244th Field Artillery Battalion

December 1942

          Camp Shelby – 

          Camp Shelby – 

Friday – 25th December 19422
          Byron G. Rogers

          December 25, 1942 was my first Christmas away from home and my family, as was, the case for several other soldiers.  I can tell you there was many tears shed that night in our army tents.

Thursday – 31st December 19423
          Strength Last Day (Commissioned And Enlisted)

DATEOFFICERSENLISTED MENTOTALINCREASEDECREASE
August 194224881129
September 194225569594482
October 1942265695951
November 1942295885878
December 19423154457512

  1. Department of The Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, History of The 244th Field Artillery Battalion 8 August 1942 to 15 March 1944
  2. Serving In Harms Way, A Record of My Service In The U.S. Army and WWII, Byron G. Rogers jr., January 2006
  3. Department of The Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, History of The 244th Field Artillery Battalion 8 August 1942 to 15 March 1944