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
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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...
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...
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