Re: Questions about Gun Battalions
Greetings, Connie Hutchings !
Yes, the Batteries would have gone over together, and unless detached to another unit, would have engaged in the samecombat operations
Stanton's "WW II ORDER of BATTLE" gives a little fill information, as follows:
125th AAA Gun Battalion (Mobile) arose from from
Separate CA BN AA-gun, at Camp Haan, CA, 24 May 43;
it was redesignated from CA to AAA, 28 June 43;
it departed Boston P/E, 1 Jul 44;
arrived England 8 Jul 44;
arrived France-ETO, 24 Sep 44.
arrived NY P/E, 25 Mar 46;
inactivated at Camp Kilmer, NJ, 27 Mar 46.
Rhineland, 15 Sep 44 / 11 May 45
Ground Combat , EAME Theater, thru 8 May 45
Ardennes-Alsace (Bulge), 16 Dec 44 / 24 Jan 45.
Location a war's end, 15 Aug 45:
I note that the QUEEN MARY transported 14,533 troops,sailing from NY P/E, 1 Jul 44, arriving Gourock, Scotland, 7 July 44.
Do you know if he was on QM?
I am sure that all of the above is redundant, since you probably have it in the unit's history you mention.
Go to GOOGLE, enter , which will bring up all of the Infantry Divisions.
Scan down each to ATTACHMENTS, look for AAA,andyou just may come across the 125th.
It is a little trouble, but could be well worth it.
Mind you, the unit could have had numerous such ATTACHMENTS, so you'll want to scan them all.
Do let me know how you make out. OK ?
Louie F. Turner.