Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by mnmike21, Feb 6, 2008.
Model8. Here's the page I scanned showing your great uncle. Fourth row, fourth picture from left.
For you guys, I have the history of the 103rd leading up to 1942. It's too big for my scanner, but I can type it out and add to forum if you like.
Where did everybody go?
Hi MDJ696. Just heading down to Hamilton for a few days. Would you like me to take any photos of landmarks etc which would be of interest to your family? I thought your mother might like to see the changes that have occurred since she left.
Thanks. She passed away in 03. I have some 40s photos of N. Zealand, don"t know what there were of. The Preston' Plesly person you were looking for may have been a replacement or with I think, 172 Reg, was with the 43rd. Let me do some checking.
CEEJAY, i'm going to other house in mountains tomorrow to look in my dads book on 43rd Cav Recon. It has all the names in the back, I'll check to see if your guy is in there.
Thanks very much. Will look forward to hearing from you when you get back.
I appreciate you going to so much effort.
Many thanks, ceejay
Mdj696, thank you for the picture. I have not been to these forums for awhile, glad to see something finally turn up. I had never even seen what he looked like before.
Model 8. Is this your great uncle. You have to click on the pictures 3 times to enlarge to see name and picture.
General Hester, Commanding General 43rd Div, Camp Shelby 1942. Able to copy on scanner. May have to click on image 3 times to blow it up.
Here's my dad in Company C, before being assigned 43rd Cavalry Recon Troops, Company A. Row 5, 3rd picture from left. Jewitt D. Jones.
Here's my dads Company patch, with the 43rd Div.
Ceejay, got to look through entire book for Mr. Preston. Searched everything from Generals to Privates, Band, Anti-tank, medical, Hqs. Unable to find him. Seems he was with an other detachment or regiment under the 43rd. Hav'nt got to my 43rd Cavalry Recon book yet. Friend been diagnosed with advaved alzymers and dementia. Other book does'nt have pictures. I hav'nt given up looking for him.
Thanks MDJ696, I appreciate all the effort you are going to. Have you come across the surname Preston with a different christian name at all? I'm beginning to wonder if he used his middle name.
No Prestons at all.
This seems to be an old thread, but i am looking for similiar info. My great uncle George Dudley was with the 103rd regiment. He was wounded July 25th 1943 near Munda. He later died in 1945 as a result of his wounds. I am also looking for any battle details that he may have been invoved in. Any info would be appreciated.
I am trying to find out about my dads service with the 103rd regiment
His name was Joe Kirlin and served in 1945 and went to Japan with the regiment
If your dad was with them in 45 he may have been a replacement. My book shows 103rd in 1942. My dad acquired enough point
s to return to the states early, not having to go to japan. i'll check my book anyway.
Bonner. I check my 1942 Camp Shelby book 103rd Regiment, couldn't find your dad in it.
Looking for information on where to find unit records for decorations for the 103rd Inf Regt, New Georgia. I am researching for a friend who was with Co. H, 103rd until the Munda Airfield battle. When he was discharged from the Naval Hosptital in New Caledonia he volunteered for the 5307th Composite Unit (Merrill's Mauraders). He believes he should have recieved the Purple Heart from the 103rd but there is no record. His service record is sketchy for the period and many records were lost in the 1973 St. Louis fire. Any help would be appreciated.