Thanks for your reply, Bob!The form I have has two form numbers on it:Form 1470--WDAGO Form 53-98 1 November, 1944.That's written in the top margin above a line.Then "Army of the United States" and "Certificate of Service" followed by a certification that he served honorably from 31 July 43 to 15 Sept 45 and "Given at Separation Center, Camp Chaffee Arkansas on the 15 day of September 1945."There's a double line, and the heading of the following section is: "Military Record and Report of Separation" "Certificate of Service"
In "Organization" it gives "2548th AAF Base Unit" which I understand is a processing unit.But there is NO indication of his organization when he was in England.This one refers to his final discharge as a 2nd Lieutenant.I have another "Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge Certificate" showing that he enlisted 26 June 1942 and was discharged 30 July 1943 "by reason of desire to accept a commission."It referred to "Aviation Cadet Detachment AAF Bomb, School, Demining,[sic] New Mexico."I know that after he was a commissioned officer he trained at Sioux City, IA and after that was stationed in England; was flown home Dec. 11, 1944 roughly six months after his plane had made an emergency landing in Switzerland.There is no indication that he ever went back overseas, although the 2nd paper shows when he left the states and arrived in England; also when he was flown home.My mother was with him in Sioux City, IA, and after he arrived back in the US, she and I both went with him to Colorado.Are there clues here that I don't see?
If you or anyone have any ideas regarding how I might find out his organization, I would appreciate it. If any of the crew see this, PLEASE write!They were LEIBMAN, Radio Operator; HILLER, Waist Gunner; CRANE, Navigator; SMITH, Bombardier (my dad); SCHROEDER, Co-Pilot; SEIDEL, Waist Gunner; RILEY, Engineer & Upper Turret Gunner; and MAINO, Lower Ball Turret Gunner.I don't have their first names.