Does anyone remember what unit this one is and what is the reason for the 259 on it.Thanks for looking and your thoughts on patch.Scotty
Need help with an ID
Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:41 AM
Referring to ASMIC's Motto List it's the insignia of the 633rd AAA Aw Bn.
Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:00 AM
What do you think the 259 is on it I do not see it on the DI.Maybe a Gun Number ????
Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:14 AM
According to Sawicki, AAA Bn Vol II, the insignia is for the 633rd AAA Bn (approved 1952). Here is a nutshell version (it's two pages).
However, the lineage of this unit goes back to 1848. One of the early designations was Co A 9th Regt NY State Militia. One of the 20th century redesignations was 1st Bn 244th CAC which was inactivated in England 1943 and personnel reassigned to the 633rd AAA AW Bn. Disbanded in 1945, and reorganized; one of the new units was HHD, 259th CA Bn 14 Nov 1947. It and other units consolidated w/ previously inactivated 633rd AAA Bn and redesignated 633rd AAA Bn 1 May 1950. Ordered into Fed service 15 May 51 NYC and reded 633rd AAA AW Bn 1952 (exact date unk). Disbanded 1 Oct 57.
The shield is that of the 244th CA, within a yellow border indicating decent from the 1st Bn. Lots of NY references as to the other symbols.
Edited by tredhed2, 07 December 2017 - 08:14 AM.
Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:03 AM
The research that is done by members of this Forum is beyond compare.Thank you one and all for your help it is much appreciated.Scotty
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