NYC Honorary Street Names

761st Tank

761st Tank Battalion Avenue (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the north corner of Tuskegee Airmen Way and 156th Street
Honoree: The 761st Tank Battalion, later known as the Black Panther Tank Battalion, was deployed to Europe in October 1944 and assigned to Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army. They spearheaded a number of Patton's moves into enemy territory. Forcing a gap in the Siegfried Line, they allowing Patton's 4th Armored Division to pour through into Germany. They fought in France, Belgium, and Germany, and were among the first American forces to link up with the Soviet Army at the River Steyr in Austria. (Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]

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