212th ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
in the E.T.O.
1944 - 1945
[Web editor's note: This document was originally published in 1945
as a small, hardbound book, similar to a yearbook. I have tried to stay
true to the book's original format as much as possible, while making some
minor changes for web presentation. All content, except for these web editor
notes, is as originally published. BF 8/18/96]
Published in 1945 by: The 212th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
Written and edited by: Lt. Elmer J. Gruber
Photography: Maj. Arnold M. Anderson
Cover design: Cpl. William F. Heller
To the men of the battalion who made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefield
of Europe, this book is dedicated:
PFC. CLARENCE L. ADAMS
PFC. RUSSELL H. CLEMENT
PVT. SAMUEL J. FACAS
PVT. MURRAY FISHMAN
PFC. WILLIAM B. HOLDER
SGT. RICHARD HOWLAND
LT. ALBERT M. JAGGER
CPL. MATTHEW J. KALAFSKY
TEC. 5 LESLIE H. KIRK
SGT. EDWARD W. McALPINE
SGT. JOHN P. QUINN
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Map: Route of Battalion in Combat
Chapter I: BRITTANY CAMPAIGN
Chapter II: MOSELLE BRIDGEHEAD
Chapter III: SAAR OFFENSIVE
Chapter IV: BASTOGNE
Chapter V: LUXEMBOURG
Chapter VI: TO THE RHINE
Chapter VII: TO THE RUSSIANS
[Web editor's note: The Personal Section consisted of blank pages, much
like the "Autographs" section at the end of any school yearbook, with the
following heading at the top of the pages: ]
News Items, Snap-shots, Souvenirs.
SECTION: Foreword and Introduction
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