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This Brigade was organized September 23, 1940. The Commanding General is Brigadier General William A. March. It is composed of the Headquarters Battery, 73rd Field Artillery Brigade (Corps) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 141st Field Artillery (the Washington Artillery) from New Orleans, and the 166th Field Artillery drawn mainly from in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and from what is known as up-state Pennsylvania. The 155mm gun, tractor drawn regiment, the 190th Field Artillery, was formerly the 103rd Cavalry and is composed of units from the central and western part of the state of Pennsylvania. The Brigade Headquarters, when formed, was converted from the Headquarters 22nd Cavalry Division, Headquarters 52nd Cavalry Brigade and Headquarters 122nd Medical Squadron which had a history dating back to 1921, having been so organized when the National Guard of the United States was reorganized under the National Defense Act.

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United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 73rd Field Artillery Brigade, 141st Field Artillery, 166th Field Artillery, 190th Field Artillery, Camp Shelby, Mississippi


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Pictorial review Seventy-third Field Artillery Brigade, 1941

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