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333rd Artillery Battalion (United States)

333rd Artillery Battalion (United States)

by Eldon A. Mainyu
     
 
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was an African-American unit of the then racially segregated United States Army during World War II. The battalion landed at Normandy at the beginning of July 1944 and saw continuous combat as corps

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was an African-American unit of the then racially segregated United States Army during World War II. The battalion landed at Normandy at the beginning of July 1944 and saw continuous combat as corps artillery throughout the summer. Beginning in October 1944 it was located in Schoenberg, Belgium as part of the U.S. VIII Corps Artillery. Partially overrun by the Germans on 17 December 1944, the remnants of the 333rd FA Battalion were withdrawn to the west, where the men fought in the Siege of Bastogne. Service and C Batteries suffered heavy casualties, and eleven men of the 333rd were massacred near the Belgian hamlet of Wereth. After the war, the battalion was inactivated and reactivated during various Army reorganizations. Organized as the 333rd Field Artillery (FA) Regiment on 5 August 1917 and subordinated to the 161st Field Artillery Brigade, 86th Infantry Division. The regiment subsequently served in France during World War I, but did not see combat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9786137320778
Publisher:
Aud Publishing
Publication date:
10/07/2011
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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