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616th Field Artillery Battalion Records

 Collection
Identifier: 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

  • 1943-1945

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The 616th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack) was activated on July 15, 1943 at Camp Hale, Colorado as part of the new 10th Light Division (Alpine). The Battalion tained at Camp Hale, Colorado and Camp Swift, Texas. 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, Texas.

Extent

2 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Charles W. Webb; Gift; 1998.

General

Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Title
616th Field Artillery Battalion Records
Author
Keli Schmid
Date
March 20, 2020
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

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