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Dear Mr. Klenert,
We are sorry for your loss, but thank you for reaching out on History Hub to continue to honor your grandfather. Please submit a Standard Form 180 via https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the physical address listed on the form and we will be happy to process your request.
On your SF 180, you may specify that you are only looking for discharge information or you may request all records relating to his service.
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I hope that you and your family will find the records about your grandfather or great-grandfather. I know you already have one source. However, if you want more information their are three sites that I was able to find -- https://www.ww2research.com/locate-individual-by-air-corps-request-form/?unitnames=396th+Fighter+Squadron; https://ourpublicrecords.org/military-records/?gclid=CjwKCAiA6vXwBRBKEiwAYE7iS9ItRl7BfGjqX7ac5YXUCw72JeVUpC1aC-uRJoFjtuA…
I am unsure if this one will work, however, it worked for my grandfathers brother -- http://www.368thfightergroup.com/396th.html. I have scanned over this and am unsure if it will hold value to you. However, it might be a source to the missions, the people, and things he might have done, been with, and what he faced with friends and enemies.