Obtaining infomation about what a vet did in WWII

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  1. DAVIDICUS

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    I'm trying to find information about a US Army vet in WWII. He was in the 489th Ordnance Company which I believe was in the Third Army.

    Where does one go to find out info on what a vet did, ewhere he was and when or any other information that might be available?
     
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    I came across "489th Ordnance Evacuation Company, Third Army" in a flyer, but that was it.

    When I searched for "489th" 3rd Army, I could only find an AAA Engineers group.
     
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    Yes, I have the discharge papers. 489th Ordnance Company aka 489th Ordnance Evacuation Company.

    I did an extensive search through the web and only found some obituaries from other soldiers who were in that outfit.

    Thanks for looking. Nice of you.
     
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    If the guy you are researching is a relative of yours, I suggest you write a letter to your country gouvernment's Veteran Department. I did it myself for two of my ancestors (one in WWI (tuned up he never was enlisted/drafted) and an other in WWII).

    However, the process can take some time. I sent the letter about a month ago and I received an answer about a week after. It was telling me the result for the WWI search and that the WWII search would be longer, as they are giving priority to the veterans/families who are requesting stuff like lost medals or pensions. They said I should receive an answer in about 8 months.

    Of course, if you do so, be very accurate on the info you give... As there can be more than one veteran named "John Doe".
     
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