Re: Info on 949th Battery C
Greetings, John Mitchell!
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My references do not provide much information on this unit.
The 949th FA BN was created from the former
2nd BN 182nd FA, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 8 Feb 43.
It trained on the truck-drawn 155mm howitzer;
departed NYPE, 22 Jun 44;
arrived England, 28 Jun 44;
arrived France-ETO, 5 Aug 44, where it switched to tractor-drawn 155s.
Ardennes-Alsace, 16 Dec 44/ 24 Jan 44
Central Europe, 22 Mar 45 / 11 May 45
Northern France, 25 Jul 44 14 Sept 44
Rhineland, 15 Sept 44 / 11 May 45.
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45:
Bad Liebensted, Germany.
Arrived NYPE, 30 Nov 45;
inactivated Camp Kilmer, NJ, 1 Dec 45.
Sorry, but I can't ID the ships involved in his tran-shipment, US/Europe/US, in the WW II Troop Ship Crossings listings.
The 949th was non-divisional, meaning that it was not assigned to a particular division, but was assigned/attached to various divisions on a where-needed-when-needed basis.
If you go to GOOGLE, enter
you will find the complete listing for all divisions.
Bring up each individually, then drop way down on the division to the caption ATTACHMENTS.
Here is where you may determine just what elements the 949th was attached to as the war progressed, and you can pick up on dates of his engagements.
Please feel free to get back to me on this if you like.
I hope this provides you with at least a little light on your subject.
Louie F. Turner