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Post by Timo » 29 May 2003 21:10

I was reading the memories of an American veteran and came across the "RO-platoon" from A Company, 391st Armored Field Artillery (3rd Armoured Division CCB).

What's an RO-platoon? Something with observation?

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Post by Starinov » 29 May 2003 21:48

RecOn?

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Post by Caldric » 29 May 2003 21:51

Radio Operations most likely. They were the middle man for fire support. Such complicated stuff back then needed whole teams to take fire support orders, assigned I believe to different elements on the frontline.

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Post by Caldric » 29 May 2003 21:56

Then again there was Recon Office

Charles R. Corbin
April 23, l988
On Dec.20, 1944 our R.O. (Reconnaissance Office) half-track, of which I was chief of section from A Battery, 391st. Armored Artillery 3rd. Armored Division. passed through Spa, Belgium, and then through a large gasoline storage area in a wooded area. We sat up a communication relay station because of radio reception and visibility was very poor.

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Post by Timo » 29 May 2003 23:19

Corbin's Reconnaissance Office. That's it! I had some email contact with him two years ago and totally missed that he have the answer to my question himself on his website.

BTW, anybody know's how he's doing?

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Post by Andy H » 29 May 2003 23:39

I know you've found your answer Timo but I had a note that RO stood for Regulating Officer within a Artillery Unit, but I've no Ref for this sorry.

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