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Grandfather's Final Payment Worksheet

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  1. danb

    danb New Member

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    I am trying to do some research on my grandfather who served in World War II. In a records request all we could find was his Final Payment Work Sheet (see attached). I am trying to find anything about where he served, etc. He worked on the railroad his whole life - and I know he did that in the Army.

    From what I can tell on the worksheet - and from web searching some of the acronyms, it looks like he was in the ASF (Army Service Forces). Also, his station in the end was Fort Douglas, Utah. From what I could tell this was the headquarters for Army Service Forces' Ninth Service Command. I couldn't find much on the web about this Command.

    Near his name at the top it says "Tec 5". Anyone know what this means"

    Also, under his name it states: "ASF F W M 365 RR 1-1 X". Anyone know what this may mean? Again, I think ASF is Army Service Forces.

    Also, below under remarks there is this: "Trfd as T/5 per 1st Ind ASF NYPE CP Kilmer, NJ.". Again, not sure what this all means either - although I believe Kilmer, NJ was a transfer station to Europe. I know my grandfather served in Europe. He never liked to talk about his time over there.

    Also interested in what the section "Army Component" above may mean. It says F and then NH and then AUS.

    Take a look at this record and let me know if you have any insight into this. It would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    Tech 5 or T/5 was a rank. He held a technical specialty with a pay grade equivalent to a corporal, but without the command authority of a corporal.

    "ASF F W M 365 RR 1-1 X" is likely a telex routing code and is probably meaningless. Yes, ASF is Army service Forces.

    "Trfd as T/5 per 1st Ind ASF NYPE CP Kilmer, NJ." He was transferred to the Separation Center at Fort Douglas, Utah when he arrived at Camp Kilmer, NJ from overseas. Camp Kilmer was the Army camp associated with the New York Port of Entry (NYPE). The "1st Ind" refers to a 1st Indorsement (traditional US Army spelling) to his orders when he arrived at Camp Kilmer...in effect it was a conformation that he was supposed to go on to Fort Douglas for separation.

    The Army Component he served with was AUS - Army of the United States (it included all personnel drafted or volunteered as well as federalized National Guardsmen), as opposed to the RA or Regular Army. The F and NH appear to be above that line and may refer to something else, since there was no other Army Component.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Fold3_Page_1_Selective_Service_Registration_Cards_World_War_II_Multiple_Registrations(4).jpg

    I assume this is his draft card. I know it doesn't help much, but it's nice to see.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Louis, where did you find that ?
     
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    Fantastic information - thanks Richard.
     
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    Lou - this is awesome, thank you!
     
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    I too would be interested to know where you found this Lou,
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    I found it at Fold3. I should have posted the link. Sorry. No other information that I could see.
     

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