WWII Vet Describes Seeing Artillery Fall on Enemy Tanks Before Battle
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Lighting Up the Entire Town
Jack Moran, Staff Sergeant of the US Army, describes his experience during the Battle of the Bulge Combat and Crossing of the Rhine River, In the video, he describes a particular incident wherein he saw artillery fall on enemy tanks.
“We’re on a hill looking down on a valley, and the bottom was a town. The captain didn’t want us to go charging down because it was opened all the way and the Germans were down with tanks and machine guns firing at us.” Moran relates that the captain called in core artillery, firing long rifles.
This technique is actually called Time on Target – different calibers and distances are synchronized, arriving in a single thunderclap. They fire so that all the shells arrive at once.
“Looking down at the down, these 540 shells all arrived in the same second, and it just lit up that town like you wouldn’t believe. Greatest sight I ever saw in my life.” Moran said.