327th Signal Battalion (United States)

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327th Signal Battalion
327th Signal Battalion Insignia
Country United States
Branch Signal Corps
Role Signal
Motto Speed and Accuracy
Mascot Blackhawks

The 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne) provided worldwide rapidly deployable signal support for the Joint Task Force Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corp and designated Major Subordinate Commands in times of peace and war. The unit was officially activated on June 30, 1952. It was deactivated in April 2007.


Here is an abbreviated history of the 327th Signal Battalion as gathered from various sources: The unit was constituted on 26 May 1952 in the Organized Reserve Corps as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 327th Signal Support Battalion
It was officially activated 30 June 1952 at Tampa, Florida
(Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
The unit was reorganized and redesignated 15 September 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 327th Signal Battalion
Inactivated 7 July 1959 at Tampa, Florida
Withdrawn 18 April 1967 from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army
Activated 1 August 1967 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 327th Signal Battalion; concurrently, the 416th Signal Company (see ANNEX 1) and the 221st Signal Company (see ANNEX 2)
reorganized and redesignated, respectively, as Company A and Company B, 327th Signal Battalion

Constituted 29 August 1940 in the Regular Army as the 316th Signal Aviation Company
Activated 20 September 1940 at Mitchel Field, New York
Redesignated 5 March 1941 as the 316th Signal Company, Air Wing
Redesignated 24 October 1941 as the 416th Signal Company, Aviation
Inactivated 16 October 1945 in Italy
Redesignated 15 December 1954 as the 416th Signal Aviation Company
Activated 7 February 1955 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Reorganized and redesignated 26 May 1961 as the 416th Signal Company
Inactivated 2 February 1963 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Activated 18 August 1965 at Fort Lee, Virginia

Constituted 3 November 1941 in the Regular Army as the 221st Signal Depot Company
Activated 14 August 1943 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Inactivated 20 June 1948 in Germany
Redesignated 8 January 1952 as the 221st Signal Base Depot Company
Activated 22 January 1952 at Atlanta, Georgia
Reorganized and redesignated 4 October 1954 as the 221st Signal Company
Inactivated 1 September 1965 at Sacramento, California
Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Inactivated 1 July 1974 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Activated 16 September 1979 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "327th Signal Battalion - Lineage and Honors Information as of 31 October 1996" (retrieved on 2012-05-14).