903d AAA Battalion
Fort Clayton, Canal Zone
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Photos: Robert Newell
AAA Battalion was stationed at Fort Clayton from some time in the
early '40s until about 1958, plus or minus a year or two.
Almost surely the 4th Battalion, that replaced us and most likely
kept two of our gun batteries.
Gary Strong has a photo of the area between the Miraflores locks and the third locks project that shows only a concrete foundation that probably was our motor pool.
There were four batteries in the battalion:
"A" Battery on the west side of the
Canal with headquarters adjacent to the Miraflores Locks,
I was stationed on the hill above
Pedro Miguel Locks when I arrived. When the Skysweeper guns
arrived, I was moved to a hill about five miles from Miraflores that
had been used to store dud ammunition for many years. It was quite
lively when the jungle caught fire one day. Later I was
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September 4, 2006