HQ., HQ. Det., 14th Ord. Bn. [Headquarters Detachment…14th Ordnance Battalion…for Meritorious Service…1 October 1944 to 1 May 1945].
Souvenir booklet issued by the Headquarters Detachment of the U.S. Army’s 14th Ordnance Battalion celebrating the bestowal of an award upon the unit for meritorious service. The post-Victory in Europe souvenir commemorates the unit’s service during the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe campaigns, from October 1944 to just after Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Color illustrations show a cartoon character representation of the unit and a “Service Award of Merit” patch.
Organized at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the 14th Ordnance Battalion previously had participated in the Normandy and Northern France campaigns, from June 6, 1944 to September 14, 1944. They were inactivated at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey in December 1945.¹
The souvenir is comprised of a list of over 40 personnel and their home addresses, a map, and the battalion’s war-time itinerary across Europe.
Description: HQ., HQ. Det., 14th Ord. Bn. [Headquarters Detachment…14th Ordnance Battalion…for Meritorious Service…1 October 1944 to 1 May 1945].
Deggendorf, Germany: [14th Ordnance Battalion, United States Army], . ff. Pamphlet. Approx. 8½ x 6 inches. Two bifoliums, stapled, with a thid bifolium tipped on. Color illustrations including cover; map. Near fine.
Note. 1. 216th Engineer Battalion | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) accessed online.