LT. COL. JOHN E. COLEMAN,
MAJ. BERTRAM H. WHITE,
AS THE WAR'S TEMPO quickens, eyesand thoughts turn more and more to the Pacific.Island combat conditions are graphicallydescribed in several articles in this issue. Morewill appear next month.TROOPS IN EUROPE have beenespecially keen about learning as much as possible concerning conditions in the Pacific.Their anticipation of service there has hadrecent confirmation, through announcement of plans for moving men and equipment from theEuropean Theater to the Far East.When this shift occurs, it will require timeto reverse the flow of thousands and thousandsof types of articles. Not the least of these will be mail. Included, of course, will be your JOURNALS. Your Association will continueto make all requested changes of address,immediately upon receipt of your notice. We bespeak your understanding, however. Recentoperations have delayed deliveries of evenfirst-class mail. The sorting and resorting problems of the Army Postal Service will becompounded when we are preparing to bringfull weight to bear upon the Japs. Delays indelivery will inevitably occur. But you can helpminimize them by keeping us advised of your full and correct addresses, at all times.MANY ARTILLERYMEN OVERSEASare taking advantage of the savings availablethrough your Book Department, to build uptheir libraries at home. Many sound titles are being published, well worth future reading or study. Some of them sell so fast that publisherssoon run out of stock—and with the paper shortage, reprintings are rather rare. By patronizing your Association's facilities youhave a double-barreled gain: you get what youwant (and get it promptly), and save money inthe bargain. Try it.OUR COVER shows some 8
howitzers atwork on Leyte.
The United StatesField Artillery Association
ORGANIZED JUNE 7, 1910President
Major General Lewis B. Hershey
Major General Ralph McT. Pennell
Major General C. C. Haffner, Jr.Major General Lewis B. HersheyBrigadier General William H. SandsColonel Stuart A. BeckleyColonel Ralph C. BishopColonel Michael Buckley, Jr.Colonel Alan L. CampbellColonel Malcolm R. CoxLieutenant Colonel F. Gorham Brigham, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel John E. Coleman
The Field Artillery Journal
APRIL, 1945—Vol. 35, No. 4
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