Symphony in B-Flak
A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF BATTERY B, 115TH AAA GUN BATTALION (MOBILE)
PRINTED BY FRIEDRICH PUSTET, REGENSBURG, GERMANY JULY,
WE humbly dedicate this work to the memory of
MEN OF BATTERY B:
YOUR contribution to the gigantic war effort in the European Theater was truly a "Symphony". Each of you was assigned an important part. You trained hard and long for it. You displayed energy, resourcefulness, courage, cheerfulness, and fairness in the execution of your assignments.
Many natural contrasts presented themselves. You came from all walks and stations of life. You submitted to a system of stern discipline to which you were unaccustomed. You fought in England, France, Luxembourg, and Germany -- each with its peculiar language and customs. You fought in all kinds of terrain, in all kinds of weather.
Yet withal any dissonance was drowned in the overall effect of your work. You worked together. You were a team. You enabled your Battery to accomplish well every mission assigned to it.
It was a magnificent symphony. It stirred the world. Your wives and
children, your mothers and
THIS is a historical narrative of Battery B, 115th AAA Gun Battalion (Mobile), from the date of its activation until July 1, 1945. It is presented to the members of the Battery as a souvenir of our experiences together in Antiaircraft Artillery.
Your actions have made this publication possible, and you have colored your actions with your sentiments. Herein both are recorded, in as straightforward a manner as possible. We feel that this is YOUR book, because it reflects YOUR contribubtion in the present emergency.
You may not find your name recorded in the narrative. We believed you would prefer the narrative to be as impersonal as possible, since we could not describe the experiences of all of you.
We hope that you will treasure this souvenir, and that in days to come, or possibly years, you will lift "Symphony In B-Flak" from the shelf, peruse it, and be back once again with your buddies, the boys of "Baker" Battery.