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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
558th QM Company 2
Branch:
Army 2
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
12 Jul 1920 2
1920 1
Tevel, Hungary 2
Hungary 1
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Person:
Martin Streicher 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 2
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
12 Jul 1920 2
1920 1
Tevel, Hungary 2
Hungary 1
Residence:
Place: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 1
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Birth:
Mother: Therese Gith 2
Father: Anton Streicher 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
558th QM Company 2
Branch:
Army 2
Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
24 Aug 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Serial Number:
16094856 1
Enlistment Place:
Milwaukee Wisconsin 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Unskilled occupations in fabrication of metal products, n.e.c. 1
Religion:
Roman Catholic 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0218 1
Film Reel Number: 2.75 1

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Stories

War Years: 1942-1945

South West Pacific Theater of Operation

Enlisted in the Army - Milwaukee, WI - August 24, 1942

First Camp - Camp Sheridan, IL - August 24, 1942

Transferred to Camp Shelby Mississippi - August 27, 1942

Arrived at Camp Shelby Mississippi - August 28, 1942

Assignment - 178 Signal Repair Company (Repair of Radios, Telephone and Teletype)

Re-Assigned - 558th QM Company

Promotion to Corporal - March 1943

Traveled To Camp Stoneman, California in July 1943

Arrived at Camp Stoneman, California 5 days Later

Left Camp Stoneman For Milne Bay, New Guinea - August 17, 1943

Traveled To New Guinea on a Dutch Boat (approx. 1,500 troops) - A Few Submarine Alerts

Arrived in Milne Bay, New Guinea

After 10 Days in Milne Bay, Martin Left For Port Moresby, New Guinea

Stayed In Port Moresby for 1.5 Months

Returned To Milne Bay - Attached To 32nd Division Task Force (fell through)

Left Milne Bay and headed for Goodenough Island. Joined the 112th Cavalry (saw first bombing)

Left Goodenough Island for Finschhafen, New Guinea (preparation for Arawe Invasion)

Left for Arawe on December 15, 1943 (Stayed on Arawe for 11 months)

Joined the 40th Division for Invasion at Lingayen Gulf, Phillippines. January 9, 1944

558th Received a Unit Citation in summer of 1945

In the Village of Salone, Cuguyan Valley, Phillippines when the war ended (1st Platoon, 558th QM Rhd Company) Lt. Orth C/O.

Returned Home - December 24, 1945

My dad was also in the Admiralty Islands (Manus Island - Lorengau) unknown dates

 

From Discharge Papers

Total Length of Service

Continental Service - 1 Year 6 Days

Foreign Service - 2 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days

 

Battles and Campaigns

New Guinea, Northern Solomons, Luzon

 

Decorations and Citations

American Theater Service Medal

Asiatic Pacific Service Medal

Phillippine Liberation Service Medal with One Bronze Star

Four Overseas Service Bars

Good Conduct Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

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