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409th AAA Battalion

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  1. JTAY

    JTAY Member

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    I'm new here and been trying to find any information on My dads service
    I've been able to track him to Corsica where the 409th AAA Bn. was disbanded ,I was told he was sent as a replacement to the Seventh Army, I can't verify that .Does anybody know when a Battalion ws disbanded did the whole group go as a whole or is each individual soldier sent somewhere. And is Shelby L Stanton order of battle book the best out there?
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Stanton's book is pretty good. Can't say it is best, I have nothing really to compare it to.

    Most likely he was sent to a Replacement Depot (Repple Depple) and then sent as an individual to an infantry division as an infantry replacement. This was due to the discovery that the USAAF and the RAF had more or less cleared the skies above the battlefield of German aircraft and the need for the large number of AAA battalions lessened as the need for infantry replacements increased.

    Do you have his DD214?
     
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    I have his discharge papers i dont know what a DD214 is
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    that'll do, can you scan and post it?
     
  5. JTAY

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    I think we got it , I'm sending it now
     

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    I don't know if that got through to you ,or if it wil be readable,thanks for responding to my question , i saw one of your earlier posts concerning the 409th AAA.
     
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    My Uncle Nick was a member of the 214th AAA, which spent nine
    months on Corsica in 1944. The 214th then went to France where,
    by December, 78 men were sequestered for the 7th Army, which,
    as indicated above, was desperately short of infantrymen.

    I mention this because I had found the operational histories of the
    214th AAA at the NARA, College Park, MD. It is probable that the
    Archives has the records of the 409th, which would be available
    for a fee ($0.75 per page).


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

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    I'll look at closer tonight.
     
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    Thanks for the info. My dad has close to the same timeline, I got most of the information I have from W.W.2 Connections a couple of years ago, I don't think their around anymore.I was told the 409th was disbanded in France in Dec1944 and sent to the Seventh i can't verify any of that . Is NARA something I would have to do in person? I'm on the left coast.
     
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    No, you can do this via the web by establishing an account with the
    NARA. See this thread and the links I provided:

    http://www.ww2f.com/military-servic...arch/22887-need-help-research.html#post407159


    Dave
     
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    Thanks again for you time and the info, I'm on my way.
     
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    JTay,
    Are you still looking for info on the 409AAA?
    My dad was in Btry B 409AAA

    Larry
     
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    Your father departed Le Havre, France, September 10, 1945. Sailing on the USS Le Jeune AP-74, he arrived at the New York Port of Embarkation September 18, 1945.

    Richard V. Horrell
     
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    Hey sorry I gave up on my search,I've just started up again,hope your still around and yes I would be interested in any information you might have. John
     
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    My dad was in B Battery, part of the director crew.
    What I know;
    Sept 10, 1942 - date of Induction
    Oct 3, 1942 - Arrives at Fort Bliss
    May 8, 1943 - Boarded the USS Lyons in Norffolk Va.
    May 9, 1943 - left Newport News for overseas
    May 23, 1943 - Arrived in Oran North Africa
    Sept 20, 1943 ( D+11 operation Avelanche) - on Italian soil at Paestrum
    April 8, 1944 - Arrives in Corsica -( I think for the invasion of southern France Operation Dragoon)
    Nov 9, 1944 - Arrives in Marseilles
    Jan 1, 1945 - outfit broken up, 3235 Ordnance Depot Co. formed
    March 30, 1945 -Arrived in Worms Germany
    July 20, 1945 - back in France, Calas prepares for trip home
    Aug 3, 1945 Receives Discharge Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa

    My dad kept a travel log, so I have a bunch more city, towns and dates.

    Larry
     
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    My Dad was also a member of Battery B 409 AAA. He was from Bedford, PA. One location you did not mention, and maybe your father was not there was he spent several months prior to N. Africa at Fort Tilden NY. While there he met my mother. Where at, none other Coney Island.

    Unfortunately, he died when I was 12. So I don't have much info on his time overseas and my memory of him fade. Any further info you might have on this unit that you can share would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks in advance....
     
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    I'm just doing research on my Dad now and came across your posts. My Dad was also in the 409 AAA Battery B and his timeline follows what you list up until January 1945, he was put into the 61 Signal AW Det then. Do you know how many personnel were in a Battery like this? Looks like a couple people posting here had their fathers in this unit.
     

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