Reference Materials including DD214 (Separation/Discharge papers)
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Here is a list of reference links:


http://www.usmedals.com/


War Dog Militaria

Engineers Distinctive Unit Insignia


Reference Materials

How To Obtain Your Medals

Decorations and Awards

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#2

The National Archives eStore

 

http://estore.archives.gov/

 

This site contains videos, books, posters, collectalbes and also a section for archivists, called Be Your Own Archivist.

 

http://estore.archives.gov/category.aspx?categoryID=27

 

Today I purchased the following:

 

World War II on Film: A Catalog of Select Motion Pictures in the National Archives

 

and

 

The Sounds of History: World War 2 -

 

Side One

American Radio Mobilizes the Homefront

Montage of WAR BOND and POPULAR SONGS

 

Excerpts of Speeches

 

News Reports

 

 

Side Two

Allied Turncoats Broadcast for The Axis Powers

 

Excerpts from wartime shortwave

propaganda

 

 

The Sounds of History is on cassette tape, so I will have to have it converted, but for $6.95 who can complain?

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Information regarding your DD214 (Separation/Discharge papers)

 

http://dd214.us

 

For a list of "spin codes":

 

http://dd214.us/reference/SPN_Codes.pdf

 

Re-enlistment codes:

 

http://dd214.us/reference/Reenlistment_Codes.pdf

 

DISCHARGE UPGRADING AND DISCHARGE REVIEW:

 

http://dd214.us/reference/DischargeUpgrade_Memo.pdf

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#4

WWII UNIT DESIGNATIONS AND SIZES

 

 

This document has been corrected, re Todd's note to me below....

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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I didn't see regiment on the list. Normally, a regiment would be 3 (+/-) battalions. 3 (+/-) regiments in a Division. Was this just an oversite? I thought that Brigades were made up of regiments but less in size than a division. Not having brigades in the USMC, I must confess I don't know a lot about them from personal experience.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#6

Good eye tonight. This was something I derived quite a while back and found a copy in a folder it didn't belong (ya it got lost). So I uploaded it quickly and didn't even check it out thoroughly. Bad girl.

 

Yes, I will correct the oversight. Thank you so much for bringing this error to my attention. I should have been more diligent.

 

B):o

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7

Now listed on our site:

 

WWII Field Manuals

 

and

 

1920-1940 Field Manuals

 

These are actual archived editions saved as PDF files which are downloadable and printable.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#8

Another cool one - U.S. Army World War II - Military Occupational Specialties - (By Job Area)

 

http://militaryyearb...-codes-wwii-era

 

This is a really great table, for most MOS's are clickable, and take you to another page which gives the definition of said MOS.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#9

Very cool references!

 

I think it would be interesting to tell your grandkids you were a "560 Pidgeoneer". It seems everyone who was in the war is an infantryman - no one says, "Yep, back in the war I was a 358 Glassblower."

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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