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 736th Field Artillery Battalion WWII History & Reunions Web Page

 Roster Lists, History INDEX & After Action Reports  Courtesy of Ken Roll
Also Picture Collections of These Veteran's
M-4 Prime Mover towing 8 in Howitzer Seventeen ton M-4 Prime Mover with a fifteen ton Howitzer in tow and gun crew aboard.  This combined unit was capable of speeds of 35 miles per hour on the highway.

Enjoy reading these official documents. ………They chronicle the movements of the 736th from 7 August 1944…….the day it landed on Utah Beach at Normandie, France…….until 16 May 1945, although they received word that the enemy had surrendered unconditionally, effective 0001 9 May 1945. A GLORIUS DAY INDEED ! 
  Roster lists 

A    Able  Battery Roster
B    Baker  Battery Roster
C    Charlie Battery Roster
HQ  Headquarters Battery
SV   Service Battery
Battery Unknown 

History of the 736th  (Updated by Ken Roll - Many photos)

History Page 1   Beginning in Ft. Ord, California     25 June 1943
History Page 2    The Takeoff           10 June 1944 (Ft. Ord Railway station)
History Page 3    Chronology            7 Aug 1944 to  30 Aug 1944 (Photos)
History Page 4    Chronology con't.   1 Sept 1944 to 4 Sept 1944 Verdun
History Page 5    Chronology con't.   5 Sept 1944 to 11 Oct 1944  France
History Page 6    Chronology con't.   15 Oct 1844 to 11 Feb 1945   Luxembourg
History Page 7    Chronology con't.   12 Feb 1945 to 27 March 1945  Germany
History Page 8    Chronology con't.    29 March to 9 May 1945   VE DAY

After Action Reports

                                         Updated April 12, 2009
September 3, 1944       records movements of the Battalion during month of  AUGUST 1944
October 1, 1944     records movements of the Battalion during month of  SEPTEMBER 1944
November 1, 1944     records movements of the Battalion during month of  OCTOBER 1944
December 1, 1944  records movements of the Battalion during month of  NOVEMBER 1944
January 1, 1945       records movements of the Battalion during month of  DECEMBER 1944
February 1, 1945        records movements of the Battalion during month of  JANUARY 1945 
March 1, 1945          records movements of the Battalion during month of  FEBRUARY 1945
April 1, 1945                  records movements of the Battalion during month of  MARCH  1945
May 1, 1945                       records movements of the Battalion during month of APRIL 1945
May 16, 1945                           records movements of the Battalion first half of MAY     1945


Comments and Reports of 736th Members or Friends

Eyebolt Story   written by LaDrue Dorton  Sgt Major


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