197th ANTI AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS BATALLION
Last Updated:  12 March 2014

 

 
IN THE BUCKET - was published in 2007 by Pat Lewis whose father was with the 197th.   Pat will do a revised reprint if enough orders can be received.  To inquire please contact Pat.   "In The Bucket" was the lingo for the gunners shift in the turret of the AA gun.

 


 
 
Mary Benner, whose father was with Battery D, will be publishing a collection of her father's personal letters furing WWII at some point in the future.  Please contact Mary if interested.

 


 
CARNAGE AT THE CROSSROADS - The Tragic Story Of Sgt. Cecil J. Cash - Sgt. Cash was with the 197th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion.  His military history begins at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis in 1942 & covers his two year tour of duty through five states, two continents, & six countries.  The story includes excerpts from Sgt. Cash's personal correspondence with his wife as he forges his way through France, Belgium & Luxembourg with thousands of other American soldiers liberating Europe from Hitler's evil Nazi Regime & bringing an end to the Holocaust & the Third Reich. 

 

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