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616th Field Artillery Battalion records

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS TMD180

Scope and Contents

Collection contains copied materials assembled into 11 binders by Charles Webb: Headquarters and Service Battery Scrapbook (1943-1945); Battery A Scrapbook (1943-1945); Battery B Scrapbook (1943-1945); Battery C Scrapbook (1943-1945); AT-2 Field Atillery School Instruction Manual (1943); FM 6-110, Field Artillery Field Manual, Pack Artillery (1940); 616th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) Unit History 15 June 1943 - 30 September 1945; 616th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) Unit Journal 24 Dec 1944 - 6 Oct 1945; 616th Field Artillery (Pack) Book 1 Unit Reports 29 Jan 1945 - 16 Mar 1945; 616th Field Battalion (Pack) Book 1 Unit Reports 16 Mar 1945 - 04 may 1945; The Mountain Artillery: the Mountain Howitzer (1943).

Dates

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Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The 616th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) was activated on July 15, 1943 at Camp Hale, Colo. as part of the new 10th Light Division (Alpine). The Battalion tained at Camp Hale, Colo. and Camp Swift, Tex. In January 1945, along with the Division's other artillery units, the 616th deployed to Italy, whre it primarily supported the 87th Infantry Regiment in combat operations. Although primarily trained on the 75mm Howitzer, once in Italy the Battalion also fought with the 105mm Howitzers. After the war, the 616th Field Artillery Battalion was transferred to the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Swift, Tex.

Extent

2 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles W. Webb,1998.

General

Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Title
Finding Aid for the 616th Field Artillery Battalion records,1940-1945[manuscript]
Author
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
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Denver CO 80204 United States