Re: Info on my Dad

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Posted by Richard Gross on September 04, 2002 at 17:12:18:

In Reply to: Info on my Dad posted by Mary Hollingsworth on September 03, 2002 at 15:36:21:

Mary -

If your Dad served with the 19th Bombardment Squadron after it was formed at PAtterson Field, Ohio, 1 Feb 1940 and then to Langley Field, VA on 16 Nov 1940, then later he would have been sent from Muroc, California, 9 Dec 1941 thru 28 Jan 1942 to Brisbane, Australia and arrived on 25 Feb 1942. Later they moved to Ipswich, Australia, 2 Mar 1942; then moved to Townsville, Australia 29 Mar 1942; then to Woodstock, Australia, 4 Jul 1942; then to Iron Ridge, Australia, 15 Sep 1942; then back to Woodstock, Australia, 4 Feb 1943; after that they went to Dobodura, New Guinea, 11 Jul 1943. They continued to move on to Nadzab, New Guinea, Owi, Schouten Islands, Leyte Anguar, Samar, Clark Field, Luzon, Okinawa, Ft. William McKinley, Luzon, and finally returned to the U.S.A. in 1948.

This WWII record of the 19th should provide you with various locations where the unit had traveled.

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