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Shoulder patches: The men of the 96th wore the shoulder patch shown above. The Patch Page displays all the patches we have been able to obtain of this and other chemical mortar battalions.


Association: unknown

1998: Hyannis, MA
1999: Sep 26-29, Lancaster, PA

Coordinator: Harold Newswanger (1923-2004), Lancaster, PA

Contact: Robert H. Wolfarth (1917-1999), Perrysburg OH

Activated: 1 Apr 1944 as 96th Chemical Bn Motorized at Camp Livingston, LA


1 Apr 1944 - 8 Nov 1944 Cp. Livingston, LA.
10 Nov 1944 - 22 Dec 1944 Cp. Swift, TX

Redesignated: 11 Jan 1945 as 96th Chemical Mortar Bn

Inactivated: 14 Feb 1946 at Camp Kilmer, NJ

Overseas: Arrived NYPE 11 Feb 1945, England 18 Feb 1945, France-ETO 10 Mar 1945; returned NYPE 13 Feb 1946

Campaigns: Central Europe

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History of 4th squad, 3rd platoon, Co A, 96th Cml Mortar Bn , compiled by Greg Goorigian

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