MP Training for WWII; Battle Creek, MI?
Looking for my dad's Military Police unit.He entered the service 6 Jan 1944; his MP training (he says) was in Battle Creek, Michigan.He didn't leave for Europe/Germany until 18 Feb 1945, arriving 2 Mar 1945.So he was stateside for over a year.
Here is my problem:his discharge papers shows he was a truck driver with the 68th AAA unit at the time of discharge 20 May 46, having served in Germany post-war for a year.DAD SAYS he was an MP with the 86th Division during fighting.Correspondence with MP members of 86th Div. have come up Zero.No one remembers him and his memory of what towns they went through doesn't jibe with the Div. history.I think he is confused on the unit's number.
I have sent for his service records, but I'm am not hopeful.So I am wondering if I can find what units trained or served in Battle Creek, MI, 1944 and early 1945.OR if anyone (Ol' Uncle Bob?)have any suggestions on where to look or whom to contact, I would be grateful.
Dad's is anxious to find "his unit".This has been tough.