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Dallas wrote at 2008-02-18 04:34:09
50th Personnel Services Battalion

Organized and Federally recognized 27 June 1921 in the New Jersey National Guard at East Orange as Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, 1st Battalion, Field Artillery



Redesignated 20 April 1922 as Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, 1st Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, an element of the 44th Division



Redesignated 1 February 1940 as Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, 1st Battalion, 165th Field Artillery, and remained assigned to the 44th Division



Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1940 as Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 165th Field Artillery



Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at East Orange



Reorganized and redesignated 20 February 1942 as Headquarters Battery, 199th Field Artillery Battalion, and relieved from assignment to the 44th Division



Inactivated 23 October 1945 at Camp Shanks, New York



Redesignated 5 July 1946 as Headquarters Battery, 199th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 50th Armored Division



Reorganized and Federally recognized 26 November 1946 at East Orange



Consolidated 1 March 1959 with the Medical Detachment, 199th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (organized and Federally recognized 5 July 1951 at East Orange), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 112th Artillery, an element of the 50th Armored Division



Consolidated 31 January 1963 with the Service Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 112th Artillery (organized and Federally recognized 2 September 1947 at East Orange as the Service Battery, 199th Armored Field Artillery Battalion; redesignated 1 March 1959 as the Service Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 112th Artillery), and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Service Battery, 2d Battalion, 112th Artillery



Consolidated 1 February 1968 with the 550th Administration Company (organized and Federally recognized 24 January 1955 at Newark as the 250th Replacement Company; redesignated 1 March 1959 as the 550th Administration Company) and consolidated unit designated as the 550th Administration Company, an element of the 50th Armored Division



Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1971 as the 50th Adjutant General Company, an element of the 50th Armored Division



Location changed 1 March 1987 to Trenton



Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1988 as the 50th Personnel Service Company and relieved from assignment to the 50th Armored Division



Location changed 1 February 1991 to Lawrenceville



Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1995 as the 50th Personnel Services Battalion



HOME STATION: Lawrenceville





Campaign Participation Credit

World War II

Northern France





Decorations

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Mark Collins wrote at 2009-06-07 21:14:40
I have scanned in the official war diary of the 199th from my father - just e-mail me and i will try to send it.


deborah wianecki wrote at 2012-12-31 05:46:38
my father was in the 199th during ww2. all his records were burned in a mass national archive fire. i'm interested in mark collins email address.  it's not listed. thanks!


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Specialize in WWII/Korean War, Army Enlisted Discharges (WD AGO Form 53-55) It is currently called the DD-214. I have a good general knowledge of the WWII and Korean Theatres of Operations. I can (usually) translate the military abbreviations on the form and provide some background on the soldier’s unit, its history and campaigns as well as providing additional reference sites for the user. I am a former US Army Infantry Officer on Active Duty during the Vietnam War.

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BA Economics (University of Alabama 1970) MA Sociology (Louisiana State University 1975)

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