ARTILLERY: Slide-Rule Boys

No branch of the U.S. Army has a better combat record in World War II than the field artillery. It was good in World War I -when more than half all casualties (70% of American) were from artillery fire. In World War II it uses new, time-fire shells far more accurate than shrapnel and six times as destructive against personnel as regular shells which explode on the ground. It masses fire at speeds inconceivable 25 years ago. In seconds it can destroy targets that once took minutes, sometimes hours.

Largely responsible for such...

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