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Field Artillery in the European Theater
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The 1950s (Prior to CARS redesignations)
 

8" Howitzer, Towed Artillery
 

8" Howitzer, Self-propelled Artillery
 
(Source: US ARMY STATION LISTS from the 1950s: Jan 1952, Jun 1952, Aug 1953, Aug 1954, Aug 1955, Aug 1956, Aug 1957 )
Division artillery --- Op Gyroscope --- Released from Active duty --- CARS Redesignations --- Other (activated; inactivated; redesignated, etc.)
 
SEVENTH ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALIONS IN GERMANY (1951 - 1958)
 

UNIT DESIGNATION

DUTY STATION TYPE ASSIGNED TO IN THEATER

UNIT DESIGNATION

COMMENTS
3rd AFA Bn Sandhofen 105mm How, SP 2nd Armd Div 1951 - 1957 3rd AFA Bn returned to US (Dec 1957)
5th FA Bn Kitzingen 155mm How, Towed (1) 1st Inf Div 1945 - 1955 5th FA Bn returned to US (Oct 1955)
7th FA Bn Schwabach 105mm How, Towed (1) 1st Inf Div 1945 - 1955? 7th FA Bn returned to US (1955)? not listed in Aug 55 SL
14th AFA Bn Mainz 105mm How, SP 2nd Armd Div 1951 - 1957 14th AFA Bn moved to Baumholder (Jan 1955); returned to US (Dec 1957)
16th AFA Bn Baumholder 155mm How, SP 2nd Armd Div 1951 - 1957 16th AFA Bn returned to US (Dec 1957)
  18th FA Bn Babenhausen 155mm Gun, SP 36GP 1951 - 1956 18th FA Bn returned to US (Jul 1956)
19th FA Bn Augsburg 105mm How, Towed 5th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 19th FA Bn replaced 963rd FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Feb 1956)
20th FA Bn Hanau 155mm How, Towed (1) 4th Inf Div 1951 - 1956 20th FA Bn returned to US (Jun 1956)
21st FA Bn Augsburg 155mm How, Towed 5th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 21st FA Bn replaced 103rd FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Feb 1956)
25th FA Bn Bamberg 105mm How, Towed 10th Inf Div 1955 - 1957 25th FA Bn returned to US (Apr 1958)
26th FA Bn Nürnberg 105mm How, Towed 9th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 26th FA Bn replaced 192nd FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Sep 1956)
28th FA Bn Schwäb. Gmünd 155mm How, Towed 8th Inf Div 1956 - 1957 28th FA Bn moved to Baumholder (Dec 1957); CARS: 1st Bn (Rkt/How), 28th Arty
29th FA Bn Friedberg 105mm How, Towed (1) 4th Inf Div 1951 - 1956 29th FA Bn moved to Frankfurt (1954)? returned to US (Jun 1956)
  30th FA Bn Erlangen 155mm How, Towed   1951 - 1956 30th FA Bn returned to US (Nov 1956); replaced by 720th FA Bn?
32nd FA Bn Aschaffenburg 105mm How, Towed (1) 1st Inf Div 1945 - 1955 32nd FA Bn returned to US (Nov 1955)
33rd FA Bn Bamberg 105mm How, Towed (1) 1st Inf Div 1945 - 1955 33rd FA Bn returned to US (Nov 1955)
34th FA Bn Göppingen 155mm How, Towed 9th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 34th FA Bn replaced 108th FA Bn (May 1954); ; returned to US (Sep 1956)
