Close, David A Jr., Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 747, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Sergeant


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
Thomas
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 31, 1978
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SERGEANT DAVID A. CLOSE JR. WAS EMPLOYED AS A MACHINIST APPRENTICE NEAR CUMBERLAND MARYLAND BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE ON 15 JANUARY 1942. HE TRAINED BILOXI MISSISSIPPI BEFORE SHIPPING OVERSEAS. WHILE OVERSEAS HE SERVED WITH THE 419TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON, 301ST BOMBARDMENT GROUP FROM 6 AUGUST 1942 TO 8 JUNE 1945.  ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1945 SGT CLOSE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED.  THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX LISTS HIS DATE OF PASSING AS JULY 1978.


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 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1942-1945, 747, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  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)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
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