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Russell, John, Jr.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 22:02:38

Russell, John, Jr.

Buckingham, IA

Serial No: 37112133

Born: Mar 20, 1920

Parents: John and Emily Russell

Entered Army: Jan 25, 1942

Training in US: Iowa, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, New York

Left for overseas: Fort Dix, NJ, Sep 17, 1942; arrived Sep 24, 1942

Overseas Training: England 1942; North Africa, 1945; Assigned 8th Air Force, 15th Air Force, 38th Obsn. Sq.

Sent to Front: Nov 8, 1942, with 68th Obsn. Sq.

Engagements: Every battle in European Theater

Medals-Ribbons: Soldiers Medal, Presidential Citation, 15 Battle Stars or 5 Bronze Stars

Returned to US: Florida, Jun 16, 1945

Discharged: St. Louis, MO on Nov 16, 1945. Rating: S/Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 11; overseas, 36

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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