35th FA Bn Würzburg 105mm How, Towed 10th Inf Div 1955 - 1957 35th FA Bn returned to US (Apr 1958)
  36th FA Bn Schwäb. Hall 8" How, Towed 18GP 1958 36th FA Bn replaced 291st FA Bn (Feb 1958); CARS: 1st How Bn, 36th Arty
40th FA Bn Aschaffenburg 105mm How, Towed 10th Inf Div 1955 - 1957 40th FA Bn returned to US (Apr 1958)
42nd FA Bn Gelnhausen 105mm How, Towed (1) 4th Inf Div 1951 - 1956 42nd FA Bn moved to Frankfurt (1953?); returned to US (Jun 1956)
43rd FA Bn Neu Ulm 105mm How, Towed 8th Inf Div 1956 - 1957 43rd FA Bn CARS: 1st How Bn, 2nd Arty
44th FA Bn Grafenwoehr 105mm How, Towed (1) 4th Inf Div 1951 - 1956 44th FA Bn moved to Kirch Göns (1953?); returned to US (Jun 1956)
45th FA Bn Neckarsulm 105mm How, Towed 8th Inf Div 1956 - 1957 45th FA Bn CARS:
46th FA Bn Augsburg 105mm How, Towed 5th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 46th FA Bn replaced 109th FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Feb 1956)
50th FA Bn Munich 105mm How, Towed 5th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 50th FA Bn replaced 206th FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Feb 1956)
54th AFA Bn Frankfurt 105mm How 3rd Armd Div 1956 - 1957 54th AFA Bn CARS: 2nd How Bn, 3rd Arty
  55th FA Bn Hanau 8" How, Towed 30GP - 1958 55th FA Bn CARS: 2nd How Bn, 75th Arty
56th FA Bn Schwabach 105mm How, Towed 8th Inf Div 1956 - 1958 56th FA Bn CARS:
  59th FA Bn Pirmasens 280mm Gun 42GP 1954 - 1957 59th FA Bn arr Apr 1954; returned to US (Mar 1957)
60th FA Bn Heilbronn 105mm How, Towed 9th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 60th FA Bn replaced 229th FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Sep 1956)
65th AFA Bn Frankfurt 105mm How 3rd Armd Div 1956 - 1957 65th AFA Bn CARS: 2nd How Bn, 6th Arty
67th AFA Bn Frankfurt 105mm How 3rd Armd Div 1956 - 1957 67th AFA Bn CARS: 2nd How Bn, 27th Arty
  70th AFA Bn Nürnberg 105mm How, SP 7732GP; 18GP 1951 - 1955 70th AFA Bn reorg as AFA Bn (1954?); moved to Ansbach (1954?); inact (Apr 1955)
  70th FA Bn Göppingen 155mm Gun, SP 18GP 1955 - 1956 70th FA Bn redes from former 979th FA Bn (Apr 1955)
  74th AFA Bn Landshut 105mm How, SP 7732GP; 18GP 1951 - 1955 74th AFA Bn 51, 52, 53, (Regensburg) 54; inact (Mar 1955)
  74th FA Bn Crailsheim 155mm How, Towed 18GP; 35GP 1955 - 1957 74th FA Bn redes from former 690th FA Bn (Mar 1955); inact (Dec 1957)
78th AFA Bn Wackernheim 105mm How, SP 2nd Armd Div 1951 - 1957 78th AFA Bn returned to US (Dec 1957)
84th FA Bn Neu Ulm 105mm How, Towed 9th Inf Div 1954 - 1956 84th FA Bn replaced 107th FA Bn (May 1954); returned to US (Sep 1956)
85th FA Bn Würzburg 155mm How, Towed 10th Inf Div 1955 - 1958 85th FA Bn returned to US (Apr 1958)
89th Abn FA Bn Augsburg 105mm How, Towed 11th Abn Div 1955 - 1958 89th Abn FA Bn inactivated (Jul 1958)
