Re: Dept of Army USAMHI
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Greetings, Mickey !
You probably already have the following, but I am submitting it just in case you don't.
Concerning the 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation(separate, meaning not division
based), the unit was activated 8 July 1941
at Westover Field, Mass.
It shipped to the Pacific via SFPE 4 Oct 41,
arriving in the Philippines 26 Oct 41,
where it engaged in a single campaign,
Philippne Islands, 7 Dec 41 / 10 May 42.
The unit surrendered to the Japanese
9 Apr 42, at Bataan, Philippines.
Sorry, but that is all of the information I have for you.
If you have his departure date from the Pacific, I may be able to identify the ship he sailed home in.
WORLD WAR II ORDER of BATTLE,
Shelby L. Stanton, author,
Galahad Books,NYNY, publisher.
With best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner