Chain of Command 18 May 1944 - 574th AAA AW Bn (SP) ordered to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana for Combined Operations, arriving by train 22 May 1944. The Combined Operations phase was known as the 1944 Louisiana Maneuvers and was conducted with the 84th Infantry Division and elements of the Army Air Corps.
29 Aug 1944 - Completed Combined Operations. Rank Private.
30 Aug 1944 - 574th AAA AW Bn (SP) ordered to Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Camp Stewart, Georgia, arriving by train 1 Sep 1944. Final preparations made for overseas movement to include refitting with half-tracks, vehicles, equipment and personnel reinforcements.
29 Nov 1944 - Completed preparations. Rank Private First Class.
30 Nov 1944 - 574th AAA AW Bn (SP) ordered to overseas staging area at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, arriving by train 2 Dec 1944. Awaiting movement to European Theater of Operations.
14 Dec 1944 - 574th AAA AW Bn (SP) departed by train for New York Port of Embarkation. Boarded the RMS Queen Elizabeth.
16 Dec 1944 - 574th AAA AW Bn (SP) departed New York Port of Embarkation aboard RMS Queen Elizabeth. Rank Private First Class.
21 Dec 1944 - Arrived Port of Glasgow, Scotland. Disembarked on 23 Dec 1944 at Gourock, Scotland. Final movement by train to Codford, England, arriving 24 Dec 1944. Assigned duties as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Machine Gunner (SP) with D Battery.