HelloAugust 13 2011 at 2:07 PM
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Response to Re: Commendation for Btry F, 244th REGT, Coast Artillery
"I'm not sure what "How was a 155mm coast artillery unit employed against 'enemy batteries'?" means. Whether the old GPF or the new M1, the 155mm gun was after all a field artillery piece, which given some simple add-ons, could be adapted to coast artillery use. All you needed on Guadalcanal and other islands was high explosive ammunition rather than armor piercing, to carry out fire missions against land targets. What's the difficulty?"
I guess the difficulty might be that none of us are used to fire 155mm guns on a daily basis....
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