Service of the piece, 8-inch gun M1 and 240-MM howitzer M1. Page: 3
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4. COMPOSITION. The personnel of a howitzer sec-
tion consists of:
a. A chief of section.
b. A howitzer squad (a gunner and nine can-
noneers, numbered from 1 to 9).
c. An ammunition squad (an ammunition cor-
poral and nine cannoneers, numbered from 10 to
d. An artillery mechanic.
e. Two drivers.
5. FORMATION. a. Order of formation. The howitzer
section is formed at normal interval as in figure
1. Drivers and higher numbered cannoneers, if
present, form to the left of the mechanic or as
directed by the chief of section.
b. To form. (1) The place of formation is indicated
in the commands given, for example, 1. IN
REAR OF THE PIECE, or 1. ON THE ROAD FACING
THE PARK, 2. FALL IN. The chief of section
shows the gunner where the right of the section is
to rest, takes position 2 paces in front of and fac-
ing the place where the center of the section is to
rest, and repeats the command, FALL IN. The
gunner hastens to the point where the right of the
section is to rest, facing in the proper direction.
Other members of the section move at the double
time and fall in at attention in their proper places.
(2) For the first formation of the howitzer sec-
tions for any drill or exercise, the caution, "As
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United States. War Department. Service of the piece, 8-inch gun M1 and 240-MM howitzer M1., book, February 1946; Washington, D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11813/m1/9/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.