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563rd AAA

Discussion in 'What Granddad did in the War' started by WoosleyJC, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. WoosleyJC

    WoosleyJC New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am the grandson of Caswell Woosley who served in the 563rd. I am looking for any other people who have relatives living for past that also served in this unit. I can share lots of pictures and stories from what I remember my grandfather telling and showing me. Pictures to come
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    Here's a blog post by someone who just recently lost her father. He was a veteran of the 563rd. You should be able to contact her through the comments section.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    My grandfather, Cpl Walter Hastings served in the 563rd AAA AW BN during WWII. He was from Staten Island, NY and passed away before I was born. His service record was destroyed in the St Louis fire back in the 1970a and the book written by Walt cross only mentioned his name in the index. I am hoping to find anyone that may have known him, what his contribution to the unit was, or even might have a picture of him. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    It's not much, but here is a newspaper clip from when he (or someone with the same name and from Staten Island) returned home from the war.

    http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2018/New%20York%20NY%20Sun/New%20York%20NY%20Sun%201946/New%20York%20NY%20Sun%201946%20-%200441.pdf
     
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    My grandfather, Angelo Tamburlin, was a Sergeant in the 563rd AAA. Unfortunately I don't have any specific stories to share, though as a young kid I did attend a number of reunions with him. It'd be great if there was additional info floating out there to help paint a better picture of his general experience in the war. I know this is a old thread but I figured it was worth a post.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Nice to have you around, Mike. The book I mentioned above is as complete a record as there is, I think. You can buy it (I think I saw a copy on ebay), or you can go to your local library to see if it's available as an inter-library loan.
     
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    Hi. I did come across that book about the same time as my post. I plan to order a copy. Thanks!
     
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    Hi, my grandfather Harvey Lehman was a corporal in Battery B 563rd Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 2nd platoon. He is interested in having me write back soon with some information and stories regarding his experience during the war.
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    Look forward to your post!
     

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