Monthly Archives: January 1940

January 31, 1940

The Beginnings of II./Artillerie Regiment 84 On Feberuary 1, 1940, the 4./Artillerie Regiment 84 is formed from parts of the I./A.R. 84 and II./Art. Ers. Abt. 50, following Order 1069/40 issued January 24, 1940. The units home town was the city of … Continue reading

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January 24, 1940

On January 24, 1940, the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) issues orders to establish 4./AR 84 as first Batterie of II./AR 84 by February 1, 1940. The original order 1069/40[1]NARA T311 R204, Frames 1142 – 1144 was issued January 24, 1940. … Continue reading

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January 11, 1940

The above is the very first entry in my grandfather’s war diaries – his recall to active duty with II./Art. Ers. Abt 50 in Leipzig. The full meaning of the unit’s name (in German) is “II./Artillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 50”, or, in English: … Continue reading

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