Monday, December 1, 2008


7th Medium Regiment, 12th Battery, "A" Troop, fire on Germans with 5.5 inch guns, Bretteville-Le-Rabet, Normandy, 16 August 1944.

The 5.5 inch gun threw a 100lb shell up to 9 miles.  This crew is firing on German units caught in the Falaise pocket.  I remember reading somewhere that 70% of the casualties in WW2 were caused by artillery.