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41st Field Artillery Regiment
41FA Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto(s) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Branch color Scarlet
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 141 REG Crest.svg

The 41st Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

Constituted 26 August 1918 in the Regular Army as the 41st Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)

Demobilized 22 December 1918 at Fort Monroe, Virginia

  • Reconstituted 15 January 1921 in the Regular Army as the Hawaiian Railway Battalion

Organized 22 December 1921 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii

  • Redesignated 1 June 1922 as the 41st Artillery Battalion (Railway) (Coast Artillery Corps)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1924 as the 41st Coast Artillery

  • Inactivated (less 1st Battalion) 30 June 1931 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii

Activated (less 1st Battalion) 21 April 1942 at Fort Hase, Hawaii

  • Disbanded (less Batteries A, D, and G) 25 May 1944 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii (Batteries D and G - hereafter separate lineages) (Battery A concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 831st Coast Artillery Battery; disbanded 13 August 1944 at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii)
  • 1st Battalion, 41st Coast Artillery, and the 831st Coast Artillery Battery reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with the 41st Field Artillery Battalion (active) (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 41st Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 41st Infantry Division

Relieved 6 April 1951 from assignment to the 3rd Infantry Division (United States)

Assigned 2 December 1954 to the 3d Infantry Division

Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 31 July 1959 as the 41st Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as the 41st Field Artillery

Withdrawn 16 August 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

  • ANNEX

Constituted 5 July 1918 in the National Army as the 41st Field Artillery and assigned to the 14th Division

Organized 10 August 1918 at Camp Custer, Michigan

Demobilized 6 February 1919 at Camp Custer, Michigan

Reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 41st Field Artillery

Redesignated 1 October 1940 as the 41st Field Artillery Battalion, assigned to the 3d Division (later redesignated as the 3d Infantry Division), and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

Distinctive unit insignia[edit | edit source]

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a bend barry of eight Argent, of the field and Azure repeated, overall a broad arrow Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” in Black letters.

  • Symbolism

The bend, from the coat of arms approved for the former 41st Coast Artillery Regiment and the broad arrow from that of the 41st Field Artillery Battalion, symbolize the consolidation of these two units. The bend carries the eight bars of the old Hawaiian flag and arms indicating the origin of the 41st Coast Artillery Regiment as companies of the Coast Defenses of Honolulu. The broad arrow was used in the coat of arms of the 41st Field Artillery Battalion to symbolize celerity of movement and shock of impact.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 41st Field Artillery Battalion on 11 January 1952. It was redesignated for the 41st Artillery Regiment on 15 April 1958. It was amended to change the description by addition of symbolism for charges taken from the original coat of arms on 26 July 1963. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 41st Field Artillery Regiment.

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

  • Blazon
  • Shield

Gules, a bend barry of eight Argent, of the field and Azure repeated, overall a broad arrow Or.

  • Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules a four-headed wyvern without wings of the first scaled Azure and langued Or grasping a mace Silver with seven spikes Gold charged with a roundel parti per pale Gules and Vert. Motto MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    • Symbolism
  • Shield

The bend, from the coat of arms approved for the former 41st Coast Artillery Regiment and the broad arrow from that of the 41st Field Artillery Battalion, symbolize the consolidation of these two units. The bend carries the eight bars of the old Hawaiian flag and arms indicating the origin of the 41st Coast Artillery Regiment as companies of the Coast Defenses of Honolulu. The broad arrow was used in the coat of arms of the 41st Field Artillery Battalion to symbolize celerity of movement and shock of impact.

  • Crest

The four heads of the wyvern refer to the unit's four spearhead attacks in World War II. Blue and white are the colors of the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3d Division to which the organization is assigned. The mace and the red and green colors, from the arms of Colmar, France, refer to the unit's distinguished action during the capture of that city for which it was awarded three unit decorations. Red, green and white, the colors of the national flag of Italy, allude to the organization's action at Anzio.

  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 41st Field Artillery Battalion on 11 January 1952. It was redesignated for the 41st Artillery Regiment on 15 April 1958. It was amended to change the description by addition of symbolism for charges taken from the original coat of arms on 26 July 1963. The coat of arms was amended to add a crest on 21 April 1966. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 41st Field Artillery Regiment.

Current configuration[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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