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3d Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery

Constituted 18 June 1861 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 5th Regiment of Artillery

Organized 14 June 1961 at Fort Greble, Pennsylvania

Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 50th Company, Coast Artillery, Artillery Corps

Redesignated 2 February 1907 as the 50th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated in July 1916 as the 1st Company, Fort Levert [Maine]

Redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 9th Company, Coast Defenses of Portland

Redesignated 1 June 1922 as the 50th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated 1 July 1924 as Battery B, 5th Coast Artillery, and inactivated in the Coast defense of Portland

Activated 15 January 1941 at Fort Wadsworth, New York

Inactivated 19 April 1944 at Camp Rucker, Alabama

Disbanded 26 June 1944

Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army

Redesignated 12 August 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Missile Battalion, 5th Artillery (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 1 September 1958 at Bedford, Massachusetts

(Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Missile Battalion, 5th Artillery, consolidated 26 August 1960 with Battery A, 5th Field Artillery Battalion [constituted in 1861], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Missile Battalion, 5th Artillery)

Redesignated 20 December 1965 as the 3d Battalion, 5th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated (less former Battery A, 5th Field Artillery Battalion) 1 September 1971 as the 3d battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery (former Battery A, 5th Field Artillery Battalion, concurrently designated as 3d Battalion, 5th Field Artillery–hereafter separate lineage)

3d Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, inactivated 13 September 1972 at Coventry, Rhode Island

Activated 1989 and assigned to the 3d Armored Division in Germany using personnel and equipment from the 3d Battalion, 61st Air Defense Artillery

Inactivated in Germany

 

 

 

 

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