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#1 Becca_78

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:16 AM

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums. I'm trying to learn more about my grandfather's service in the U.S. Army in WWII. According to his paperwork, he was drafted in January of 1945 and stationed at Fort Bragg. He completed his training at Fort Wheeler in Georgia.

The papers also said he was a member of the 162nd Antiaircraft Operations Detachment. He arrived in Japan, I think, on July 4th 1945. He said that they were on guard duty and they cleaned up after the atomic bombing. He left in September of 1946.

I'm trying to fill in some of the gaps and maybe get into contact with some others that served with him or their families.

Thanks,
Rebecca

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#2 JagdtigerI

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:23 AM

Hello Rebecca and welcome to the forum. Post up a new thread about your grandfather here:

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:00 AM

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums. I'm trying to learn more about my grandfather's service in the U.S. Army in WWII. According to his paperwork, he was drafted in January of 1945 and stationed at Fort Bragg. He completed his training at Fort Wheeler in Georgia.

The papers also said he was a member of the 162nd Antiaircraft Operations Detachment. He arrived in Japan, I think, on July 4th 1945. He said that they were on guard duty and they cleaned up after the atomic bombing. He left in September of 1946.

I'm trying to fill in some of the gaps and maybe get into contact with some others that served with him or their families.

Thanks,
Rebecca


Welcome Rebecca. Post any of his papers for us to look at, maybe we help you better.

I am fairly certain, though, that he was not in Japan in July of 1945, as we were still very much at war with them at that time. They did not surrender until the next month and it was only then that US forces began to enter Japan.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:54 AM

Welcome, Rebecca! Good luck with your search...this will be the place to find out how to go about getting all your info you desire.
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#5 dgmitchell

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:32 AM

Welcome, Rebecca! This is a fine place and I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

Cheers!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:24 PM

Welcome Rebecca, Ihope you'll find some useful information here.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:01 PM

Rebecca,

Greetings from Denver, wishing you all the best in your search ;):)

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:04 AM

Hi Rebecca...welcome to the forums. Good luck with your research.




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