My father, deceased since 1956, was in the 101st Airborne Glider Infantry. On his VFW application (he was president of the Post in Butler, NJ in 1954-55), he lists his service as 101st Airborne, Battery B. He served from Sept 5, 1943 to Sept 20, 1945. I am seeking records from Moristown, NJ Post No. 5461 for 1946-53. This Post may now be part of Morris Plains post.
What is the significance of 'Battery B'AND THE following on his discharge papers: "HQ 101st A/B Div L5UUN45, 6 days lost under AW 107.ASR Score (2 Sept 1945) 104"
He enlisted in Jan. of 1941, according to his discharge papers. How can I research his service prior to deparature for Europe; St. Louis records were 'burned'; is there another depository for service records I can research? I have his Army serial number.