November 29, 2011

Case #10: Found Another American Soldier's Dog ID Tags!

WW2 American Soldier Dog ID Tag
Megan wrote to Olive Tree Genealogy with a request to help her find the family of a WW2 American soldier.

His dog tags were found in a field near  Camp Howze in Gainsville Texas, and the person who found them wants to send them home.

This is Olive Tree Genealogy's Case #10.  Hopefully we can add it to the "Dog Tag returned to family!" list.

The scan is a bit blurry but the name is Edward _ Jones. (I am not positive of that middle initial)

_7010360 T44-45

Here's hoping my readers can once again put their sleuthing hats on and help Megan find Edward's family or descendants.

Please see our other Soldiers' Dog Tags cases by clicking on the tab at the top of this blog. Some are solved and the dog tags have been returned to family, but others are waiting to go home




12 comments:

Maine-stream Middleware said...

The middle initial looks like an E to Me.

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

The first number is a 1 and the middle initial is an E. Let's see what else comes up!

Jace said...

The Tag says

Jones, Edward E
17010360 T44-45

Hope you can find it's owners

John Wolfe said...

From NARA:

File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

You may wish to View the FAQs for this series.

Field Title: ARMY SERIAL NUMBER
Value: 17010360
Meaning: 17010360

Field Title: NAME
Value: JONES#EDWARD#E##########
Meaning: JONES#EDWARD#E##########

Field Title: RESIDENCE: STATE
Value: 71
Meaning: Undefined Code

Field Title: RESIDENCE: COUNTY
Value: 077
Meaning: Undefined Code

Field Title: PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
Value: 7163
Meaning: Undefined Code

Field Title: DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY
Value: 04
Meaning: 04

Field Title: DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH
Value: 09
Meaning: 09

Field Title: DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR
Value: 40
Meaning: 40

Field Title: GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION
Value: PVT#
Meaning: Private

Field Title: GRADE: CODE
Value: 8
Meaning: Private

Field Title: BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION
Value: INF
Meaning: Infantry

Field Title: BRANCH: CODE
Value: 10
Meaning: Infantry

Field Title: FIELD USE AS DESIRED
Value: #
Meaning: #

Field Title: TERM OF ENLISTMENT
Value: 7
Meaning: Enlistment for the Philippine Department

Field Title: LONGEVITY
Value: ###
Meaning: ###

Field Title: SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL
Value: 0
Meaning: Civil Life

Field Title: NATIVITY
Value: 71
Meaning: Undefined Code

Field Title: YEAR OF BIRTH
Value: 19
Meaning: 19

Field Title: RACE AND CITIZENSHIP
Value: 1
Meaning: White, citizen

Field Title: EDUCATION
Value: 0
Meaning: Grammar school

Field Title: CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Value: 760
Meaning: Attendants, filling stations and parking lots

Field Title: MARITAL STATUS
Value: 6
Meaning: Single, without dependents

Field Title: COMPONENT OF THE ARMY
Value: 1
Meaning: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)

Field Title: CARD NUMBER
Value: -
Meaning: -

Field Title: BOX NUMBER
Value: 0239
Meaning: 0239

Field Title: FILM REEL NUMBER
Value: 2.96#
Meaning: 2.96#

Page URL: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp

Some more info I've dug up is posted at the Camp Howze FB page:
http://tinyurl.com/yc6jcsc

Becky said...

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=jones&GSfn=edward&GSby=1919&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=21600708&df=all&

Becky said...

Found them!!! Getting the address today for the son Edward.

Genealogy Blogger said...

Becky FANTASTIC!!! oh this is so exciting, a great Christmas gift :-)

Genealogy Blogger said...

thanks everyone for your help!

Becky said...

Did you get that address I sent over? Just making sure.

Genealogy Blogger said...

Got the address and passed it on to Megan.

Have not heard if they have sent the tag home but Megan confirmed that she has the email I sent with the address.

Fingers crossed!

John Wolfe said...

The Dog Tag has been returned to the family and a response was received by Tim, who returned it and whose step-father found it. Please go to the Camp Howze facebook page to see photos of Edward and other members of his family that served during WWII, along with some other photos and a copy of the letter thanking Tim for returning it.

Anonymous said...

MY POW BRACELET I GOT FAMILY NAME FOR MY LOCAL VFW SO GO TO VFW ASK IF THEY CAN HELP ALSO TRY YOUR LOCAL RECRUITER OR BASE..OK GOOD LUCK