I have been doing some searching for some time for my fathers service history. He passed away and now it's to late to ask what I should have asked sooner. I found this forum and it looks like some of the people here really know how to find the history.
He had told me some stories but they don't match his DD214. His name is Paul Edward Yeager. His DD214 Shows Ser No. 13 001 394 Date of Birth 29 July 1919 Date of Enlistment 3 Oct. 1940 Date of Seperation 6 Sept.1945 MOS Engineman - Operating 081 Battles and Campains - India-Burma
Decorations and Citations - Good Conduct Medal - American Defense Service Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon
Date of Departure 12 Jan. 1942 Destination Australia Date of Arrival 2 Feb. 1942
Date of Departure 31 Sept. 1944 Destination United States Date of Arrival 5 Nov. 1944
Now my father told me: 1, He was on board a ship headed for Hawaii on Dec. 7 1941 and the ship he was on was diverted. 2, He was in India. 3, He was burnt when a engine caught fire. ? Purple Heart
Is there any way to get more detailed information of where he was and when.