152nd Field Artillery

1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery

Certificate dated 1997

Pre-War: 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery
WW2: 203rd FA Battalion
Post-War: 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery

Organized and Federally Recognized 15 May 1922 in the Maine National Guard in northeastern Maine as the 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery, with Headquarters in Houlton, an element of the 43d Division

Expanded and reorganized 3 April 1929 as the 152nd Field Artillery with Headquarters at Bangor

Inducted into Federal service 24 February 1941 at home stations

Redesignated (less 2d Battalion) 19 February 1942 as the 203rd Field Artillery (less 2d Battalion) and relieved from assignment to the 43d Division (2d Battalion concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 152d Field Artillery Battalion - hereafter separate lineage)

203d Field Artillery (less Headquarters Battery and 2d Battalion) reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1943 as the 203rd Field Artillery Battalion (Headquarters Battery concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 203rd Field Artillery Group - hereafter separate lineage)

203d Field Artillery Battalion inactivated 26 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Redesignated 21 May 1946 as the 152d Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 January 1947 in northeastern Maine with Headquarters at Caribou

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1959 as the 152d Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Automatic Weapons Battalion

Reorganized 1 June 1961 to consist of the 1st Howitzer Battalion

Reorganized 1 December 1964 to consist of the 1st Howitzer Battalion and Battery F

Reorganized 31 December 1967 to consist of the 1st Battalion

Redesignated 1 February 1972 as the 152d Field Artillery

Withdrawn 1 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

B Battery (Houlton), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

World War I
Champagne-Marne
Alsne-Marne
St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne
Ile de France 1918
Lorraine 1918

DECORATIONS

None

2nd Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery

From a 1954 OCS Form 10

Pre-War: 2d Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery
WW2: 152nd FA Battalion
Post-War: 203d FA Battalion (never reorganized)

Organized and Federally recognized 3 April 1929 as 2d Battalion, 152d Field Artillery Regiment, Maine National Guard, with Headquarters at Bangor, Me.

Inducted into Federal service 24 February 1941 at Bangor, Me.

Redesignated 19 February 1942 as 152d Field Artillery Battalion, an element of 43d Division.

Inactivated 14 October 1945 at Camp Stoneman, Calif.

Redisgnated 21 May 1946 as the 203d Field Artillery Battalion and relieved from assignment to 43d Infantry Division, and consolidated 1 July 1946 with the 314th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Guadalcanal
New Guinea
Northern Solomons
Luzon (with Arrowhead)


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