Fernald, Austin, PFC

Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
 
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
 
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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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Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
May 8, 1945 was decreed Victory in Europe Day although hostilities did not formally end until the following day. Fighting continued in Austria, Croatia and Czechoslovakia until May 14.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Sep 13, 2010
   
Personal Memories

Memories
When the WW 2 ended we were in Chartres, France ,guarding German P.O.W. at a Prisoners Of War Enclosures . We were in a Parade in Chartres, France, along with French Soldiers

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  144 Also There at This Battle:
  • Dingley, Elmer, T/Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Domino, Anthony, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Giesz, Frederick, Cpl, (1938-1945)
  • Hays, Willis, S/Sgt, (1944-1951)
  • Neuwirth, Frank, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Parfitt, Robert, T/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Peterson, Harry
  • Prater, Lones, PFC, (1943-1945)
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