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SEARCHLIGHT UNIT Introduction
The primary history of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion (Semimobile) was prepared in 1945 following the cessation of hostilities. The history follows the battalion from its date of activation, through an icy winter at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois; a hot, wet summer in the swamps of Pender County, North Carolina; six months in England; and plenty of action from D+12 through V-E Day in its march across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and deep into Germany with the Allied armies. No other searchlight battalion and few other combat organizations can claim a record the equal of the 225th. The battalion was dispersed across as many as three countries at one time as it fought its way into Germany, and, on occasion, saw combat from the First and Ninth Army areas in the north, through the Third Army area, and into the Seventh Army area to the south.

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