Looking for information on father. He was wounded in action in Italy. He had a metal plate in his head from combat injuries and died after coming home only two weeks after my birth. Any assistance in finding what unit he was in or specific information on where I might access WIA lists to help me learn more about his service related injury would be appreciated.
Sorry my father’s name was Arnold L. Crisp
According to the Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946, Arnold L. Crisp was 20 years old and a resident of Rowan County, Kentucky when he enlisted on 24 October 1942 at Ft Thomas, Newport, Kentucky. His serial number was 35508066.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012, shows that Arnold L. Crisp died on 6 July 1948 and was buried in Epperhart Cemetery in Rowan County, Kentucky. His date of birth was 28 August 1920. His enlistment date is confirmed as 24 October 1942 as is his serial number of 35508066. He received an honorable discharge on 4 September 1945. He served as a private in the 328th Ferrying Squadron of the Army Air Force. Originally formed to transport lend-lease airplanes to Britain, by October 1942, the ferrying squadrons had far wider responsibilities. The squadrons still ferried aircraft, but also transported personnel, materiel and mail, as well as controlling, operating and maintaining overseas facilities on air routes. The 328th was stationed at Long Beach, California from September 1942 until March 1944 and at Naples, Italy from August 1944 until around June 1946.
As Arnold died after returning home a Kentucky death certificate was issued. A delayed Certificate of Death from the Commonwealth of Kentucky dated 10 August 1948, confirms his sbirth date as 28 August 1920 and his death as occurring on 6 July 1948. The cause of death is given as “subdural hematoma” due to a “motor bike accident” on the 5th July 1948. No prior injuries were noted.
As the next-of-kin you may request a copy of your father’s military records from the National Personnel Records Center using the information i have provided here.
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