At the opening of the period covered herein, the Battalion was in an
area at Nordenstadt, Germany (435625), just East of the Mainz
over the Rhine River. At 0707, 1 April 1945, the unit
a 121 mile march to Neuenbrunslar (WH192870), closing at 0047, 2
April 1945. Firing positions were occupied
at this last named place and 95
rounds were fired
in support of the 80th Infantry Division.
At 1100, 3 April 1945,
(less Battery "C") Displaced to Rengershausen (19729680) closing
at 1223. 110 rounds were fired from here. Battery "C" remained at
At 1227, 4 April 1945,
the unit including
Battery "C", displaced to Kirch-Ditmold (192043). The last
closing at 2000 hours, 4 April 1945. 411 rounds were fired from here.
At -637, 6 April 1945 the
to and occupied positions at, Monchof (541908). Unit is now in
Support of 76 Infantry Division. 187 rounds were fired from the
At 1157, 9 April 1945,
displaced to Nagelstadt, (Kreis-Lancensalza) (083831). 124
rounds fired. Unit was detached from 5th Field Artillery Group
attached to 416 Field Artillery Group on this date.
At 1300, 11 April 1945, the
to an assembly area at Andisleben, Kries-Gotha (235807) closing
1540 hours. The following day at 1215 hours, the unit moved to
assembly area at Leutenthal, Kries-Weimar (550793), and again at
1300 hours 13 April 1945 the unit marched to an assembly area at
Kries-Osterfeld, (888840), closing at 1900 hours, 13 April 1945.
At 1300 hours, 15 April 1945 the
to Weissenborn, Kries-Weinbenfelt (985788) where an assembly area
At 0830, 16 A pril
1945, the Battalion
moved to Stein, Kries-Rochlitz, (560738), where the howitzers
emplaced in firing position. 168 rounds were fired into Chemnitz
from this position,
At 0400, 19 April
1945, the heavy
vehicles (M-4 tractors and Howitzers) commence a march South,
by the remainder of the Battalion at 0700. The unit closed into
assembly area at 2330 hours, 19 April 1945, at Watzendorf
after completing a 174 mile march. Mission of the organization is
now General Support
of XX Corps in ZA of 71st and 65th
On 21 April 1945, the unit
moved to Riegelstein
(W0658215) into an assembly, and on 22 April moved to another
area at Lieritzhofen (735986).
On 24 April 1945 the unit again
moved up to Hohenburg,
Kries-Hansburg (952851), into an assembly area.
At 0535, 25 April, the Battalion
Schonhofen, Kries-Bamburg (086538), closing at 1400 hours.
From this position, fire was placed on Regensburg thereby inducing that
city to surrender. The Battalion stayed at Schonhofen until 1400,
30 April 1945, when it marched across the Danube River,
Regensburg and went
into an assembly area at Pfatter,
Bez, Amt, Regensburg
(397509) where it was at the close of the period covered herein.