Illustration of 105 mm Howitzer M2A1 on Carriage M2A1 as seen in US War Department technical manual TM-9-1325, Sep 1944, 1 of 6

Caption   Illustration of 105 mm Howitzer M2A1 on Carriage M2A1 as seen in US War Department technical manual TM-9-1325, Sep 1944, 1 of 6 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States War Department
Identification Code   TM-9-1325
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 May 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Oct 2014 07:11:36 PM

During my US Army service 1966 to 1970 my MOS was artillery. trained on the 105mm and 155mm Howitzer at Fort Sill, OK and later assigned to Germany from 11/66 to 9/67 and trained on the M-109, 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer.


Assigned to the 9th Infantry Div. in the Mekong Delta from 11/67 to 9/68 and served with a M-114, 155mm Towed Howitzer Battery.
Also had my hands on experience with the 8 inch M-110 and M-107, 175mm Self-Propelled Howitzers.


Arrived back "In Country" 6/69 and served with
(I FFV) I Field Forces Vietnam located in the Central Highlands until 4/70 assigned to a M-108
105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battery.
In Vietnam I had my hands on all types of weapons both allied and enemy. I served with the bravest group of men that I'll ever see again in my lifetime...


A decade later 1980 at a US Navy Air Show, the USMC had a battery of 105mm Towed Howitzers on display I looked over the Howitzer walked to the rear and started to field strip the breech block and put it back together again.
My younger brother looked on with amazement and just watched, The Marine ask me how long I've been out of the Corps. told him Sergeant, US Army Vietnam 1967 to 1970 with that he gave me a salute it was my first welcome home since my late parents and 17 year old brother hugged and kissed me in 1970 I also had a baby brother who was at the time three years old.

I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to leave my continued experiences and knowledge of WWII

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