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Help with info on my grandfather-US army

Article about: I have very little info on my grandfathers service in the US army during ww2, minus his medals and a copy of his Honorable Discharge paper, he had passed before i was born, so i never got th

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    Default Help with info on my grandfather-US army

    I have very little info on my grandfathers service in the US army during ww2, minus his medals and a copy of his Honorable Discharge paper, he had passed before i was born, so i never got the chance to meet him. The NARA site is currently down, and ancestry.com is of no help. Ive read that the fire at the St louis office in 1973 destroyed 80% of all army personnel records, making it quite hard to locate documents, but i had read that MANY of these records were on loan to the Vetrans Administration at the time, so its hard to determine which files had been lost.

    What interests me is the complete lack of any information regarding the 907th Air Engineering Squadron on the internet, and why would a teletype mechanic posses qualifications for a machine gun and carbine, as opposed to the standard rifle and pistol 'quals?

    I appreciate any and all help and information provided!


    this is what ive got - photos of his discharge paper (i have the form in the picture), and i shall list everything on the form (by box #)



    1. Name - Basore Robert E
    2. Army Serial # - 36538310
    3. Grade - PFC
    4. Arm or Service - AAF
    5. Component - AUS
    6. Organization - 907th Air ENGR SQ (i can NOT find ANY reference of a 907th anywhere)
    7. Date of Separation - 6 Nov 45
    8. Place of Separation - Sep center Camp Grant Illinois
    9. Permanent Address - 90 Blaine ST Pontiac 17 Michigan
    10. Date of Birth - 12 July 1922
    11. Place of birth - Hooversville Penn
    12. Adress from which employment will be sought - see 9
    13. Color Eyes - brown
    14. Color Hair - brown
    15. height - 5'8
    16. Weight - 155 lbs
    17. No. Depend. - 2
    18. Race - White
    19. Marital Status - Married
    20. US citizen - Yes
    21. Machine Operator 010

    Military History (sub heading)
    22. Date of Induction - 24 Oct 42
    23. Date of Enlistment - (empty)
    24. Date of entry into Active Service - 24 Oct 42
    25. Place of Entry into Service - Pontiac Michigan

    Selective service data (sub heading)
    26. Registered - Yes
    27. Local S.S board no. - (empty)
    28. County and state - (empty)
    29. Home address at time of entry into service - see 9

    30. Military Occupational Specialty and No. - Teletype Mechanic 239
    31. Military Qualification and date - Expert with : MG / Marksman with : Carbine
    32. Battles and Campaigns - Northern France, Rhineland
    33. Decorations and Citations - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon w/2 bronze battle stars, American Campaign Medal, 4 overseas Service Bars, 1 Service stripe, World War II Victory Medal
    34. Wounds received in action - None
    35. Latest Immunization dates
    Smallpox - Vac'd Oct 44
    Typhoid - Stim jun 44
    Tetanus - Stim jun 44
    36. Service Outside Continental US and Return
    Date of Departure - Destination - Date of Arrival
    19 Aug 43 - ETO - 25 Aug 43
    10 Aug 45 - USA - 24 Aug 45
    37. Total Length Of Service
    Continental Service - 1 year 7 days
    Foreign Service - 2 years 6 days
    38. Highest Grade Held - CPL (grandpa mustve had an authority problem, he was PFC when he was discharged)
    39. Prior Service - None
    40. Reason and Authority for separation - Conv of Govt RR 1-1 (Demobilization) AR 615-365 DTD 15 DEC 44
    41. Service Schools attended - 17 Weeks Teletype Mechanic
    42. Education (years) - grammar - 8 Highschool 3


    Pay Data (sub heading)
    43. Longevity for pay purposes - 3 years 13 days
    44. Mustering out. Pay - $300 total. $100 - this payment
    45. Soldier Deposits - None
    46. Travel Pay - $19.15
    47. Total Amount. Name of Dispersing Officer - $135.89 G F DOLBEAR CAPT FD


    Insurance Notice (sub heading)
    46. Kind of Insurance - Nat. Serv.
    49. How paid - Allotment
    50. Effective Date of allotment Discontinuance - 30 Nov 45
    51. Date of Next Premium due- 31 dec 45
    52. Premium due each month - $6.50
    53. Intention of Vetran to - Continue
    53. Right thumb print - in ink
    55. Remarks - Lapel Button Issued. ASR Score (2 Sep 45) 80
    also present is a rubber stamp that reads - Application for (something) allowance Public law #346
    Made through : State - Michigan Date - 2-14-46
    56. Signature of person being Seperated - grandfathers sig
    57. Personell Officer - Michael B Tornatore 1st LT A C

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    i keep getting a Server Not Found error when i try to access that link, or even the main page at archives.gov for that matter

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    i keep getting a Server Not Found error when i try to access that link, or even the main page at archives.gov for that matter
    Works here check your peer block(if you use it)/firewall settings etc

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    hrm, after temporarily disabling my security software, i still cannot access the nara site.

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    link dont work for me either.
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    It is up look - my PC time is AEST (Aussie Time)

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    Thats really odd rene, thank you for the link though, and hopefully ill be able to gain access soon!

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    Thats really odd rene, thank you for the link though, and hopefully ill be able to gain access soon!
    No Wukkas just trying to help and Welcome to this mess I hope you enjoy Mate- it's a great place

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    wukkas = worries?

    ozzie slang is so hard to understand, im barely used to my kiwi cousins and all their odd words lol

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