"The 284th Field Artillery Battalion spent eight and two-third months in combat. Like practically all corps artillery units, Helpmate was never pulled out of the line for rest and rehabilitation, or to assimilate replacements, as were many of the units which the battalion supported. Divisions came and divisions went, boundaries were shifted, units were changed, but generally the corps artillery units remained where they were until a change in the situation permitted them to displace forward....[H]elpmate fired over 98,500 rounds in support of [inftantry units]."  After-action Report, 1945


A gun position in a hot spot


5th Infantry Division
26th Infantry Division
65th Infantry Division
76th Infantry Division
80th Infantry Division
90th Infantry Division
94th Infantry Division
95th Infantry Division
10th Armored Division
3rd Armored Cavalry Group
16th Armored Cavalry Group
11th Armored Group
5th Ranger Battalion


Presidential Unit Citation

Four Bronze Battle Stars:
Northern France
Central Europe

Commendations  (Click to see)