  97th FA Bn Wertheim (b) 155mm How, Towed 72GP 1956 - 97th FA Bn replaced 254th FA Bn (Apr 1956); inactivated (Jun 1957)
103rd FA Bn Augsburg 155mm How, Towed (1) 43rd Inf Div 1951 - 1954 103rd FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 21st FA Bn (May 1954)
107th FA Bn Neu Ulm 105mm How, Towed (1) 28th Inf Div 1951 - 1954 107th FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 84th FA Bn (May 1954)
108th FA Bn Göppingen 155mm How, Towed (1) 28th Inf Div 1951 - 1954 108th FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 34th FA Bn (May 1954)
109th FA Bn Dillingen 105mm How, Towed (1) 28th Inf Div 1951 - 1954 109th FA Bn transferred to 28th Inf Div; inactivated; replaced by 46th FA Bn (May 1954)
192nd FA Bn Bad Tölz 105mm How, Towed (1) 43rd Inf Div 1951 - 1954 192nd FA Bn moved to Schwabach (1953); transferred to 43rd Inf Div; inactivated; replaced by 26th FA Bn (May 1954)
  194th FA Bn Wertheim (b) 155mm How, Towed (1) 142GP 1951 - 1955 194th FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 254th FA Bn (Jan 1955)
  201st AFA Bn Dachau 155mm How, SP 35GP 1951 - 201st AFA Bn 51, 52, 53, (Munich) 54
206th FA Bn Munich 105mm How, Towed (1) 43rd Inf Div 1951 - 1954 206th FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 50th FA Bn (May 1954)
  216th FA Bn Darmstadt 280mm Gun 36GP   216th FA Bn 55, 56, 57 CARS: 2nd Gun Bn, 38th Arty
229th FA Bn Heilbronn 105mm How, Towed (1) 28th Inf Div 1951 - 1954 229th FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 60th FA Bn (May 1954);
  254th FA Bn Wertheim 155mm How, Towed 72GP 1955? - 1956 254th FA Bn replaced 194th FA Bn (Jan 1955) returned to US (Apr 1956)
  259th FAM Bn Mainz Corporal     259th FAM Bn (arriving) 54, 55
  264th FA Bn Bad Kreuznach 280mm Gun 30GP 1954 - 1957? 264th FA Bn arr Apr 1954; CARS: 3rd Gun Bn, 82nd Arty
  265th FA Bn Baumholder 280mm Gun 42GP 1953 - 1957? 265th FA Bn arr Nov 1953; CARS: 3rd Gun Bn, 81st Arty
  267th AFA Bn Aschaffenburg 155mm How, SP   1956 - 1957 267th AFA Bn replaced 597th FA Bn (Apr 1956); Inactivated in Germany (Dec 1957)
  269th FA Bn Schwäb. Hall 155mm How, Towed 35GP - 1958 - 269th FA Bn (not found in SL's) (on GYRO status 1958-05); CARS: 3rd How Bn, 37th Arty
  272nd FA Bn Schwäb. Gmünd 155mm How, Towed (1) 35GP 1951 - 272nd FA Bn 51, 52 moved to Neu Ulm (1953?); 53, 54
  273rd FA Bn Neu Ulm 155mm How, Towed 18GP - 1956 273rd FA Bn 55, (outbound) returned to US (Jun 1956)
  282nd FA Bn Kitzingen 155mm Gun, Hv, SP   1955 - 1956 282nd FA Bn replaced 393rd FA Bn (Jan 1955); inact Jan 1956
  287th FA Bn Dachau (d) 155mm How, Towed 35GP   287th FA Bn 55, 56, 57 CARS: 2nd How Bn, 37th Arty
  288th AFA Bn Hanau 155mm How, SP 30GP - 1958 288th AFA Bn 55, 56, 57 CARS: 4th How Bn, 18th Arty
  290th AFA Bn Würzburg 155mm How, SP     290th AFA Bn 55, 56 replaced 631st AFA Bn (Dec 1954)
