Originally Posted by Mike Irwin
The Germans also had very capable artillery, in many cases equal to or better than US artillery. US artillery held no special fears for them.
While the German artillery was at least as good as if not better than the American during WWII, US forces did have something in the later stages of the war that the Axis did not. That something was the proximity fuse. It was absolutely devastating when used against infantry in open areas. In that situation the proximity fuse was considerably more effective than the impact and timed fuses which had been around for decades prior to its development.
The Germans did indeed fear the American artillery and for good reason.