11th Airborne Division Artillery

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11th Airborne Division Artillery
Active 1943–58, 1963–65
Country United States United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Type Field artillery
Role Division artillery
Size Brigade
Equipment M1 75mm pack howitzer ; M3 105mm howitzer
Engagements World War II

The 11th Airborne Division Artillery is an inactive field artillery unit of the United States Army. The unit served with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, in Germany and the United States during the early Cold War before inactivating in 1958. Reactivated from 1963-65, the unit tested the air mobility concepts at Fort Benning, Georgia, before inactivating again.

History[edit]

Lineage & honors[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 27 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Airborne Division Artillery
  • Activated 25 February 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany
  • Redesignated 17 July 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Air Assault Division Artillery.
  • Activated 18 July 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Inactivated 1 July 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Redesignated 24 January 1972 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Airborne Division Artillery[2]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

  • World War II: New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon (with arrowhead)[2]

Decorations[edit]

  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Stream embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945 (11th Airborne Division cited; DA GO 47, 1950)[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Army, "11th Airborne Division" (1944). World War Regimental Histories. Book 114. Web. Accessed 15 November 2015. <http://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/ww_reg_his/114>
  2. ^ a b c McKenney, Janice E. (2010). "Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Airborne Division Artillery". Field Artillery Part 1. Army Lineage Series, CMH Publicataion 60-11-1. United States Army Center of Military History. pp.67. Web. Accessed 12 November 2015. <http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/060/60-11_pt1/CMH_Pub_60-11_pt1.pdf>.

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