I'm trying to get some more info on my Dad from WWII. The whole thing has turned rather strange....I have his Honorable Discharge papers from the army (AAF) in 1946, and they list his 'organization' as the 12th radio security section. I cannot find any info about this.
It lists 4 'decorations and citations': WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. But in his collection there are a total of 10; the 4 above PLUS (I was able to identify these on the net) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 add'l campign stars , Army of Occupation WWII, Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Phillipine Liberation Medal, Air Medal with 2 add'l campign leaves, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Also, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal has 3 add'l campign stars. Shouldn't these other awards be listed on his paperwork? Or somewhere?!
He had 3 patches, 1 is 'communications specialist', 1 is 4th Air Force, and the other is 8th Air Force. I have early pictures (I'm guessing 1944) of him wearing the 4th AF patch, but is it possible that he was then assigned to the 8th?
It also lists 5 'battles and campaigns': China Defense, India Burma, G0 33 WD 45, Anti submarine, and G0 40 WD 45.
I also have a paper that lists my dad and 7 others being promoted to Staff Sergeant and Sergeant, and an accompanying photo. The header on that on is 18th Radio Security Section in CA.
The whole thing has become very confusing....I have run out of searches and would appreciate any help or info anyone could give!!
PS. He also served in the Air Force from March '51 to Nov. '52. I am told that he was called back to train troops. He was stationed at Selfridge Air Base in MI.