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. In detail, it specified:

  • The new Batterie is to be formed February 1, 1940 with two schwere 24 cm Kanone (t).
  • The new battery is overseen by the Commanding Officer of the Artillery School in Zeitz, a training command of I./AR 84 is to be sent to Zeitz, consisting of 2 non-commissioned officers and 4 soldiers.
  • Upon completion of the training, the battery is to be relocated to I./AR 84.
  • A team is to be sent to Hillersleben on February 7, 1940, where they are needed for the initial firing of their new (third) 24 cm gun.
  • The initial supply of ammunition is 30 rounds per gun.

NARA-R204-1142 to 1144

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1. NARA T311 R204, Frames 1142 – 1144
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