From his discharge papers, I have been able to discern that my father (Sgt. Harry Kinzinger) was a reconnaissance car (733) commander and was evidently connected to the 8th Army Air Force Composite Command. His discharge shows additionally he was involved in campaigns in the Rhineland and Central Europe.
Dad was deeply affected by the war and could not talk about it except in non-specific bits and pieces so we know very little of his service to this country. We have been told that he was part of an special unit that did not have a patch, rotated its members every few days, regularly had shots which made killing easier, tended to recruit farm boys, etc. Does anyone know anything about this unit--or can point me to a next logical step? Thanks much
My Dad service is a mystery also. The only information I have is a picture with a flag with 733. Was your dad a paratrooper?
To my knowledge, Dad was not a paratrooper. I am told his unit was not allowed to wear badges. Thanks for asking.
My dad is also a mystery man. He was with the marines before the war started in Egypt connected to Naval Intelligence. Took me forever to figure out he was in OSS. The Musters Rolls didn't help much. But it's a start, u been there? I also checked embarkation lists.
I haven't but will. Dad could never talk about his time in war. Classic PTSD--but we didn't know it as such then. Thanks!
(My son is in Congress now so he's checking thru his office's contacts, also. Frustrating.)