Activated 9 July 1942 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana, as a joint Canadian-U.S. force of three small regiments and a service battalion. Following its initial training period in Montana, the 1st SSF relocated to Camp Bradford, Vermont, on April 15, 1943, and to Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, on May 23, 1943. On July 4, 1943, it arrived at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation, and on July 10 sailed for the Aleutian Islands. On August 15, 1943, 1st SSF was part of the invasion force of the island of Kiska, but after the island was found evacuated, it re-embarked and returned to Fort Ethan Allen, arriving September 9.
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