I don't believe a recorded DD-214 would be a possibility. As I understand it, the DD-214 was not used prior to 1948. I'm sure the instrument used to confirm his separation would have been an honorable discharge. As I noted in my earlier post, "Check for a recorded discharge at the county courthouse where he resided at the time of he left the military. It was not unusual for WWII vets to record their discharges."