American 105mm Howitzer M3 shelling German forces near Carentan, France, 11 Jul 1944

Caption   American 105mm Howitzer M3 shelling German forces near Carentan, France, 11 Jul 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-191933
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Feb 2015 05:41:26 PM

ARTILLERY, KING OF BATTLE: BATTERY FIRE! Battery is a 105mm M-3 Howitzer firing at retreating German formations, Carentan, France 2,500 A-3's were built and introduced into service 1943. A GI REMEMBERS: During the Vietnam War we were rushed in training learning the trade of artillerymen, while at Fort Sill, Ok trained on 105mm, 155mm, 175mm & 8 inch Howitzer's. Sent to Germany 1966/67 assigned to a M109, 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battalion. Arrived in Vietnam 1967/68 assigned to a M-114, 155mm Towed Howitzer Battalion, Mekong Delta, that was rough during the Monsoon Season it was rough period. Returned to Vietnam 1969/70 sent up North Central Highlands assigned to a M-108, 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battalion. Had my hands into a lot of different weapons, but that was when I was younger, much younger. I served with the bravest group of men, that I'll ever see again in my lifetime.... I THANK THE EDITOR/WW2DB FOR ALLOWING ME TO LEAVE MY COMMENTS, AND MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

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