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403 AAA Battalion

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  1. MWagner

    MWagner New Member

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    Hello,

    Trying to get started on some research on my Dad. He was a T5 with the 403rd AAA Battalion for I believe most of his time in the MTO. I have his discharge paper in good shape and see that his campaigns list the following:

    Napls - Foggia, North Appennines, PO Valley , Rome-Arno.

    His separation qualification record his army occupational assignment as a Power Plant Operator on 40MM and 90MM Anti-Aircraft guns.

    He was wounded 2/1/45

    Any help on getting started researching his battalion would be very much appreciated. He was in Gun Section 4?
     
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    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the site MWagner.

    Lots of resources here, but this is an intro forum soit might have been overlooked. Try the Info Requests area, you will get better results.
     
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    Thanks, I'll look them up. I've been reading the Center for Military Histories (MTO) Salerno to Cassino and Cassino to the Alps.
    I've learned they were part of Task Force 45 until 7/31/44 then they were redeployed. I have a few pictures of his gun section taken in Corsica I believe, and him in Santa Maria and Florence (At least labeled that way in his scrapbook). If I can figure out how to upload pictures under the size limit I'll upload them to the other section Otto suggested. There is an easier read on Task Force 45 I found in the Coast Artillery Journal Nov/Dec 1947 titled "Activities of the 45th AAA Brigade by Colonel Gerald G. Gibbs
     

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