Unit Details

61st Field Artillery Battalion (105mm)

     

 

 

Coat of Arms

 

Artillery Battalion Organization

 

61st Field Artillery Battalion

Headquarters Company

CO 

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  Alden Hatch      
             

XO

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S-1 Personnel

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S-2 Intelligence

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S-3 Plan sand Operations

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A Battery

A Battery

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1st Gun

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2nd Gun

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3rd Gun

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B Battery

B Battery

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1st Gun

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2nd Gun

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3rd Gun

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C Battery

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1st Gun

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2nd Gun

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4th Gun

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D Battery

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1st Gun

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2nd Gun

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Medical Detachment

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Service Company

Service Company

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Unit Info

Unit Info

 

 

 

Annotation

July 23, 1950

By the morning of July 23 the NKPA was again on the move. Its 3d' Division and armored elements, deploying on both roads leading eastward to, Taegu, simultaneously struck the widely separated 1/8 and 2/8.

Robert Kane's; 1/8, equipped with 3.5-inch bazookas and backed by the steady and skilled 77th FAB, commanded by West Pointer (1933) William A. ("Billy") Harris, and A/A weapons, held stoutly on the Taegu - Taejon road.

 However, Eugene Field's 2/8, backed by Alden Hatch's 61st FAB, was promptly encircled and cut off.[6-44]

August 16, 1950
 

Again on 16 August, B Company and the tanks tried unsuccessfully to drive the enemy, now estimated to be a battalion of about 700 men, from Hill 303. The 61st Field Artillery Battalion and three howitzers of B Battery, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, fired on the enemy-held hill during the day. Waegwan was a no man's land. For the most part, the town was deserted. Col. Marcel B. Crombez, the regimental commander, relieved the 2nd Battalion commander because he had lost control of his units and did not know where they were. A new commander prepared to resume the attack.