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#1 nchistory

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

Any help? Cpl Lewis E Johnston 3/9 3rd MarDiv was in action at Guam per ancestry. Yet no file for Feb-Mar 45, not sure at Iwo?? His Apr 45 file he's still with HQ 3/9, and 9th Marines book say he's with unit till Aug. Any way of knowing if he was at Iwo? Also he was attached to HQ R&P Sec, anyone know what that would be? Thanks much. Brass acid etched fingerprint tag.ja.jpg

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:38 AM

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:23 AM

you got his fingerprint on the back ? is that something common?



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

you got his fingerprint on the back ? is that something common?


For early war Navy/Marines/Coast Guard tags, yes.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

I've seem the acid etched thumbprint on the early war tags, so yes common for the time frame.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:35 AM

Maybe R&P Section, is Radio and something??

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:56 AM

Maybe R&P Section, is Radio and something??

I think your on the right track. his MOS was 174 - Radio Repairman



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

I think your on the right track. his MOS was 174 - Radio Repairman


Thank you for the MOS information, wasn't aware of the "174"...

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:59 PM

Radio and Phone Section would be a very likely guess. Comm guys - radio, teletype, telephone, etc.    



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:50 PM

Radio and Phone Section would be a very likely guess. Comm guys - radio, teletype, telephone, etc.


Good thoughts,. didn't occur to me, Thanks. Just cant find any documented use of the term "Radio and Phone Section", but it certainly makes sense given the MOS.


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