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Weapons of World War I Trench Warfare - Artillery
... Artillery dominated the battlefields of trench warfare ... successful if it advanced beyond the range of its supporting artillery ... to bombarding the enemy infantry in the trenches, the artillery could be used to precede infantry advances with a creeping barrage, or engage in counter-battery duels to try ...
108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (United States) - History - World War II
... The 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade traces its lineage to the 514th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft), which was formed in Schenectady, New York in October, 1923 ... The Regiment was reorganized as the 108th Coast Artillery Group (Antiaircraft) on 3 January 1943 at Camp Davis, North Carolina, and again reorganized as the 108th Antiaircraft Artillery. 1/514th CAR (AA) became 217th Coast Artillery Battalion on 20 January 1943, and was again redesignated as 217th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion on 28 June 1943 ...
2nd Guards Field Artillery
... The 2nd Guards Field Artillery Regiment (German 2 ... Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment) was an artillery unit in the Imperial German Army prior to and during the First World War ...
142nd Field Artillery Regiment (United States) - Reorganization Following World War II
... Following World War II, the 142nd Field Artillery Group was reorganized in the Arkansas Guard, consisting of 6 battalions, 3 artillery battalions and 3 antiaircraft artillery ... Headquarters Company Station 142nd Field Artillery Group Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Fayetteville 709th FA Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Battery ...
Artillery - Modern Operations - Air Burst
... The destructiveness of artillery bombardments can be enhanced when some or all of the shells are set for airburst, meaning that they explode in the air above the target ... Since December 1944 (Battle of the Bulge), proximity fuzed artillery shells have been available that take the guesswork out of this process ... fuse itself was developed by the British to increase the effectiveness of anti-aircraft warfare ...

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