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Application of Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus Compensation. 18 July 1950
Albert Charlton detailing his service periods beginning 4 May 1942 through 2 December 1945.  although his stint in the 508th PIR is not listed, his ASN proves he is the same man who served in Hq 3rd during 1943.

Albert returned to Europe in 1953 although the duration is unknown.  He sailed from Le Havre, France on 15 May 1953 and arrived in NY City on 19 May.

Note that the home address of R.D. #1, Glenshaw, PA is the same as that which appears in the Veterans Compensation Application, above.


Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application filed by Albert Charlton.

A CERTIFICATE was attached attesting to the validity of the information. It was signed by Captain John F. Mitchell 114th Signal Service Co, *Herzo Base.

*Herzo Base. was the abbreviation for Herzogenaurach, constructed by the Deutsche Luftwaffe (Air Force), named Deutsche Fliegerschule (German pilot school).
   Seized by the United States Third Army in April 1945, It was designated as ALG R-29. It was first occupied by a transportation unit followed by the USAAF 354th Fighter Group in May. In May 1946, the 2nd Radio Corps took over the installation and renamed it "Herzo base."

[courtesy of Linda Claxton]

Columbarium marker for Albert Charlton and spouse in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego (San Diego county), California.

Albert enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh, PA.

On 27 October 1943 Pvt Charlton was transferred to HQ 3rd, 508th PIR.

Pvt Charlton was transferred to the 542nd PIR, also stationed then at Camp Mackall, NC, on 29 November 1943.

He was probably one of the 1,000 men of the 542nd sent as replacements to the European Theatre in anticipation of D-Day, then only months away.  It would explain his departure to the ETO on 12 May 1944 as seen on the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application.

He was discharged on 8 December 1945 but apparently re-enlisted, this time in the newly formed Air Force, at a later date.

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