Accession Number:

AD0509150

Title:

Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division Artillery

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Jan 1970

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The 1st Infantry Division Artillery continued to support operations TOAN THANG Phase IV, DANGER FORWARD Phase I and II and CHAMELEON. Artillery support for these operations was characterized by frequent changes in the artillery organization for combat and frequent tactical moves. Direct support DS batteries 105mm were positioned as required to support the maneuver elements. General support GS batteries were positioned to reinforce all DS battery fires, when possible, and provide counter mortarrocket fires in defense of Lai Khe XT7738 and Dau Tieng XT4947. The roving gun concept was frequently used to provide heavy artillery support against enemy base camps and similar targets. Enemy activity remained light throughout the reporting period with enemy initiated actions being stand-off attacks with rockets, mortars, recoilless rifles and RPGs defensive fires when surprised in base camps and during movement mining and boobytrap incidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE