Field Cap – 1943 – 1946

Field cap issued to Sergeant Leonard A. Walencewicz 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized) - January - December 1943 2nd Cavalry Group (Mechanized) - 1943- 1946 USA 3rd Army World War II - WWII    

Vito's Story

LETTER FROM SERGEANT VITO SPADAFINO, TROOP A, 42ND SQUADRON, 2ND CAVALRY REGIMENT I'm a WW2 veteran formerly with the 2nd Cavalry Recon and Mechanized unit of the 3rd Army in the European Theater. My unit was responsible for re-capturing the [Lipizzan] Stallions and numerous other horses prior to the end of hostilities somewhere [Hostau] in …

Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E), 2d and 42d Cavalry Reconnaissance Battalions

Len Dyer, former curator at the 2d Cavalry's Reed Museum, provided the following information: 2d Cavalry Group (Mechanized) operated under the Sept 1943 Table of Organization T/O 2-25 for the 2d & 42d Cavalry Reconnaissance Battalions. There were 44 officers, 3 warrant officers & 949 enlisted per battalion. Within the battalions there were 7 companies …

Reactivation

From: SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY - A HISTORY Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry Click photos to enlarge The War Department reached the decision on December 18, 1942 to reactivate two regiments of cavalry, the Second and Twenty-Ninth, as mechanized …