Entered service February 25, 1941…Trained at Fort Benning, Ga., 8th Infantry, 4th Motorized Division…Discharged October 3, 1941 from active service to Enl. Reserve Corps…Recalled into active service January 22, 1942…Assigned to R.C., Fort Dix, N.J…Reassigned February 24, 1942 to signal A.W. Battalion at Fort Dix, N.J….Left Fort Dix March 9, 1942 for Drew Field, Tampa, Florida for training in Radar and Tel. Comm… Left United States May 26, 1942 from San Francisco…Arrived at Brisbane, Australia June 21, 1942… Served in 5th Air Force; S.W.P.A. Australia (Queensland), (North Territory), Port Moresby; New Guinea (arrived November 25, 1942), Miline Bay, N.G.; Goodenough Island, off coast of N.G.; Saidor, N.G.; Buna, N.G.; Hollandia, Dutch N.G.; Nabzab, N.G.; Maffin Bay, Dutch N.G.; Biak, Dutch N.G.; Morati, Netherlands E. Indies; Lingden Gulf, Philippines…..Awards: Unit Citation for Buna Paupan Campaign; Bronze Stars for New Guinea, Paupan, Bismark Sea, Philippines Campaigns….Very interesting job as radar outfit…Spent 41 mos. Overseas…Date of discharge October 17, 1945.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30 1947

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