244th Field Artillery Battalion

November 1942

          Camp Shelby – Battery ‘A” Men

          Caption reads – November 1942 – Sgt. Roland Demers Loading Howitzer

          Lt. Lyons shown here with five of his seven brothers in front of the Lyons family residence at 400 Lee Street, Biloxi, Mississippi.  (L-R) 2nd Lt. Joseph T., John, Robert (Bobby), William (Billy), and Corporal Matthew (Matt).  Standing in front of his big boys is Steven (age 5).  Not in the picture are brothers Kenneth and James.
     Lt. Lyons was discharged from the enlisted ranks November 4th, 1942 at Fort Sill OK.  The next day, November 5th, 1942 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant also at Fort Sill.  Three days later, November 8th he was married and then he was off to Fort Benning and the 244th F.A. Battalion.

          Caption reads – November 1942 – 105mm Howitzer Section – Sgt’s Roland Demers, Linel Fectean, Ray Cormier

          Camp Shelby – Battery ‘A” Men

          Caption reads – November 1942 Leaving For An Overnight Bivouac – Sgt Cormier, Sgt. Demers, Sgt. Fecteay, Sgt. Delahantey

Friday – 20th November 1942
          Hattiesburg Mississippi area newspaper

          This photo taken at the east door of the Hulett Undertaking Company, Hattiesburg Mississippi.  Battery B men take care with Private Creevey’s remains shown here being loaded onto a caisson for transportation to the train depot and his return to Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

          Military Color Guard at Pvt. Creevey’s grave side

Monday – 30th November 19422
          Strength Last Day (Commissioned And Enlisted)

DATEOFFICERSENLISTED MENTOTALINCREASEDECREASE
August 194224881129
September 194225569594482
October 1942265695951
November 1942295885878

  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. Department of The Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, History of The 244th Field Artillery Battalion 8 August 1942 to 15 March 1944