LT. COL. JOHN E. COLEMAN,
MAJ. BERTRAM H. WHITE,
V-E DAY has just passed. After the carnageand destruction of the past five years, eightmonths, and eight days, the whole of Europehas been officially freed. Only isolated pocketsof resistance remain to be cleared. The light of liberty is waxing again. Our Allied forces arevictorious.
But this is no time for self-congratulation. Tremendous jobs still lie ahead. Although agood many troops may remain in Europe forsome time to come, many others will soon begintheir trek to the Pacific.
This shift of emphasis to the Orient willrequire much reorientation of troops and units.Living and battle conditions in their newtheater will be far different from those towhich these troops have been accustomed. Newtactics and new techniques must be mastered.
Old-timers in the Pacific have learned theropes there. They will be invaluable asinstructors. But you needn't wait until youcross the Date Line to take advantage of theirexperience. They are steadily contributinginvaluable material to these pages. See to itthat your men and your fellow-officers haveavailable enough copies of the
Field Artillery Journal
to go around. Get in as muchindoctrination as you can, as early as you can. That will speed later operations and alsominimize casualties.
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MANY UNITS have a high percentage of membership. Our real thanks to thoseinterested officers and men. To others we say,why not survey the situation and take steps toassure widespread distribution of the
battle lessons among your commands?
ON OUR COVER is a 105-mm howitzerfiring from the Huertgen Forest west of Dueren, last November.
The United States FieldArtillery Association
ORGANIZED JUNE 7, 1910
Major General Lewis B. Hershey
Major General Ralph McT. Pennell
Major General C. C. Haffner, Jr.
Major General Lewis B. Hershey
Brigadier General William H. Sands
Colonel Stuart A. Beckley
Colonel Ralph C. Bishop
Colonel Michael Buckley, Jr.
Colonel Alan L. Campbell
Colonel Malcolm R. Cox
Lieutenant Colonel F. Gorham Brigham, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel John E. Coleman
The Field Artillery Journal
JUNE, 1945—Vol. 35, No. 6
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