463d Coast Artillery Battalion (Antiaircraft) (Automatic Weapons) was organized at Camp Haan, Riverside, California in September 1942. Redesignated 463d Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion 15 May 1943. Landed in France 13 June 1944 as an element of Third Army. Participated in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace & Central Europe Campaigns (campaign credits to which your Dad would be entitled would depend on his dates of arrival in and departure from the combat theater and, in the absence of official orders or separation papers, would have to be determined from official records). 463d was inactivated at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey in March 1946.