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trying to make sense of my fathers record at nara site

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  1. watilson

    watilson New Member

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    this is the information i got from
    http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=4341&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=11675,11660,11679,11667,11669,11676,11672,11673&bc=sl,fd&cl_11673=063&op_11673=null&nfo_11673=V,3,1900&rpp=20&pg=22&rid=24828&rlst=24803,24805,24818,24828,24846,24871,24943,24948,24949,24975
    my father never spoke of his time in the war other than to say he was a pow I would love any information anyone would have about him or those he served with

    Field Title Value Meaning SERIAL NUMBER 33120053 33120053 NAME WILSON ESTILE T WILSON ESTILE T GRADE, ALPHA SGT Sergeant GRADE CODE 5 Captain or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Asst. director of nurses or Chief dietitian or Chief physical therapy aides or Sergeant or Technician 4th Grade or Lieutenant or Petty Officer, 3rd Class SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY ARM OR SERVICE INF Infantry ARM OR SERVICE CODE 10 INF: INFANTRY DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 30 30 DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 11 11 DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944 RACIAL GROUP CODE STATE OF RESIDENCE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 740 Branch Immaterial/Infantry Division Band/Dental Corps/Medical Department PARENT UNIT NUMBER 0179 0179 PARENT UNIT TYPE 06 Group/Regiment/Commands/System AREA 76 European Theatre: France LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 14 14 LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 06 06 LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945 SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official. STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY CAMP 063 Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome to the Forum, Watilson.

    I replied to your other topic before I saw this. As I mentioned, the "Parent Unit" indicates he served with the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division. You have enough information to request his OMPF (Official Military Personnel File) from the NARA.
     
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