Talk:745th Tank Battalion

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Coat of arms vs. Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

On 6 June 2014 (nice date to check the article--thanks!) Mwinqu2 deleted what I had improperly labelled the "coat of arms." Nice eye for detail. Mwinqu2 you are absolutely right it was "NOT" the coat of arms, but the distinctive unit insignia. However, in the future, rather than delete anonymously, please next time lets talk first. We could have moved it where it was supposed to be and correctly labelled it, which I have now done. It is most assuredly the correct DUI (I have a couple of real ones). For what it's worth, I also have a copy of that book (you will note it is extensively referenced) and am aware of the coat of arms depicted in it. From all research I have conducted into it, its design deviates significantly from the standards used by the US Army Institute of Heraldry and was thus never approved by the Institute. It thus remains an unofficial coat of arms and is therefore not included in the article. Bilhartz (talk) 04:09, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

1st Infantry Division infobox[edit]

I also deleted the 1st Infantry Division infobox that Dodgerblue777 added on 27 June 2014. It more appropriately belongs on the 1st Inf Div article page. For what it is worth the infobox is woefully short of detail. According to the Order of Battle of the United States Army World War II: European Theater of Operations: Divisions there are four (!) pages of attachments to the division over the course of the war in Europe. That does not include combat operations in North Africa or Sicily, nor any detachments of the 1st Inf Div organic units. That kind of detail would overwhelm the 745th article. Let's please stick to the subject of the article and not unnecessarily broaden the scope. Thanks. Bilhartz (talk) 04:09, 30 September 2014 (UTC)