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My father served in the Army during WWII.  His separation papers indicate he was with the
233rd Anti Aircraft Searchlight Battalion. I know he was in the South Pacific but not which islands.  I would also like to know more about the 233 AAA BN as I have had trouble finding out information about the unit, or if it was attached to 6th Army, 10th Army etc.
Thank you for your help

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Dear Mr. Pettigrew,
         Here is the information you requested:

This unit was formed on 20 January 1943 at Fort Bliss, Texas as Coast Artillery/Search Light Battalion from the 3rd Battalion, 611th Coast Artillery. It was re-designated Search Light Battalion from Coast Artillery Battalion on 3 March 1943. Its Port of Embarkation was from San Francisco, California on 1 September 1943 and arrived in Fiji on 14 September 1943, New Guinea on 2 December 1944, and the Philippines on 20 July 1945. Its August, 1945 location was Manila, Philippines with its Battery A located at Bacolod, Philippines. It arrived back in the U.S. on 22 December 1945 at San Francisco, California and the unit was inactivated on 1 November 1946 at Camp Hood, Texas. May God Bless-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard  

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