This is a little intimidating to be reaching out to many historians and experts on WWII history, but I need some enlightening. I have tried going through the WWII museum, they were no help. I reached out to my local WWII society, no dice. Even went as far as to sent a request form to a private researcher, nada. My grandfather fought in WWII, he never liked to talk about it but it wasn't until after his passing I became immensely interested in his service. In 2016, after my grandmother's passing, I inherited his WWII picture album with amazing snapshots he took overseas! It also has all his badges. But all the badges are from a lot of different things... I can list them all if needed. A historian I had asked about the patches had told me it was possible that my grandfather collected them since there were too many to be one person's and although it was possible he earned all of them, it wasn't probable - I beg to differ. My grandfather was not a collector. I can't see him collecting things that weren't his. Plus he didn't talk about the war, who would he be showing them off to? But I'm very confused about what he actually "did". My aunts and uncles pieced together what my grandfather had vaguely told them. So, here's what I've been told: He was the navigator on a B-24. He served in Guam. He saw Hiroshima after the bombings and was able to photograph it (and numerous pictures of Japanese officers, some drunk). His plane was shot down and crashed in the ocean either right before or after the end of the war. He also admitted to seeing victims in concentration camps, and at one point my grandmother said she believed he delivered supplies nearby a camp. We are so confused... Anyway, I have his discharge papers but can't find information on the squadron. 506 SV SQ 61 SV GP is what his discharge papers say under Organization. What does this all mean? And, yes, we tried the Archives... but they came back saying they couldn't find his file. I know everything after Hubbard burned up, but my grandfather's last name begins with a 'G', so I don't know why it's not able to be located. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!