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RUSSELL E. NULL


(courtesy of Traci Jurek)

Grave marker for Russell E. Null in Division R, Section 2, Block 45, Space 16 of the Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Petersburg (Pinellas), Florida.

Russell enlisted in the Army at Huntington, West Virginia on 9 October 1942.

Initially assigned to Service Company, 508th, he was transferred to Hq 3rd in November 1943.

In May 1944 Pvt Null was hospitalized and on 19 July 1944 was flown from Prestwick, Scotland to La Guardia Field, NY aboard an Air Transport  Command aircraft. The tail number shows that it was a four-engine C-54.  The flight, which stopped in Stephenville, Newfoundland for fuel and two additional passengers, made the transit in a single day. 

Pvt Null was transferred to the Parachute Replacement School, Fort Benning, GA, presumably for additional medial treatment.  He was discharged on 21 August 1944.

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