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  1. Marion, I thought I had noted that I had a wonderful talk with Jim and he was EXTREMELY helpful! I am continuing my research and he has put me onto some great places to look and ways of approaching finding out more about my Dad's service. Thanks much! -Patrice
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    Marion, Thanks, I will check with the archive. -Pat
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    Hey All, Found my copy of my Dad's Honorable Discharge. Not sure any of this helps more than what was already noted. ENLISTED RECORD AND REPORT OF SEPARATION HONORABLE DISCHARGE 1. NAME MACKEY, WILLIAM H. JR. 2. ARMY SERIAL NO. 34 562 499 3. GRADE PFC 4. ARM OR SERVICE CE 5. COMPONENT AUS 6. ORGANIZATION 1222ND ENGR FIRE FIGHTING PL 7. DATE OF SEPARATION 30-Dec-45 8. PLACE OF SEPARATION SEP CEN CP BLANDING FLA 9. PERMANENT ADDRESS 1581 W 10TH ST JACKSONVILLE(DUVAL) FL 10. DATE OF BIRTH 9-Jun-20 11. PLACE OF BIRTH JACKSONVILLE FLA 12. ADDRESS FROM WHICH EMPLOYMENT WILL BE SOUGHT SEE 9 13. COLOR EYES BROWN 14. COLOR HAIR BLACK 15. HEIGHT 5'10 1/2 16. WEIGHT 174 17. NO. DEPEND. 2 18. RACE NEGRO 19. MARITAL STATUS MARRIED 20. U.S. CITIZEN YES 21. CIVILIAN OCCUPATION AND NO. GRADER 1 1 29.510 22. DATE OF INDUCTION 19-Dec-42 23. DATE OF ENLISTMENT 24. DATE OF ENTRY INTO ACTIVE SERVICE 26-Dec-42 25. PLACE OF ENTRY INTO SERVICE FT BENNING GA 26. SELECTIVE SERVICE DATA (REGISTERED?) YES 27. LOCAL S.S. BOARD NO. #1 28. COUNTY AND STATE CAMDEN GA 29. HOME ADDRESS AT TIME OF ENTRY INTO SERVICE 1703 W 11TH STREET JACKSONVILLE FLA 30. MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY AND NO. FIRE FIGHTER 383 31. MILITAY QUALIFICATIONS AND DATE NONE 32. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS NORTHERN FRANCE 33. DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS EAMETO MEDAL WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL 34. WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NONE 35. LATEST IMMUNIZATION DATES SMALLPOX Nov-43 TYPHOID Nov-45 TETANUS Feb-44 OTHER (SPECIFY) TYPH NOV 45 36. SERVICE OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL U.S. AND RETURN DATE OF DEPARTURE 12-Feb-44 DESTINATION EAMETO DATE OF ARRIVAL 19-Feb-44 DATE OF DEPARTURE 8-Dec-45 DESTINATION US DATE OF ARRIVAL 21-Dec-45 37. TOTAL LENGTH OF SERVICE CONTINENTAL SERVICE YEARS 1 MONTHS 1 DAYS 29 FOREIGN SERVICE YEARS 1 MONTHS 10 DAYS 10 38. HIGHEST RANK HELD SGT 39. PRIOR SERVICE NONE 40. REASON AND AUTHORITY FOR SEPARATION COF G RR 1-1 ( DEMOBILIZATION) AR 615-365 15 DEC 44 41. SERVICE SCHOOLS ATTENDED ENGR FIRE FIGHTING SCH CP PONTCHARTRAIN 6 WKS 28 DEC 43 42. EDUCATION (YEARS) GRAMMAR 8 HIGH SCHOOL 2 COLLEGE 0 43. LONGEVITY FOR PAY PURPOSES YEARS 3 MONTHS 0 DAYS 9 44. MUSTERING OUT PAY TOTAL 300 THIS PAYMENT 100 45. SOLDIER DEPOSIT 8 46. TRAVEL PAY 102.06 47. TOTAL AMOUNT, NAME OF DISBURSING OFFICER 210.06 A F MOTTA CAPT FD 48.KIND OF INSURANCE NAT SERV. 49. HOW PAID ALLOTMENT 50. EFFECTIVE DATE OF ALLOTMENT DISCONTINUANCE 30-Nov-45 51. DATE OF NEXT PREMIUM DUE 31-Dec-45 52. PREMIUM DUE EACH MONTH 6.6 53. INTENT OF VETERAN TO CONTINUE 54. RIGHT THUMB PRINT (fingerprint shown) 55. REMARKS ASR SCORE ( 2 SEP 45 ) 69 LAPEL BUTTON ISSUED THREE (3) DAYS LOST UNDER AW 107 56. SIGNATURE OF PERSON BEING SEPARATED WILLIAM H MACKEY JR 57. PERSONNEL OFFICER CATHERINE M MURRAY 1ST LT AC WAC
  4. Larry, This makes sense. Among my Dad's WWII-era letters were some postcards that I was able to track down to the Wrangaton area. I am collating all of the addresses of the French nationals who wrote him after he returned home to see if there is a predominance of folks from a particular area in Paris....which might help in narrowing down where he was....along with all of the other great info folks have been finding. Hoping to speak with Jim Davis by phone sometime in the next week if we can get our schedules aligned. Thanks again.. -Patrice
  5. Wow. Just speechless. Thank you so much... Eve if you don't find more than that this is far above and beyond what i knew just a few days ago. - Pat
  6. Wow Larry! That is GREAT info. Thanks so much! That gives me a great amount of info to start with and research! Greatly appreciated! -Pat
  7. Larry, I was able to find ONE letter sent to my Dad from my Grandmother while he was in Europe. It's from 12-27-1945 and the APO listed is 887. Not sure if that gives enough info, but I am off to search the internet to see what I can find. Any suggestions would be appreciated. -Patrice
  8. Larry, Thanks for your message. I will see if I can find any letters with an APO. Most of the letters I have are from after he returned, sent from people he met in Devon in England and near Paris.
  9. Hi all, My father, William Henry Mackey, Jr. (deceased) was a member of the 1222nd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon originally based at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. I am trying to find any information related to this platoon, but between the lack of historians noting these small platoons as Jim noted and the personnel records fire in 1973 that destroyed many military records including my Father’s, I haven’t been able to find much. I've also had some trouble just figuring out where they fit in the Order of Battle. I know my Dad was stationed in Wrangaton, Devon, England prior to D-DAY and then spent the rest of the war from D-Day +3 on, in France (mainly from all of the letters he received from friends he made there), but beyond that, have very little to go on. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. My wife and I are taking our first trip to France this fall and will be visiting Paris and Normandy. I am hoping to visit at least some of the places my Dad did 69 years ago. Sincerely, -Patrice Mackey
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