the morning of 8 September, in general support of Division, the
Battalion moved to position northeast of Rummen, Belgium, On 9 September
the Battalion, remaining in same position, reverted to direct support
of Division Reserve with the mission to protect the rear of the
Division from possible attack or break-through by elements of Germans.
On the morning of 12 September the Battalion moved to Rossmeer Belgium,
to create a feint to distract the enemy's attention from an attack
to be made by Command Company "A" across the Albert Canal, north
of Hasselt Belgium. Later in the day the mission was changed to
direct support of Command Company "A", and the Battalion moved to
the vicinity of Eyck, Belgium. The Battalion remained in this position,
firing missions as called for by the observers and higher headguarters.
On 15 September, under control of Division Artillery, the Battalion
moved back to the vicinity of Rosmeer, Belgium, and crossed the
Albert Canal in the vicinity of Cannes, Belgium, passing through
Maastricht Holland, crossing the Meuse River and west into position
on the outskirts of Nasstricht, Holland at Scharn, Holland. The
afternoon of 17 September the Battalion, continuing in support of
Task Force #1 CC "B," moved into position at St. Qorlach, Holland,
While in this position the Battalion fired missions called for by
observers and higher headguarters. The morning of 18 September the
Battalion continued in support of Task Force #1 CC "B," moved and
went into position at Gnesel, Holland.
The Battalion fired its first round on German soil from this position.
The morning of 19 September the Battalion, in direct support of
the 57th Armored Regiment and 41st Armored Infantry, moved to the
vicinity of Bingelrade, Holland, firing on targets called for by
On 30 September the Battalion crossed into Germany and went into
position one mile northwest of Grotenrath, Germany, with the mission
to fire on anti-Aircraft-Gun positions during the break- through
of the Siegfried Line and reinforce fires of the 30th Infantry Division.
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