Tag Archives: 4./AR 84

April 1940 – KTB XXVII. AK (Maps)

Attached to the KTB of XXVII. AK is a set of situation maps for the corps[1]BArch. RH 24-27/33K and one of them is titled “Heeres-Art. Schußweiten Fall ‘Gelb’ April 1940 – 1:100.000”[2]engl.: Army Artillery Ranges Fall ‘Gelb’ April 1940. The … Continue reading

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May 6, 1940

My grandfather receives note of his promotion to the rank of Wachtmeister. The rank is that of a non-commissioned officer, equal to the Staff Sergeant of the US Army. The term is specific to Cavalry and Artillery units, the other … Continue reading

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March 15, 1940

During these initial weeks of active duty, the entries in my grand father’s war diary are pretty sparse, there is a single entry for the whole of March 1940: On March 15, 1940, the II./AR 84 started it’s relocation from … Continue reading

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February 1, 1940

My grandfather is posted to the 4. Batterie – 4./AR 84 – initially. At this time, the unit is still in their home barracks at Zeitz in Saxony. He is assigned to the V+E Zug – roughly translated into “Surveying and Zero-in”. This … Continue reading

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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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