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My relative's army records WWII : Company "C" 1863 D Engineer Aviation Battalion- Where did this unit serve?

Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "1863 D Engineer Aviation Battalion- Where did this unit serve?"  The following is a timeline of the 1863rd Engineer Aviation Battalion (African-American):

Activated at the Gulfport Army Airbase, November 28, 1944

Departed Seattle Port of Embarkation May 17, 1945

Arrived at Pearl Harbor May 26, 1945

Departed Pearl Harbor mid June 1945

Arrived at Guam June 21, 1945

Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Japan August 6 & 9, 1945

V-J Day, September 2, 1945

Re-deployed to Saipan November 6, 1945

De-activated at Saipan March 12, 1946

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   Richard V. Horrell
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