Military History/Dadd in WW2

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Sir:

Can you point me in the right direction to look up my father's WW2 unit, the 538th Heavy Maintenance Company (I)(Tank), U.S. Third Army on the continent, from CONUS training to North Africa, Sicily, Ireland, England and onto the continent on D-Day + 28?

Dad's name is T-5 Anthony Dombrowski. THANK YOU sir!

Respectfully,


    - Stephen Anthony Dombrowski

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Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "Can you point me in the right direction to look up my father's WW2 unit, the 538th Heavy Maintenance Company".  Yes.  However, please understand the context of my reply.  The following are FACTS about the 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.  Since I do not have in hand a photocopy of page two of your father's Discharge Documents to begin research with, I have no idea whether or not your father was assigned to the 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company prior to V-E Day.
       The 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company participated in three Campaigns in the ETO, 1944-45:

Northern France        July 25-September 14, 1944
Rhineland          September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945
Central Europe         March 22-May 8, 1945

The 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company was also awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the period April 8-August 22, 1944.  General Order #56, awarded by HQ, Ninth Army on February 25, 1945.
       In your question you typed "U.S. Third Army on the continent".  May I ask for your source that the 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company was ever assigned to Third Army prior to V-E Day?
       In your question you typed "North Africa, Sicily".  May I ask for your source that the 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company served in the Mediterranean Theater of Operation?
       In your question you typed "onto the continent on D-Day + 28?"  May I ask for your source that the 538th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company arrived in France 28 days after June 6, 1944?
       I will eagerly await your response to my queries.

  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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A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

Organizations
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Publications
Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

Education/Credentials
BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

Past/Present Clients
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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