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Codename/Nickname: Cartwheel

Association: 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion Association

Reunions: Jackie Towns, 717-299-0167

2005: Aug 26-28, Arlington, VA (Hilton Arlington Towers)
2000: Sep 2-14, Fort Worth, Texas

Contact: Richard G. McLennand
Address: 24 Kenwood Ave, Coraoplis PA 15108-3631
Phone: 412-331-3802

Activated: 15 Nov 1943 as 89th Chemical Bn Motorized at Camp Roberts, CA


15 Nov 1943 - 5 Apr 1944 Cp. Roberts, CA
8 Apr 1944 - 18 Sep 1944 Cp. Carson, CO
20 Sep 1944 - 16 Nov 1944 Cp. Gruber, OK

Redesignated: 17 Dec 1944 as 89th Chemical Mortar Bn

Inactivated: 29 Oct 1945 at Fort Jackson, SC

Overseas: Arrived BPE 19 Nov 1944, England 2 Dec 1944, France-ETO Feb 1945

Campaigns: Central Europe, Rhineland

Number of men killed in action: 3

Number of men wounded in action: 17

Number of days in combat:

Number of rounds fired: 49,872

Unit history:
Historical Highlights of the 89th Cml Mortar Bn
Historical Highlights of the 89th Cml Mortar Bn (PDF version)
Memoirs of Bill Towns - 2nd Plt,, Company C

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