62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)

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62nd Air Defense Artillery regiment
62nd Coast Artillery Regiment COA.png
Coat of arms
Active1917
CountryUSA
BranchArmy
TypeAir defense artillery
SizeRegiment
Motto"Nitimur in Alta" (We Aim at High Things)
MascotOozlefinch
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia62 ADA Bde DUI.png
 
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62nd Air Defense Artillery regiment
62nd Coast Artillery Regiment COA.png
Coat of arms
Active1917
CountryUSA
BranchArmy
TypeAir defense artillery
SizeRegiment
Motto"Nitimur in Alta" (We Aim at High Things)
MascotOozlefinch
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia62 ADA Bde DUI.png

The 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment is an Air Defense Artillery regiment in the United States Army.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

Constituted 10 December 1917 as the 62nd Artillery (CAC). Activated at Fort Winfield Scott 7 January 1918. Assigned to 33rd Brigade CAC, and shipped to Camp Mills New York arrived in France 21 July 1918; returned from France 19 February 1919, Demoblized at Camp Eustis March 1919.

Battalion expanded to a regiment 27 August 1922 with HHB, Service Battery, HH&CT 1st Battalion, and nine lettered firing batteries as follows.

Regiment Redesignated from 62nd Artillery (AA)(CAC) to 62nd Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment on 1 July 1924. and reorganized.

Regiment moved to Camp Kilmer, NJ. and staged for overseas shipment. sailed for United Kingdom on 6 August 1942.

62nd Coast Artillery (AA) disbanded 4 December 1943.

62nd AAA Battalion moved to Italy 7 July 1944 and landed in southern France 16 August 1944. inactivated 13 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer

Current units[edit]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gyronny of six embattled Azure and Gules, a circle of sixteen mullets Argent.

Units of the 62d Coast Artillery Regiment, from which the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion descended, participated in six wars- The War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the Philippine Insurrection. This participation is symbolized by the six embattled sectors. At the time the first unit was organized the uniforms worn by the Artillery were dark blue faced with scarlet, and there were sixteen states in the Union, commemorated by the blue and red of the shield and the sixteen mullets, respectively.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 62d Coast Artillery Regiment on 21 February 1929. It was redesignated for the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 23 August 1949. It was redesignated for the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 4 January 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 62d Artillery Regiment on 19 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 62d Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

Coat of arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

Gyronny of six embattled Azure and Gules, a circle of sixteen mullets Argent.

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, on a saltire Azure fimbriated Argent two arrows of the last, all entwined with a serpent Vert. Motto: NITIMUR IN ALTA (We Aim At High Things).

Symbolism[edit]

Units of the 62d Coast Artillery Regiment, from which the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion descended, participated in six wars- The War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the Philippine Insurrection. This participation is symbolized by the six embattled sectors. At the time the first unit was organized the uniforms worn by the Artillery were dark blue faced with scarlet, and there were sixteen states in the Union, commemorated by the blue and red of the shield and the sixteen mullets, respectively.

The saltire is from the Confederate flag and is blue to indicate that the service during the Civil War was with the Northern Army. The two arrows represent the Indian Wars and the serpent the Mexican War.

Background[edit]

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 62d Coast Artillery Regiment on 21 February 1929. It was redesignated for the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 23 August 1949. It was redesignated for the 62d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 4 January 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 62d Artillery Regiment on 19 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 62d Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

Campaign streamers[edit]

War of 1812

Mexican War

Indian Wars

Cival War

War with Spain

Philippine Insurrection

World War II

Decorations[edit]

none

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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