Activated at Camp White, Medford, OR, 20 Aug 42; the 240th FA BN manned a 155mm howitzer (LONG TOM); following training, departed NYPE, 22 Jun 44; arrived England, 26 Jun 44; entered France-ETO, 10 Aug 44; arrived NYPE, 2 Oct 45; inactivated at Camp Shanks, NJ, 3 Oct 45.
This was a non-divisional battalion. meaning that it was assigned to perform fire missions for other elements (Division, Corps, Army) on an as need-where needed basis.
It participated in the following campaigns:
25. Ardennes-Alsace(Battle of the Bulge),16Dec44/24Jan45 26. Central Europe22Mar45/11May45 32. Northern France,25July44/14Sep44 34. Rhineland,15Sep44/11May45.
These should be reflected on his Separation Papers, assuming that he was a participant in each campaign.
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45; Feucht,Germany.
Ifyou go to: , and track thru those units, you may identify all/some of the assignmentsto senior units.
Drop well down on the reference to the caption ATTACHMENTS, and scan for the 240th FA BN entries.
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