Field Artillery Battalion

The 522 nd Field Artillery Battalion was one of the fastest, most efficient artillery units in the European Theater of Operations. The 522 nd supported the infantry by shooting heavy artillery fire from 105mm Howitzers. A Howitzer was a type of long-range cannon with a barrel that was 105mm (about 4.2 inches) wide.

About 650 men served in the 522 nd , which consisted of a headquarters battery, three gun batteries (A, B, and C), a service battery and a medical detachment. Each gun battery had four guns that were each manned with a crew of seven.

The 522 nd helped to liberate Jewish survivors of the Landsberg-Kaufering Dachau Death March and Dachau sub-camps.

522 nd website