Simmons, Harold B., PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
060-Cook
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 060, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 31, 1986
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
PFC HAROLD B SIMMONS ENLISTED IN THE A.A.F. SOON AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL ON 19 JULY 1941. HE WAS ASSIGNED AS A COOK WITH HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON OF THE 12TH A.A.F.  PFC SIMMONS ARRIVED OVERSEAS ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1942 AND WAS THERE THROUGH SEVERAL CAMPAIGNS OF NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY AND AT SOME POINT REACHED THE RANK OF S/SGT . A CUMBERLAND TIMES NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM 1944 STATED THAT S/SGT HAROLD B. SIMMONS RECEIVED THE SOLDIERS MEDAL AFTER HE ENTERED A BURNING BUILDING TO RESCUE AN ITALIAN LABORER.  PFC SIMMONS RETURNED HOME AND WAS DISCHARGED ON 27 JUNE 1945 AND RETURNED HOME TO WEST VIRGINIA.  THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX LISTS HIS DEATH AS OCTOBER 1986.
   
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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1941-1945, 060, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Po Valley Campaign (1945)
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