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US Army on Iwo Jima

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  1. BrettA

    BrettA New Member

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    This is my first post. I hope it is in the right spot.
    My wife’s father fought on Iwo in the army. She says he served with the 506 AAA Battalion. With the Marines being so dominant with the media, it’s hard to find any info on his unit. Any thoughts or knowledge on this would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    They were attached to Corps Troops, V Amphibious Corps. They were attached to the Marine Corps as part of the 38th AA Group (USA): commanded by Colonel C.E.Rothgeb. The other component units of the 38th AA Group were: HQ Battery, 138th AAA Group (USA); 506th AA Gun Battalion: Lt.Col.D.M.White (USA) 483rd AAAW Battalion: Lt. Colonel A.Roth (USA).
    I'll try and provide more info later.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Now go to the new member thread and get started there if you like.
     
  4. Temujin

    Temujin Active Member

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    A few documents on the 506th AA Gun Battalion

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  5. Temujin

    Temujin Active Member

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    A few more documents I found.

    This first one, I immediately recoginized the Division, 81st Wildcat Division, my Grandfather’s brother (my Grand Uncle) was KIA with this Division on Anguar Island. He was with the 906th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A……..sorry, I digress

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    And a few more document’s when they were training

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  6. Temujin

    Temujin Active Member

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    Sorry I forgot to say, welcome
     
  7. BrettA

    BrettA New Member

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    These documents are wonderful! Thank you so much!
    Brett
     

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