Army-Auxiliary Military Police records-WWII Info requested
Some history-These were civilian guards at plants with government contracts who were partially militarized during WWII. I checked NARA, only "Correspondence relating to auxiliary military police, 1942-45." is available, which though sounds like a dead end, I'd check if I wasn't residing overseas.
But there must be something more?
My grandfather(Anthony Lenovich) was “voluntarily and duly enrolled as an auxiliary to the Military Police with the rank of guard, for service with the Army of the United States at General Cable Corp, Perth Amboy, NJ., and is subject to military law…”.“For the commanding General, Second Service Command”
“Dated June 9, 1943”. He had also served in WWI and I was actually hoping to be able to cross reference prior service information they may have, since I have grainy WWI photo but no idea about his detachment/service record.'Army Service Forces' exercised control through the 'Provost Marshal General'. Nine service commands had been organized.Initially called the Plant Guard Force and later redesignated as the Auxiliary Military Police; it had a peak numbers of between 20,000-200,000 (I think a typo is circulating around the Net!)in mid-1943.When Japan surrendered they were gradually demilitarized; which finalized by Nov 1946.
I also have a photo of grandpa in his Auxiliary MP uniform, with four diagonal bars on his left sleeve. His services were "Honorably terminated" on 24 Jan,1944, and it mentions service was 'from' 4 Nov, 1943 instead of the enrollment certificate date as above.They were not eligible for pensions.Can anyone help?? Many thanks!