ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY PATCHES OF WORLD WAR II
(from the Dave Kaufman Collection)

575th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled)

 
 

   The 575th entered combat in Europe on December 18, 1944, in time to participate in the Battle of the Bulge. Primarily attached to the 11th Armored Division for the majority of their time in the ETO (23 Dec 44 – 24 May 45), the battalion also saw action with the 87th Infantry Division in February/March 1945. The 575th was credited with 15-3/4 enemy planes destroyed, 3 probably destroyed, and 8 damaged. A short history of the 575th can be found here.





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