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Sources to Find the Division My Great Uncle was In

Discussion in 'What Granddad did in the War' started by A.C., Feb 22, 2018.

  1. A.C.

    A.C. New Member

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    I have started to wonder what my great uncle's division was during World War II. I will admit, I haven't started much research on it yet. I was going to see if I could find some pictures of him in uniform to see if I can find him with his division's patch showing. Are there any suggestions on ways to find his division other than looking through tons of photos? Thanks.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Do you have access to his separation documents? I think that would be a good place to start. Do you care to share his name? That would give us a handle on who he was and would help in research.
     
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    Cemetery memorials sometimes include the unit, if it's a VA furnished memorial. Newspaper articles, like an obit sometimes add the unit.
    Post what you have, there are some pretty savvy researchers aboard.
     
  4. Sheldrake

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    The best place to start is probably by reading this advice
    https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/ww2/ww2-participation.pdf
    Then talk to your relatives. Find out if they have his service records.
    There is a database of Army enlistments as well.

    Did he survive the war? If not the ABMC data base may show his grave.
     

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