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The 493rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion was activated on 15 September 1942 at Camp Campbell, Kentucky as a part of the 12th Armored Division. Major General Brewer was designated as Division Commander and Major Barry D. Browne the Battalion Commander.
Edited by Paul H. Shepard Jr.
Written and photographed by officers and men of the battalion
United States Army, 493rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Regimental histories
Shepard, Paul H. and United States Army, "The pictorial history of the 493d Armored Field Artillery Battalion of the 12th Armored Division in the European Theater of Operations" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 31.
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