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I am doing research into Camp Haan. While I haven't come across anything from September-December of 1942 that has any names on it, I keep on the lookout if I happen to come across rosters or something. I would like to see the pic of your dad at Camp Haan. Was he in anti-aircraft artillery?
If you have any other questions about Camp Haan, I'll take a stab at it.