Alexander Peters

Alex Peters wearing in a typically modified and camouflage painted uniform in preparation for the jump in Southern France (Photo courtesy of the Derringer Family)

NAME: Alexander Peters

ASN: 31266315

PLACE OF BIRTH:

DATE OF BIRTH: 1923?

DATES OF SERVICE: 26 Jan 1943 -

UNIT ASSIGNED: C CO 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Southern France

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge with one combat jump star, EAME Campaign Medal with arrowhead device, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation with two bronze oak leaf clusters

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:  

26 Jan 1943 - Enlisted at Manchester, NH - NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31266315 31266315
NAME PETERS#ALEXANDER#G###### PETERS#ALEXANDER#G######
RESIDENCE: STATE 14 NEW HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 013 MERRIMACK
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1480 MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 26 26
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 14 NEW HAMPSHIRE
YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 614 Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of knit goods
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0418 0418
FILM REEL NUMBER 3.140 3.140

 

10 Apr 1944 - Pvt. Alexander G. Peters 31266315 C CO 509th PIB    10-Apr-44 GO 5 Award of Combat Infantryman Badge

15 Aug 1944 - Parachuted into Southern France, Operation ANVIL-DRAGOON

Pvt. Alexander G. Peters C CO 509th PIB Southern France page 30, 50, 62, 73 Book "First Airborne Task Force" by Michel De Trez

If a family member of Alex Peters is interested in obtaining a printed copy.  Please write to me at the e-mail below and I will put you in contact with the Derringer family.

00 Dec 2016 - Al Peters passed away

Alvin Puis, Alex Peters, Arnold Johnson (Photo courtesy of the Derringer Family)

 

Alex Peters 'Our Sweatheart' in Southern France.  The German Naval Flag was captured in the assault on the Citadel in St. Tropez (Photo courtesy of the Derringer Family)

Alex Peters and Martin Gallegas gathering food in Southern France
 

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