9 May 1945: The Bn
participated in a Division review before the Corps Commander. Btry.
A fired the 13 gun salute to the Corps Commander and 21 gun salute
as the American Flag was raised over the soil of a conquered nation.
It was necessary to use live ammunition and the high altitude bursts
over the snow covered peaks were timed perfectly.
ROBERT C. McCABE
Lt. Col., 419th Armd FA Bn.,
(with thanks to Robert McCabe,