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Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944

Caption   Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-187126
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Photos on Same Day 30 Jan 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Susie Henry says:
28 Jun 2010 04:08:26 PM

My uncle, Raymond Mathis, was aboard a submarine during the war 1944. He was the one who spotted a german sub, which they captured. I'm not sure if their sub, or the german sub was named Notorius. The german capt. committed suicide after the capture. I have been unable to find any information beside a picture of this. Any help would be greatly apprecicated. Thank you susie henry
2. Susie Henry says:
1 Jul 2010 03:38:45 PM

My uncle, Ernest Mathis, was with the Fifth Army in Italy as a Cannoneer serving with the 697th Field Artillery Battalion on the Fifth Army front. They were the first to fire this 240 mm howitzer in combat.

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