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Here is some information. According to this information he was with the 568th AAA AW also known as Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons BN. This would be known as Cost Artillery Corps (CA)
May also try obtaining his IDPFs File Individual Deceased Personnel File
For the IDPFs of personnel with surnames that begin with M-Z, please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405. They are being scanned by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in order to properly identify remains of those still listed as missing.
In order to request those records please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.
Secondly, Contact the following as well
Past Conflict Repatriations Branch
Contact via Email
DSN Phone Number:
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Name: William H Nicholson Gender: Male Race: White Religion: Protestant Cemetery Name: Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee Disposition: According to next of kin Service Branch: Army Rank: Private First Class Service Number: 34717407 Name: William H Nicholson Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1924 Nativity State or Country: Tennessee Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Lewis, Tennessee Education: 3 years of high school Enlistment Date: 26 Jun 1943 Enlistment Place: Camp Forrest, Tennessee Service Number: 34717407 Branch: No branch assignment Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 88 Weight: 444
Thank you this very helpful. Do you know what a form 315 is? I seen it on the quartermaster form and I am not sure what it is.
Dear Mr. Yokley,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of PFC William H. Nicholson’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We also searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes one file related to William H. Nicholson (34717407). Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his/her Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) as well. For the IDPFs from 1940-1976 of personnel with surnames that begin with M-Z, please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405. They are being scanned by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in order to properly identify remains of those still listed as missing.
The internment card that Mr. Schneider shared with you is part of the series Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92), which have been digitized and may be viewed online in the National Archives Catalog. The card for William H. Nicholson can be found on image 1903 of this file. More information about these records is also available in the Catalog description, and you may contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) at email@example.com with questions about these records.
Finally, Office of the Quartermaster General (OQMG) Form 315, which was replaced by QMC Form 1287 in 1949, relates to the information to be included on the individual’s headstone.
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