Fernald, Austin, PFC

Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Private First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Current/Last Primary MOS
601-Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Crewman
Current/Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 400th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Previously Held MOS
527-Antiaircraft Range Section NCO
845-Gun Crewman, Heavy Artillery
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class


Five Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Post 381Chapter 2929Post 7347, Yucaipa Valley PostChapter 12
WW II Memorial National Registry
  1949, American Legion, Post 381 (Member) (Los Angeles, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 2929 (Member) (Redlands, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7347, Yucaipa Valley Post (National President) (Yucaipa, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 12 (Member) (San Bernardino, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, WW II Memorial National Registry


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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
(Naples-Foggia Campaign 18 Aug 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Air); 9 Sep 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Ground) After Allied bombardment of communications and airfields in Italy, Montgomery crossed the Strait of Messina on 3 September 1943 and started northward. Five days later Eisenhower announced that the Italian Government had surrendered. Fifth Army, under Clark, landed at Salerno on g September and managed to stay despite furious counterattacks. By 18 September the Germans were withdrawing northward. On 27 September Eighth Army occupied the important airfields of Foggia, and on I October Fifth Army took Naples. As the Allies pushed up the peninsula, the enemy slowed the advance and brought it to a halt at the Gustav Line.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Jul 10, 2014
   
Personal Memories

Memories
I was with the 400th. AAA AW BATTALION . Battery "C'. when I made the invasion of Italy. We were attached to the 45th. Division. The 13th, Field Artillery was also with us. We left from Termini, Sicily And landed at Paestum, Italy.

   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  281 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Bernholz, Charles H., T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Eddy, George, T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Fisco, Richard, S/Sgt
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