  291st FA Bn Schwäb. Hall (a) 8" How, Towed 18GP 1954 - 1958 291st FA Bn replaced 887th FA Bn? (Dec 1954) replaced by ... (Feb 1958)
  330th FA Bn Schwäb. Gmünd 8" How, SP 35GP 1952 - 330th FA Bn (inbound) beg 1952; 52; moved to Neu Ulm (1953?); 53, 54
  393rd FA Bn Neckarsulm 155mm Gun, SP 142GP 1951 - 1955 393rd FA Bn moved to Würzburg (1953?); replaced by 282nd FA Bn (Jan 1955)
  426th FA Bn Schwäb. Hall (a) 8" How, Towed 18GP 1951 - 426th FA Bn 51, 52, 53; 54
  452nd AFA Bn Neckarsulm 155mm How, SP 30GP 1952 - 1955 452nd AFA Bn (inbound) Jan 52, 52, 53, (Heilbronn) 54 inactivated (Jan 1955)
457th Abn FA Bn Munich 105mm How, Towed 11th Abn Div 1955 - 1958 457th Abn FA Bn inactivated under Pentomic reorg (1957)
  465th FA Bn Baumholder 8" How, Towed 30GP 1952 - 1954 465th FA Bn moved to Darmstadt (1953?); redes 760th FA Bn (Jan 1955) ?
509th AFA Bn Hanau 155mm How, SP 3rd Armd Div 1956 - 1958 509th AFA Bn 56, 57 CARS: 2nd Rkt How Bn, 73rd Arty
  510th FAM Bn Baumholder 762mm Rkt, SP 8th Inf Div 1955 - 1956 510th FAM Bn temp attachment to Div Arty from USFA (1955); moved to SETAF (1956)
  517th AFA Bn Büdingen 105mm How, SP 7732GP 1951 - 517th AFA Bn 51, 52, 53, (Hanau) 54
  519th FA Bn Babenhausen (e) 155mm How, Towed (1) 36GP 1951 - 1957 519th FA Bn (outbound) 57 (replaced by ...)
  530th FAM Bn Mainz Corporal 30GP 1956 - 1958 530th FAM Bn CARS: 1st MSL Bn, 39th Arty
  531st FAM Bn Babenhausen Corporal 36GP 1956 - 1958 531st FAM Bn CARS: 1st MSL Bn, 38th Arty (July 21 1958)
  534th AFA Bn Würzburg 155mm How, SP 72GP   534th AFA Bn 57 CARS: 1st How Bn, 92nd Arty
  538th FA Bn Neu Ulm 155mm How, Towed 35GP   538th FA Bn replaced 273rd FA Bn (Jun 1956); CARS: 3rd How Bn, 28th Arty
544th Abn FA Bn Augsburg 155mm How, Towed 11th Abn Div 1955 - 1958 544th Abn FA Bn inactivated under Pentomic reorg (1957)
  546th FA Bn Babenhausen 155mm How, Towed 36GP - 1958 - 546th FA Bn (not found in SL's) (on GYRO status 1958-05); CARS: 2nd How Bn, 5th Arty
  553rd FA Bn Darmstadt 8" How, Towed 36GP 1956 - 1957? 553rd FA Bn replaced 18th FA Bn (Jul 1956); CARS: 3rd How Bn, 18th Arty
  557th FAM Bn Ansbach Corporal 18GP; 1956 - 1958? 557th FAM Bn CARS: 2nd MSL Bn, 81st Arty
  558th FAM Bn Würzburg Corporal 72GP 1956 - 1958? 558th FAM Bn CARS: 2nd MSL Bn, 82nd Arty
  559th FAM Bn Mainz Corporal 42GP 1956 - 1958? 559th FAM Bn CARS: 2nd MSL Bn, 84th Arty
  567th FA Bn Schwäb. Gmünd 155mm Gun, SP 35GP 1952 - 567th FA Bn 52; 53; 54, 55
  593rd FA Bn Nellingen 8" How, SP 30GP; 36GP 1952 - 1958 593rd FA Bn moved to Aschaffenburg (1953?); moved to Frankfurt (1956?); CARS: 2nd How Bn, 83rd Arty (Jun 1958?)
  594th FA Bn Sandhofen 155mm Gun, SP 36GP; 72GP; 30GP 1952 - 1958 594th FA Bn moved to Giessen (1953?); CARS: 2nd How Bn, 92nd Arty (Jul 1958)
  597th AFA Bn Füssen 155mm How, SP 36GP 1952 - 1956 597th AFA Bn moved to Hanau (1953?); GYRO replaced by 267th FA Bn (Apr 1956)
