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Old 01-10-2018, 05:58 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

could you please give me infos or links that could help me figure out what was the european path of this unit during WW2 ?

Thank you very much. Obviously they liberated some camps too.
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Little up please
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I don't have a unit history book, and I have googled your unit for history or AARs (spelling out the unit completely). There is apparently nothing that specifically fits your request. There are links to soldier's stories, and other odds and ends that you may want to look at and you can take notes and perhaps create what you are looking for. Depends on how much work you want to put into this.

You may have to contact NARA, which charges for copies of docs. If you want to go that route, please send a PM to me for info.
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Hello

Thx a lot for the help. I pm you.
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You might try submitting an inquiry to the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
In my experience the reference librarians at the Center have always been very helpful.

https://history.army.mil/inquiries/index.html
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You can also see if there is a DUI for the unit on The Institute of Heraldry website, but I kind of doubt it. This battalion is probably one of hundreds that were raised during the war and disbanded soon after.

I have not been able to get on the Institute of Heraldry website for several days now, but I don't know why.

I looked up the unit in Stanton's "World War II Order of Battle" and this is the only information there:

770th Field Artillery Battalion (4.5-inch gun Trac-D) Formed 1 April 43 Camp Bowie, Texas. Inactivated 2 March 1946 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
Departed New York Port of Embarkation 2 July 1944, arrived England 12 July 1944. Arrived France-ETO 25 August 1944. Campaign credits: Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland. Arrived New York Port of Entry on 1 March 1946. In August 1945 they were located in Munich, Germany.

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770th FAB in WW2 ???
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770th Field Artillery Battalion (4.5-inch gun Trac-D)
... Campaign credits: Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe,
Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland. ... In August 1945
they were located in Munich, Germany...
Also noted online ... from the US official history of the Bulge -
"An attempt to give greater weight to the artillery in the St.
Vith-Vielsalm area failed when the 4.5-inch guns of the 770th
Field Artillery Battalion were cut off at Samree en route from
La Roche.
" And "
attachments to the 101st Airborne during the
Bulge fighting contains 2 field artillery battalions specified as
armed with 4.5" guns - one of them the same as the preceeding,
the 770th.
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Nice ! Thank you guys this helps for sure.

I also found this http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/sto...2001001.10425/

He s giving an interview about his path during war. It seems it s connected with Merkers mines...

It will go with the amazing photo album i m going to receive.
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Wow !!!
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Nice ! Thank you guys this helps for sure.
I also found this http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/sto...2001001.10425/
He s giving an interview about his path during war. It
seems it s connected with Merkers mines...
It will go with the amazing photo album i m going to receive.
Wow, 41 typed pages of WW2 770th FAB history.
Nice online find. If your photo album has any
unit flag or guidon views please do post them.
OFW

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Thank you yes !

i asked NARA more infos thx totredhed2.

I will post photos this week yes
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Now i know NARA prices i won't ask them anything anymore

here are a couple of shots from this amazing album.

A JU 88 i think.
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