436 AAA AW BN
I have a question I wonder somebody could answer. I know my uncle was attached to the 436 AAA Aw bn, which was a Anti aircraft battalion attached to Infrantry Divisions in North Africa, and in Europe. Thier mission was to shoot down the enemy planes to support the infrantry and armored divisions. These groups could be mobile or fixed units. My uncle enlisted in March of 42 and the 436 AAA , and trained with them until Nov 8, 42, when the 436 arrived in North Africa to support the invasion called Operation Torch. I see of his records that he was a Staff Sargeant with Ameds.(Army Medical Service). He got a Legion of Merit in 1943, while being an enlisted soldier. He also got a battlefield commission as an officer in July of 1944.
Our family always thought of him in the medical
administration through out his military career. But it seems to me in World War 2, if you were a young private that just served only 4 months training to prepare for North Africa, you had no training in Ameds, you learned on the job in North Africa as a medic,how could you be assigned in medical administration during war time. The question is was my uncle a medic , or was a apart of some medical admin group? thanks,