During World War II, there were relatively few AAA battalions that enjoyed stable attachments or assignments. Many battalions or elements of battalions were reassigned, attached and detached with confusing regularity. Often administrative and operational aspects of a battalion would be controlled by two separate higher headquarters. Elements of one battalion could be attached to another. Lengths of attachment also varied widely from a single day to the duration of the war. This makes it almost impossible to create a comprehensive table that traces the higher commands for every AAA unit throughout the war.
Yet, if you are attempting to trace the activity of a specific battalion and cannot locate its unit history, it is invaluable to know the Army organizations it fought with and when. At Army or Corps levels, this information may not be very practical. However, histories of Army Infantry, Armored and Airborne Divisions are readily accessible and useful, even to the casual researcher. Fortunately, divisional attachments for the European Theater of Operations are well documented. We have sorted this information by AAA battalion designation and present it here in Table One. This type of data for units in other theaters is still being researched and collated for posting.
Additional tables will soon be posted.
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