US 18th Field Artillery Battalion Fighting An Infantry Action - Belgian, September 1944

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Richard Stone
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US 18th Field Artillery Battalion Fighting An Infantry Action - Belgian, September 1944

Post by Richard Stone » 16 Feb 2023 18:12

The attached article discusses how the US Army 18th Field Artillery Battalion fought an infantry action to stem a Wehrmacht counterattack upon crossing into Belgian.

The article was printed in the May 1945 edition of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’.

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Re: US 18th Field Artillery Battalion Fighting An Infantry Action - Belgian, September 1944

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 16 Feb 2023 19:57

Properly led or trained artillery batteries can be dangerous formations to attack. The cannon crews are drilled to go into action quickly, they usually have a fair number of automatic weapons in hand, and the vehicles make good emergency cover. God help you if they get the cannon in action.

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Re: US 18th Field Artillery Battalion Fighting An Infantry Action - Belgian, September 1944

Post by LAstryAGAIN » 14 Mar 2023 21:08

the 18th was later decorated for action Sept 2-3 1944 at Mons France

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