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#1 Dchap65

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:27 AM

Im looking for unit information on a paratrooper named John James Smith from South Carolina. We believe he dropped with the 82nd Airborne on D-Day. We know he was a paratrooper and he was wounded in July 1944 and was done with the war afterward. His highest rank achieved was Technician 4th Grade. His serial number was RA 34 129 619. We dont know what unit he served in, but would like to know because I will be traveling to Normandy at the end of March and would like to visit areas he would have fought in.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:11 AM

I believe the vet would not have an RA* number but I maybe wrong to be involved in D-Day.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:22 AM

He did re-enlist, so the RA number may be from his second enlistment. He entered service originally in 1942 and re-enlisted in October 1945. He left the Army in 1948.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:18 PM

Unfortunately with a common name, it may be tough to id him. However there is a photo of a John J Smith serving with the 82nd.

https://outlet.histo...oducts/ksa85347

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:45 AM

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