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Need Advice How To Locate WWII Records of Relative
Posted by: jerry stevens (ID *****6534) Date: March 05, 2010 at 08:37:28
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Doing family research I discovered a cousin that enlisted
in the USMC in New Orleans 1940.
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RECORD 1:
Name: John S Stevens
Muster Date: Dec 1940
Station: Southern Recruiting Divions, New Orlenas, Louisiana

Record 2:
Name: John S Stevens (John Steve Stevens)
Muster Date: Dec 1940
Enlistment Date: 11 Dec 1940
Station: Third Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Base Troops, MCB, San Diego, Calif
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The only other military records that I can find online are
two burial records in the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific in Honolulu.

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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name:        John Steve Stevens
Gender: Male
Race:        White
Religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: National Memorial Cemetery of Pacific, Territory of Hawaii (Honolulu)
Grave number: e 181
Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Marine
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number:       302799

Source: Find A Grave
John S Stevens
Buried At:        Section E Site 181
Birth: Aug. 11, 1922
Death: Aug. 15, 1943
Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: E, 181
Note: Entered the service from Louisiana.
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I would like to find out as much as possible about John's
time in the military, where he served, battles, citations,
cause of death, first burial location, etc, etc.

One confusing note that I found online in someones family file is that John died "Over Cambrdgeshire England".
John being in the Marines, buried in Honolulu, I find it confusing that he would have been in, and died, in Europe.
I wrote the site owner but no reply.

Another puzzle, other burial records show his death date as
Aug. 15, 1943 but show his internment date March 1 1949 in the National Cemetery, HI. Internment six years after his death.

Records also show his first burial place coded as 4566.
His final burial coded as 294 which is code for the National Cemetery in HI. I can't find, or figure out, where burial place 4566 is, or was.

Thanks ahead for any info, or advice, as where to go to fill in the nine year gap from 1940 enlistment to 1949 final burial.

Thanks again,
Jerry Stevens




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