Devens December 21 Event tells Story of the 333rd

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Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 12/12/2013 06:32:07 AM EST

DEVENS — Fort Devens Museum presents another in its series of Saturday afternoon programs at 1 p.m. on Dec. 21 at 94 Jackson Road.

This time the focus is on an African-American unit, the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, part of the U.S. VIII Corps Artillery in World War II.

The 333rd fired 155mm howitzers from landing craft in order to clear the way onto Utah Beach in the Normandy invasion.  It supported the 2nd Infantry Division, advancing across France, but its greatest honors came in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest.

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