Clayton W. Warrick, 184th AAA Gun Battalion, US Army

Clayton W. Warrick, M4 Tractor and 2-1/2/Ton Truck Driver, 2nd Mechanic, Machine Gunner, 184th AAA Gun Battalion. B Battery. US Army. Air Defense of London, Omaha Beach, Cherbourg, Le Mans/Rennes, Paris, Antwerp, Namur on the Meuse River during the Battle of the Bulge, Belgian Border, Mainz Germany. His anti-aircraft artillery battalion shot down over a thousand V-1 Buzz bombs and large numbers of German airplanes during WW II. They had the new proximity fuse. After the German surrender, the 184th moved to near Eisenach, Germany for disarmament activities and destroyed German 88 mm antiaircraft guns. Personally visited Buchenwald.
 
There is an excellent History of the 184th AAA Gun Battalion, which can be downloaded as a PDF file.
 
The Veterans Oral History Interview 1' 42" (above) was conducted MARCH 2, 2013.
 
Source: Wikipedia
 
From the 184th AAA Battalion article in Wikipedia:
 
"After training in England, [the 184th] took part in the air defense of London in 1944. Shortly after D-Day, the 184th landed at Omaha Beach in

Normandy, where they defended the beach as well as the port of Cherbourg from Luftwaffe air attacks. After a

two-month stay in Paris, the battalion was moved into positions around Antwerp, Belgium to defend the important

port against German V-1 attacks. As the Battle of the Bulge progressed, the 184th was moved to a position on the

Meuse River, [Namur, Belgium] where in addition to its normal anti-aircraft role, it was prepared to provide field artillery support as

well. Returning to Antwerp in early 1945, the 184th was able to earn more victories against V-1s than any other

AAA unit in the region. In April 1945, the 184th moved into Germany, where they defended bridges over the Rhine

River. After V-E Day, the unit moved into the heart of Germany to take part in disarmament duties."

(Image source: Wikipedia 90 mm gun
  90 mm antiaircraft gun. (Photo source: Wikipedia)

Map of the Battle of the Bulge. Furthest penetration by 2nd Panzer Division to near Dinant. Namur is just north and would have been next. (Google Images)

 (Source: Wikipedia) British tank at Namur, Belgium on the Meuse River in Dec. 1944. Namur is where Clayton's unit would have provided field artillery support at the bridge if it would have become needed during the Battle of the Bulge. The 2nd Panzer Division was turned back by British tanks  near Dinant about 15 miles away followed by Third Army's attack on the German southern flank.

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