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Here is some information. Please look at the WW2 Hospital Admissions Card that indicates he was aboard that ship that sunk causing him his injuries.
Name: Joseph P Doll Race: White, includes Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1925 Admission Date: Dec 1944 Discharge Date: Jan 1944 Military Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified Diagnosis: FirstLocation: Unknown, code not applicable; SecondDiagnosis: Otitis media, acute or unqualified as to acute or chronic; ThirdDiagnosis: Bronchitis, acuteCausativeAgent: Boat, Sunk or Damaged, Other or Unspecified Type of Injury: Casualty, battle Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty Type of Discharge: Duty Length of Service: 2 Year(s), 5 Month(s) Service Number: 33787388 Name: Joseph P Doll Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1925 Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Education: 3 years of high school Enlistment Date: 28 Jun 1943 Enlistment Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Service Number: 33787388 Branch: No branch assignment Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 98 Weight: 999
Thank you so much for this information and related documentation. Really awesome pieces of information! Never saw this original document before. If you come across anything else please keep sending it. You’re a hero bringing my grandfathers past to light for me and my family. Thank you.
Dear Mr. Doll,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of your grandfather’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 Joseph P. Doll from Pennsylvania. If you believe this individual is your grandfather, please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
Next, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Unit Histories, 1943-1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 21 files related to the 66th Infantry Division. The series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) may also include records related to your grandfather’s unit. Please note that these records do not generally include information about individuals; rather, they provide information about the activities and engagements of the unit as a whole. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Finally, the US Army Center of Military History provides an online Order of Battle of the US Army - WWII - ETO 66th INFANTRY DIVISION that may be of interest to you. We suggest that you contact them directly for additional assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!