"BATTLE HISTORY, BATTERY D 462d PRCHT FA Bn
(NEGROS OPN.)"

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Jesse B. Gandee
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BATTLE HISTORY, BATTERY D
462d PRCHT FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
(NEGROS OPR.)

 

On 29 March 1945 the Battery was alerted for the Negros Island P.I. operation.  The mission, as planned, of the 503d Regimental Combat Team was two effect a parachute landing of the 2d and 3d battalions, 503rd Parachute Infantry and supporting batteries of the 462nd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion near Victorias, Occidental, Negros.  The 1st battalion 503rd Parachute Infantry, Battery C, and the 3d platoon of Battery D, 462nd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, were to drop near Fabrica, Occidental, Negros and capture the sawmill  there. 

The enemy, foreseeing such action, destroyed the objective and in so doing completely changed the operational plan of the Combat Team.

On 6 April 1945 the third battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry; Battery A and the first platoon of a Battery D, 462d Parachute Field Artillery Battalion; enplaned at Mindoro Island, P.  I. and flew to Ilo Ilo, Panay, P.I. They were followed the next day by the 2d Battalion 503d Parachute Infantry, Battery B, and the 2d platoon of Battery D.  Their mission was to reinforce elements of the 40th Infantry Division, which landed on Negros Island, 4 April 1945.

After landing at Ilo Ilo, Panay; the force was ferried to Negros; landing south of Bacolod, Occidental, Negros.  At the beach the force was met by trucks of the 40th Infantry Division and transported to the 503d Regimental Combat Team Sector of operation, 7 April 1945

 

 

 

 

 

         

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