1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 25, 2019 10:45 AM by Rebecca Collier

    499th AAA Gun BN

    Elliot Schneider Tracker

      Hello NARA,

       

      I'm having troubles on my grandfather's brothers WD-AGO discharge papers says he was discharged with the above unit 499th AAA Gun BN. I have been told that this unit was disbanded in 1943. Was told by St. Louis that I should take the unit on the discharge and move backwards to find out what unit he transferred from prior to being discharge. This would then have shown up within the morning report for the actual unit he served with and not some unit that had been disbanded two years earlier. Really could use some direction here on how I can find out his war unit and not some random unit they put down on his discharge papers.

       

      Thanks,

      Elliot Schneider

        • Re: 499th AAA Gun BN
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Schneider,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and the Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter), 1917-1999 (Record Group 338) but were unable to locate any records of the 499th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Gun Battalion or the 499th Coast Artillery Battalion (CA Bn).

           

          We did find a notation for the “499th CA Bn” on p.501 of the “World War II Order of Battle” by Shelby L. Stanton that stated the following: “Detachment from HHB (Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion) 499th CA Bn (AA) (Gun) (Semimobile), 1st Plat (Platoon), Brty (Battery) A and 2nd Plat, Brty B all activated 10 Apr 42 at Curaco Netherlands West Indies and inactivated there 25 Nov 43.”

           

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

           

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