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Association: 85th Chemical Mortar Bn Assoc

Newsletter: Muzzle Blast

Activated: 5 Jun 1943 as 85th Chemical Bn Motorized at Fort D.A. Russell, TX

Training:

5 Jun 1943 - 2 Dec 1943 Ft. D. A. Russell
2 Dec 1943 - 1 Jul 1944 Cp Swift, TX

Redesignated: 17 Dec 1944 as 85th Chemical Mortar Bn

Inactivated: 31 May 1946 in Philippines

Overseas: Arrived SFPE 20 Jul 1944, New Guinea 24 Aug 1944, Los Negros Is 4 Oct 1944, Philippines 20 Oct 1944

Campaigns: Bismarck Archipelago, Leyte, Luzon, New Guinea

Number of men killed in action: 16

Number of men wounded in action: 77

Number of days in combat: unknown

Number of rounds fired: 85,610

History of Co D, 85th Cml Mortar Bn, author unknown


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