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Mr. Horrell,

I am researching the 351st Searchlight Battalion and what happened to the men when it was deactivated in 1944.  Do you have any information that you could provide on this unit and where what units the men went to when the unit was deactivated?

Also, I am researching the 574th Replacement Company 116th Battalion.  The APO that I have associated to this unit is 904.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Jimmy Pitts

       The 351st AAA Searchlight Battalion was de-activated in Italy October 28, 1944.  APO 904 was established in the Panama Canal Zone December 20, 1941.  Transferred to Leghorn, Italy, effective March 19, 1945.  These are the only FACTS I have available to me on the topic.

  Richard V. Horrell

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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


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