134th Infantry Regiment Crest

134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

35th Infantry Division emblem

Sgt. Judson G. Chaffin

216th Field Artillery Battalion Crest

216th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B

Sgt. Judson G. Chaffin Sgt. Judson G. Chaffin

Military Service

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:    FT MCCLELLAN ALABAMA 1-19-1943
FT. McPHERSON GEORGIA 1-26-1943
CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO , CALIFORNIA 1-30-1943
CAMP RUCKER ALABAMA 3-4-1943
TENNESSEE MANEUVERS 11-18-1943
CAMP BUTNER NORTH CAROLINA 1-25-1944
CAMP KILMER , NEW JERSEY 5-1-1944
PORT OF EMBARKATION 5-4-1944
IN TRANSIT TO CORNWALL ENGLAND 5-12-1944
CORNWALL ENGLAND (ARRIVAL) 5-27-1944
NORMANDY FRANCE 7-6-1944
LUXEMBOURG 12-26-1944
BELGIUM 1-8-1945
FRANCE 1-19-1945
BELGIUM 1-31-1945
HOLLAND  2-4-1945
GERMANY  2-4-1945
HOLLAND 3-12-1945
GERMANY 3-20-1945
FRANCE 7-11-1945
ENGLAND 8-24-1945
SENT TO USA (LEFT) ENGLAND 9-5-1945
CAMP KILMER , NEW JERSEY 9-5-1945
FT McPHERSON GEORGIA 9-5-1945
DISCHARGED FT. McPHERSON GEORGIA 9-14-1945
   
RANK  
PRIVATE 1-19-1943
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS  8-5-1943
SERGEANT 7-25-1945
   
ASSIGNED TO BATTERY "B" 216TH FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION 2-3-1943

 

The official Division History credits the 216th Field Artillery Battalion with firing the first round of artillery in World War II for the 35th Infantry Division and to preserve for possible historical use the following description is here in after set out;

Battery B 216th Field Artillery Battalion
Section #2
Gun # M2-A1, 16096
Tube # 2-U-1091-C
Carriage # M-2 #5497

Source:  216th Field Artillery After Action Report 1 October 1944

Thanks to Phil Chaffin for the photos and information about his father.  If you have any information about Battery B or would like to exchange information about the 216th Field Artillery Battalion please contact him at pchaffin@bledsoe.net

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