17th Airborne Division Artillery

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17th Airborne Division Artillery
Active 1942–46
1948–49
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type USA - Army Field Artillery Insignia.svgField artillery
Role Division artillery
Size Brigade
Part of 17th Airborne Division
Equipment M1 75mm pack howitzer, M3 105mm howitzer
Commanders
Commander Joseph V. Phelps, 1942–46

The 17th Airborne Division Artillery is an inactive field artillery unit of the United States Army, active from 1942–1946 and from 1948–1949. The unit served with the 17th Airborne Division in World War II, and saw action in Belgium and Germany, including participating in Operation Varsity. The unit was reactivated again from 1948–1949, but was not deployed.

History[edit]

Lineage & honors[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 16 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 17th Airborne Division Artillery.
  • Activated 15 April 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
  • Inactivated 14 September 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts.
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army. Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Pickett, Virginia.
  • Inactivated 10 June 1949 at Camp Pickett, Virginia.

Unofficial; estimated from the lineage of the 17th Airborne Division, posted by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum at <http://www.asomf.org/rollcall/unithistories/ABNDivisions/17th_ABNDiv.htm>.

Campaign participation credit[edit]

  • World War II: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe (with arrowhead)

Unofficial; estimated from the lineage of the 17th Airborne Division, posted by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum at <http://www.asomf.org/rollcall/unithistories/ABNDivisions/17th_ABNDiv.htm>.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Army, "17th Airborne Division" (1944). World War Regimental Histories. Book 103. <http://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/ww_reg_his/103>.

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