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"CHARLIE BATTERY DIARY (Con't)

1 Mar Martin from Temp Duty Div Arty to Duty. Btry departed Leloh at 1845. Arrived new position (Dulken) 013973 at 2130. Distance 8 miles. At Leloh battery fired registration, preparation and harassing fire, also fired at enemy tanks. 142 rounds expended. Btry guarded enemy civilians and liberated Russians, Poles Lithuanians, and Hollanders. Weather: Unsettled.

2 Mar Dix & Johnson, E S aptd S Sgt. Btry fired preparation and interdiction fire 77 rounds expended. Btry departed from Dulken at 1230, arrived new position (Viersen 077961) at 1300. Distance traveled 4 miles. Weather: Snow.

3 Mar 12 rounds expended on preparation fire. Btry departed from Suchletn (Viersen) at 1045 arrived (Inrath 165067) at 1120. Distance 9 miles. Weather : Cold.

4 Mar 81 rounds expended preparation fire. Btry left Inrath at 0830 , arrived (Kapellan 207144) at 0930. Distance 9 miles. Btry fired its first round across the Rhine River. Weather: Rainy.


5 Mar Odom frdy to temp dy Div Arty. Btry expended 311 rounds preparation, harassing, counter-preparation, counter-battery, and registration fire. Several enemy shells landed in gun position, no casulaties resulted. Btry left Kapellan at 2000, arrived new positon (Meerback 243185) at 2100. Distance 4 1/2 miles. Weather: Fair.

6 Mar Btry occupied position along, the banks of the Rhined River (248190) fired harassing fire, 40 rounds expended. Weather: cloudy and cold.