27th Chemical Service Battalion27th chemical battalion
Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:30 PM
If anyone could help, I would be greatly thankful. Hopefully the information will come from the archives in a few days, but I would like to have more resources.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:37 AM
Found one page that reference Chemical Support Depots. Looks like they were the parent organization for Chemical Service Battalions. Not sure exactly what the Chemicial Service Battalions did, but I suspect they may stored, dispensed and guarded gas (phosgene, mustard, etc), as was used in WWI. But that is only a guess. I see them listed with Chemical Mortar Battalion that fired th 4.2in mortars, and were used to fire smoke and HE shells and would have been tasked to fire gas had their arisen a need.
Bear in mind, this only speculation on my part from what I found. I'll keep looking, but right now, supper is ready.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:06 AM
I found a few listings with a 4.2 Mortar Battalion. I think I remember him saying he provided smoke cover during one of the few times he told me about the war.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:45 AM
I have a feeling we're going to have to wait until Terry G floats by to get this answer.
GO 33, WD 45. I'm not familiar with the GO 33 or WD 45.
Chemical Service Battalions fell under Army Service Forces, as they are not in the OOB for the war I was digging through. See this page for a start Wiki page.
Here are some histories of Chemical Mortar Bns you can read through. Who knows, you might get lucky and one of them may mention the 27th Chem Serv Batt.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:42 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:37 AM
The 450TH CHEMICAL BATTALION is a descendant of the above.
I wish the info I requested from the archive would get here.
Edited by w8liftr, 10 November 2008 - 11:28 PM.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:43 AM
Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:28 PM
Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:29 AM
Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:30 AM
Good, please keep informed of your successes.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:45 AM
The GO stands for General Order and WD 45 is War Department 1945. So GO 33 WD 45 means General Order #33 issued by War Department 1945.
I still haven't found the meaning of the GO #'s, but I'm still searching.
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