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Francis E Paynton

PVT in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co B

ASN#32568080 Casualty: Wounded

Born 1918 in NY

County of residence at enlistment: Bergen County, NJ
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: chemists, assayers, and metallurgists
College education before the war: 2 years
Notes: Prom PVT to Co A, T/5 per Travel Orders, 23d HQ, 29 August 1945; Certificate of Merit; CG SP TRS, 12th A Gp, 2 Jun 45. Meritorious Service: Erecting Dummy Equipment, Germany, 18-24 Mar 45
Source: 603rd Camouflage Engineer Roster provided by W. Anderson; Awards and Decorations; Photo of 603rd Company A, 13 May 1945; WWII Army enlistment record; Company A Roster; List of Casualties (Unofficial)

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