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328TH Field Artillery Battalion
This is a
8 X 34-inch group photo of Battery A of
Field Artillery Battalion. Photo was taken at Fort Dix just
to their embarking for North Africa on December 24, 1943. The
Custer Division completed their desert training in California in
traveled across the US. They spent about 3 months in Fort Dix, while completing
final preparations for shipping overseas. Many of the soldiers
were able to take leave and go home to see their families for one final
large format, the photo was divided into 3 composites with some
Each section can be viewed up close to see faces. Click to
and photo will open in a seperate window.
Click on image to Enlarge.
This "yard-long" is divided
into 3 composite sections. First break is to the left of the man
in front row that
2 - This
section starts at the crease and the 3rd man on the Back Row.
contains the officers.
S/Sgt Walter Keane was identified on the 2nd Row, 8th from the Left, by his daughter Patricia Corbett.
A Member of Battery AS/Sgt Walter Keane was one of 5 brothers who served their country in various branches and theaters. All of them survived to return home. Sgt Keane served with the 328th Field Artillery Battalion of the 85th Infantry Division during his time in Italy. His duty was to keep the 105mm cannons supplied with ammunition.
When the war ended, Sgt. Keane and a few of his buddies took a leisurely trip to Nice, France. When they returned, they found they had literally missed the boat for home. Taking another ship, he arrived to Newport News, VA. While cleaning out the ship, he found an usual souvenir that was being tossed away.
Click his photo to read Sgt. Keane's biography to find out what he found. Also view a collection of his photos from the war.
FA Officer - A group photo of most of the officers that served
in the 328th FA
Includes a roster and their duty assignments.
HQ Battery 1919 - A group photo of this same
unit taken after World War 1.
The following Group photos of the other batteries within 328 FA.
Battery B Battery C Service Battery
Biographies of soldiers of 328 FA
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