14 February 1945
Barnes, Hubert D.
Title: Headquarters 969th Field Artillery Battalion
The document is typed by Lt. Col. Hubert D. Barnes to the Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. The report begins on January 1, 1945. Once the troop was successful at Houffalize, Belgium, they marched to Selestat, France where the battalion joined the 1st French Division on January 21, 1945. The battalion was then attached to the 5th French Armored Division. Once released, they were attached to the 75th U.S. Infantry Division. Barnes notes there was no unusual activity that month; however, the battalion's effective strength was weakened due to casualties of the past month and lack of reinforcements.