The battalion was constituted 18 September 1943 in the Army of the United States and activated 6 November 1943 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Equipped with towed 8" howitzers. Overseas December 1944. Equipped, trained and staged in England for two months prior to landing in France in February 1945. Two campaign credits: Rhineland & Central Europe. No decorations. Returned to the United States February 1946; inactivated 22 February 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Alotted to the Army Reserve and assigned to Second Army November 1946. Active in the Army Reserve, various locations in Virginia from November 1946 to June 1959. For more info try Center of Military History. You'll find an address on the web.