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Gun crew Wehrmacht 37-mm-PaK (1939)
1 2 Cannoneers (fuse, ammunition a. charge)
2 Gunner (team leader)
3 Gun pointer (dep. gunner)
4 Loader

Cannoneer is a term for an artilleryman, first recorded in the 16th century. Current titles for a soldier in the United States Army is a 13B (thirteen bravo) M.O.S. (military occupational specialty code), a "cannon crewmember," or shortened to "cannoneer." These "artillery-men" support infantry units in training and in battlefield are an integral part of combat operations ranging from urban to jungle terrains. An artillery Private is known as a Kanonier in German and Polish, a Kanonnier in Dutch, and a Канонир in Russian; today, these would likely be rendered in English as "cannon." Artillery was originated for use against ground targets—against infantry, cavalry, armor, and other artillery. It can be used in a direct or indirect manner depending on circumstances. It can also be utilized in airborne and air assault missions.