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991st Field Artillery Battalion
United States Army
Strength
Battalion
Type
Artillery
Years
1942 - 1959

Members Who Served in 991st Field Artillery Battalion

Earley, Theodore (Teddy), SGT
Status
ARNG Veteran
Service Years
2007 - 2100
MOS
13B20-Cannon Crewmember
Primary Unit
B Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment
Home State
New York
Home Town
Not Specified

991st Field Artillery Battalion Description

 While the 991st was Active, it was one of a few ARTY Bn's in World War Two to use GFP's. The Battalion had 155mm (SP) Tracked Howizters. Ammunition was exceedingly scarce at that time and the battalion conducted an experiment for First Army which enabled captured German ammunition to be fired. Tests fired by Batteries A and B proved that 15.5 cm German ammunition could be fired safely and subsequently the battalion was issued large amounts of it. It was the first time during the war that captured ammunition was fired out of American guns (OCT 1944).

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