87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
7th Armored Division
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UNITS OF THE 87th CAVALRY RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (MECHANIZED):

The 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron was created on 20 September 1943 from the 87th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, augmented with a new Troop D (the Reconnaissance Company of the former 31st Armored Regiment) and Troop E (the Reconnaissance Company of the former 40th Armored Regiment, which became an assualt gun troop of four platoons, one to support each of the four recon troops). [Thanks to Gen. William Knowlton for this and much more information contained on this page.]

Note that the text for all of the 87th Recon After Action Reports can be viewed by clicking here.


  • Medical Detachment (Med/87)

  • Troop Unknown

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    SQUADRON-LEVEL OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE 87th CAVALRY RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (MECHANIZED)

    Note that the text for all of the 87th Recon After Action Reports can be viewed by clicking here.

    Commanding officers (CO's) of the Squadron were:

  • Post-Combat Executive officers of the Squadron were:
    S-1 officers (personnel, Adjutant) and staff of the Squadron were:
    S-2 officers (intelligence) and staff of the Squadron were:
    S-3 officers (operations) and staff of the Squadron were:
  • S-3 Half-Track Driver [source: Michael Furlich] S-4 officers (supply) and staff of the Squadron were:
    Communications Officers and Staff of the Squadron were:
    Squadron Surgeons were:
    Motor Officer:
    Officers and Enlisted Men with unknown role in Squadron Headquarters
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    BOOKS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE 87th CAVALRY RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (MECHANIZED):
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