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    Default If anyone has an Ancestry.com account and

    Doesn't mind helping me track a USMC name from 1930 would they please pm me ??

    Trying to trace an American pre war caterpillar

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Gimme the name! I'll have a look.
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    I would have done but our account doesn't include the USA anymore, which is a shame as that's what I used it for.
    Alan Clark

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    Dennis/Al thanks for getting back to me..

    Dennis I am after anything (such as DOB State born, where served etc) which would allow me to ID: Robert A Williams USMC - He was a Corporal in 1929 and maybe Sgt same year or later.

    He was serving in Pensacola in 1929 and he is NOT Robert Alexander Williams who was a pre war US Navy Officer in the Supply Corps (he was born 1915 which is to late and died 2001 and buried Arlington National Cemetery Arlington ) to be the same gut commissioned..

    I believe the man I am interested in can be found in a number of

    U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958

    Draft, Enlistment and Service

    Name: Robert A Williams
    Military: date
    Residence: date

    For reference for my interest see:

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=47169




    he may be the guy below from 1941

    July 9, 1941
    The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa Page 3

    MARINES HERE FOR RECRUITING Marine Corps Offers Most Varied Service,
    Visitors Point Out Sergts. R. A. Williams and D. A. Cash, Des Moines, recruiting
    officers for the U. S. Marine corps, arrived in Mason City Wednesday for a
    three day stay. They will set up headquarters at the local post- office to
    receive prospective recruits Thursday and Friday between i) a. in. and 4:30 p. m.
    The marine corps offers the most varied service of any of the branches of the armed forces,
    the officers pointed out. It includes land, sea and air divisions, the marines
    being stationed on the first line ships of the navy and at naval stations both at
    home and abroad. The marine air bases are at San Diego, Cal, and Quantico, Va. Recruits
    must be between the ages of 17 and 30, inclusive, in good physical condition and of
    good moral character. All recruits from this area are sent to the San Diego station at
    government expense for six weeks' training, the officers said

    For the dates around 1929....

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    Searching on Family search .org the Mormon site brings up a few Marines by name of Williams , several of which are aircrew eg Williams, Pensacola 28/11/1927.also same date Observation Flight San Diego. No idea if it is the same guy being struck off strength of one unit and taken on the other.If you search the name , born 1900-1915 then select Military in "restrict records", then "Search all collections" - select USMC you'll get 1600 + to look through though most have different middle names. Hope this helps Pete

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    Robert A Williams.... oh dear. Fairly common name.
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 24th January 2017 at 10:02.
    Dennis Burke
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    Dennis - Yes - I know but definitely USMC

    Petes Family search .org has allowed me to confirm he initially a mechanic but was at Pensacola as a Student Pilot - He obviously qualified as in Managua, Nicaragua in March 1930 as Pilot but drops of radar from that point - He enlisted 28 Nov 1927 but cannot be found on this list https://bluejacket.com/nap_v-z.htm

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