62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion

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62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
Active 1942–1945
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Field artillery
Engagements

World War II

The 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion was formed in 1942 at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 62nd served in the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, and Europe. They received a unit citation for their activities on D-Day at Omaha Beach. Elements of the unit were transported ashore by USS LCT-209. On 17 December 1944 the 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion destroyed a column of roughly 40 German tanks and support vehicles at the Battle of Elsenborn Ridge.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDonald, Charles B. (1985), A Time for Trumpets, The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge, William Morrow and Company, Inc., ISBN 0-688-03923-5


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References[edit]

  • MacDonald, Charles B. (1985), A Time for Trumpets, The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge, William Morrow and Company, Inc., ISBN 0-688-03923-5