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Harold Anthony Aiken

Military

He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as an employee of the Alamo Iron Works, San Antonio, Texas. He was 6' 1" tall; weighed 158 pounds; had black hair, hazel eyes and a 'light' complexion; he had a scar on his nose. He entered the service on 03 December 1942 from San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Air Corps as a Private; he had three years of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Draftsmen". We have him listed on the 437th TCG Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943; these were the orders generated at Pope Field (Fort Bragg, NC) for the first phase of movement by air and by rail of the 437th personnel to their eventual overseas deployment

Service

Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born 21 January 1924
Died 24 July 1973

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2019 11:00:27 jaxticotribute Changes to firstname
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04 December 2019 10:59:56 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

NARA
Draft Registration
437th TCG Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943
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