Re: 767th AAA Gun Battalion - PANAMA
THANK YOU so much for responding to my post!!You are the FIRST person who has specific information about the Coastal Artillery, etc.First off, my father's records were burned in the fire but I have been able to have them reconstructed with a couple of documents that I luckily had.His discharge document indicates he arrived at ATO 19 Jan 1942.He left there traveling to the US 27 Dec 1943 arriving in the US (I don't know where) 8 Jan 1944.I know that in his case, ATO was definitely Panama but that's about all I know.I don't know what post he was assigned to or the actual unit.I have an autograph book of his that several buddies signed while in Panama and they were in the 767th AAA Gun Battalion, Btry C, Position 77 and Btry A, position 65.Do these locations mean anything to you?I figured that Dad must have been with them someway because of how the book was signed.There were also a couple of entries from individuals assigned to the 733rd Btry Sep -- whatever that means.Did your father have an armored patch on his left sleeve?Dad did (I've got a picture of it) which makes this so difficult for me to find out exactly what unit he was assigned to!I know he was in communications because I have a pic of him at a field switchboard in the jungle and another one of him on a pole stringing lines.I've got pics of several men in tents in the jungle as well as huts so I'm thinking he probably moved to different units to establish communications.BUT, he had to be assigned to a single unit I would think.My question is:which one???????
I don't have a source for morning reports.I was just going to pick a few days and send the request to the NPRC in hopes that Dad's name might show up on one of them!Do you have all of the morning reports for the 767th?
Any help you can give me would be TRULY APPRECIATED!I have gotten absolutely nowhere with his Panama duty and I'm just so delighted to hear from you.