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119th DBP Co?

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Matt B, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Matt B

    Matt B New Member

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    Hello,
    First time posting. My grandfather was a Tech 4 in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater. He was an auto mechanic 014, 2nd Echelon. His arm of service is listed as Infantry and he did 12 weeks of Infantry training. He spent 1 year 17 days state side and 2 years 6 months and 11 days in the Pacific. He was in the New Guinea and Southern Philippines Campaigns and has GO 33 WD 45 as amended next to them. He received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze star devices, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.

    My two main questions are: his Organization on his discharge papers is listed as 119th DBP Co, I cannot for the life of me figure out what unit this is.

    He also had an ASR score of 98 points, I can come up with 62 points using the criteria that is described in google searches.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    I also attempted to pull his file from the National Archives, they must have been destroyed in the fire because all that came back was a pay disbursement booklet. I have his discharge papers, but that is it.
     
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  2. KMZgirl

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    Good morning and welcome! I can't be much help, but wanted to ask a few questions. What was his name? DOB? Can you possibly post a copy of the separation papers?

    ASR: Did you figure 1 pt stateside and 2 points overseas? 12pts per dependent? 5pts Decorations and devices?

    I am googling like mad but can't find 119th DBP Co. Someone here probably already knows what it is. Help will be along shortly. This would have been the last unit served, possibly just attached to get home from overseas, not necessarily his main unit.
     
  3. Matt B

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    Hi, thanks for replying.

    His name was Mario Bombace DOB: May 12, 1922 Army Serial Number: 12064905

    I counted 1pt stateside and 1 pt overseas. Didn’t realize overseas time was worth 2 points. That makes a bit more sense. He had zero dependents at the time.

    I know for sure he went to Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and then was in Hiroshima after they dropped the bomb. I do recall him saying he stayed in a Warehouse where they built the midget submarines that attacked Pearl Harbor.

    The only thing I can ever recall about him saying anything about his units is that the initial infantry unit he was assigned to went to Normandy for D-day and he ended up in the Pacific.
     
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    Just a wild quess. DBP ... D=Depot. B=Base. P=?
     
  5. KMZgirl

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    Do you know where he went to basic training? Just curious because my dad was initially at Camp Barkeley, Texas for basic/infantry training. Those guys ended up in Normandy, he went to the Pacific. Probably happened to a lot of guys though.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    On thing to remember is that the unit on his discharge papers may only be the unit to which he was assigned for the purpose of processing his discharge from the Army. He may have only been with that unit for a matter of a few weeks after the War. I think you should start by looking for an Infantry Division that fought in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, and was on Occupation Duty in Japan after the War. The 32nd ID would be a good candidate, since they were also in Australia prior to New Guinea.

    It might be worth considering hiring a researcher to track down his unit down to Company level.
     
  7. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Could you post an image of his discharge papers?
     

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