175mm FDC

I’m curious to know if  know if Fire Direction Control on the 175 Guns used FADAC or was it done manually. I know FADAC was not available for the 155 Guns because they were never converted to the metric system but I’m sure the Army was using FADAC with the 175 Guns in Vietnam. Did the USMC use FADAC with them as well?

New Records Found

I was able to locate the Command Chronologies for 1st Guns for Mar69 to Dec69 in the National Archives and have ordered copies. This should allow me to “flesh out” the Battery History entries for that period. I’m still looking for the records from Jan70 to Oct70.

What do you know?

I think it’s ironic that the last firing position for 1st Guns in Vietnam in September of 1970 (Hill 55) is only 6 miles from its first firing position in March of 1966 and that platoons of Guns had been deployed there off and on as early as Apr66.

Danang locations


We’re thinking very seriously about holding a 1st Guns reunion on the East Coast late next winter or early next spring and would like to hear from anyone that served with the Guns in Nam or knows of anyone that may be interested in attending a 1st Guns reunion. Please reply if you are interested.