9 May 1945


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.

Lt. Col., 419th Armd FA Bn.,

(with thanks to Robert McCabe, Jr.)

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