  599th FA Bn Schwäb. Gmünd (c) 155mm How, Towed (1) 35GP; 18GP 1952 - 599th FA Bn moved to Erlangen (Sept 1954); redes AFA (155mm SP) Feb 1955; CARS: 2nd How Bn, 34th Arty
  601st FAM Bn Zweibrücken Corporal 42GP 1956 - 1958? 601st FAM Bn CARS: 2nd MSL Bn, 40th Arty
  613th FA Bn Pirmasens 280mm Gun 72GP 1957 - 613th FA Bn replaced 59th FA Bn (Mar 1957); CARS: 3rd Gun Bn, 80th Arty
  631st AFA Bn Hammelburg 155mm How, SP 142GP; 36GP 1951 - 1954 631st AFA Bn replaced by 290th AFA Bn (Dec 1954)
674th Abn FA Bn   105mm How, Towed 11th Abn Div 1955 674th Abn FA Bn (listed only in Aug 1955)
675th Abn FA Bn Augsburg 105mm How, Towed 11th Abn Div 1955 - 1958 675th Abn FA Bn inactivated under Pentomic reorg (1957)
  690th FA Bn Nellingen 155mm How, Towed (1) 18GP 1952 - 1955 690th FA Bn moved to Würzburg (1953?); redes 74th FA Bn (Apr 1955)
  720th FA Bn Erlangen 155mm How, Towed     720th FA Bn replaced 30th FA Bn (Nov 1956)?
  750th FA Bn Ansbach 8" How, SP 18GP 1955 - 1957? 750th FA Bn replaced 793rd FA Bn (Jan 1955); CARS: 1st How Bn, 75th Arty
  756th FA Bn Baumholder 8" How, SP 142GP 1952 - 1954 756th FA Bn moved to Wertheim (1953?); replaced by ... (Dec 1954)
  760th FA Bn Darmstadt 8" How, Towed 36GP   760th FA Bn replaced 465th FA Bn (Jan 1955); replaced by 553rd FA Bn (Jul 1956)
  765th FA Bn Hanau 8" How, Towed 30GP 1955 - 765th FA Bn replaced 816th FA Bn (Jan 1955)
  775th FA Bn Schwäb. Hall (a) 8" How, Towed 35GP   775th FA Bn 55, 56; (replaced 887th in Nov 1954?) ; replaced by 269th FA Bn (...)
  793rd FA Bn Ansbach 8" How, SP 18GP 1952 - 1954 793rd FA Bn replaced by 750th FA Bn (Jan 1955)
  802nd FA Bn Neu Ulm 8" How, SP 35GP   802nd FA Bn 55, 56 CARS: 3rd How Bn, 17th Arty
  804th FA Bn Wertheim (b) 8" How, SP 72GP 1954 - 1958 804th FA Bn arr Dec 1954; CARS: 3rd How Bn, 35th Arty (Jun 1958)
  816th FA Bn Baumholder 8" How, Towed 30GP 1952 - 1955 816th FA Bn moved to Darmstadt (1953?); replaced by 765th FA Bn (Jan 1955)
  867th FA Bn Kaiserslautern 280mm Gun 35GP; 18GP 1953 - 1957? 867th FA Bn arr Nov 1953; moved to Heilbronn (1955?); CARS: 3rd Gun Bn, 39th Arty
  868th FA Bn Baumholder 280mm Gun 42GP 1953 - 1957? 868th FA Bn arr Oct 1953; CARS: 3rd Gun Bn, 84th Arty
  887th FA Bn Schwäb. Hall (a) 8" How, Towed 35GP 1951 - 1954 887th FA Bn replaced by 291st FA Bn? (Nov 1954)
963rd FA Bn Augsburg 105mm How, Towed (1) 43rd Inf Div 1951 - 1954 963rd FA Bn inactivated; replaced by 19th FA Bn (May 1954)
  979th FA Bn Ansbach 155mm Gun, SP 18GP 1952 - 1955 979th FA Bn redes 70th FA Bn (Apr 1955)
 
(1) "TracDr" redesignated "Towed" 1952/53

(a) STATION LIST says "Crailsheim" ; (b) SL says "Würzburg" ; (c) SL says "Göppingen" ; (d) SL says "Munich" ; (e) SL says "Aschaffenburg"

 
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