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03-30-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm researching my grandfather's WWII service. In his discharge papers, it states that he served in the continental US for more 2 years and that he received the American Service medal but it does not provide a relevant service unit or state what he did. The only unit that is provided, the 742nd FA Bn, was not established until 1944 when he went into foreign service and I do know that he was a gun crewman for the 8 inch howitzer. Any advice on how to obtain more information or any general information about the coast artillery would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Paul Smith
04-06-2010, 08:09 AM

I would suggest that you contact Fort Miles

They are an interpretive site, and will have some information on how to proceed in your research

You could also start googling 8 inch howitzer, coast artillery and such, that will give you a lot of information, too

Good luck