US Use Of AAA Searchlights For Battlefield Illumination

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US Use Of AAA Searchlights For Battlefield Illumination

Post by Richard Stone » 30 Jan 2022 20:23

The attached series of reports discuss the use of searchlights for battlefield illumination in NWE during 1944 and 1945. The technique was pioneered by the British and adopted by the US starting in the December 1944. The majority of the searchlights were from AAA units and were operated by their troops.

These reports are from the US Army Combat Notes report series. Each report date is listed in the attachment title.

I will post additional reports about this subject shortly.
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 12 Dec 1944-1.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 12 Dec 1944-2.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 12 Dec 1944-3.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 6 Feb 1945.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 7 Feb 1945.png
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Re: US Use Of AAA Searchlights For Battlefield Illumination

Post by Richard Stone » 30 Jan 2022 20:29

These are the next series of reports.
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 22 Feb 1945-1.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 22 Feb 1945-2.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 2 March 1945.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 11 March 1945-1.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 11 March 1945-2.png
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Re: US Use Of AAA Searchlights For Battlefield Illumination

Post by Richard Stone » 31 Jan 2022 19:13

These are the last two reports.
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 17 March 1945-1.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 17 March 1945-2.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 19 March 1945-1.png
ComBatt Notes - Ground Searchlight - 19 March 1945-2.png
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