Robert B. David

NAME: Robert B. David

ASN: 34054782

PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlantic Beach, Duval County, FL

DATE OF BIRTH: 1919?

DATES OF SERVICE: 08 Jul 1941 - 15 August 1944

UNIT ASSIGNED: B Co. 504th PB

                                  E Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR

                                  B CO 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Naples-Foggia, Southern France

AWARDS: Parachutist Badge with four combat jump stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with arrowhead device and three bronze star devices, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, 3rd Zouave Regiment Badge, One Service Stripe for 3 years service, Four Overseas Service Bars for 2 years overseas

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

08 Jul 1941 - Enlisted at Camp Blanding, FL - NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 34054782 34054782
NAME DAVID#ROBERT#B########## DAVID#ROBERT#B##########
RESIDENCE: STATE 42 FLORIDA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 031 DUVAL
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 4213 CP BLANDING FLORIDA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 08 08
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 07 07
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
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 0 Undefined Code
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 42 FLORIDA
YEAR OF BIRTH 19 19
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 736 Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0746 0746
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.263 1.263

00 Feb 1942 - Pvt. Robert B. David, 34054782, B Co. 504th PB, Atlantic Beach, FL Graduates from Parachute School

08 Nov 1942 - Sgt. Robert B. David, 34054782, E Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR, Atlantic Beach, FL, Participates in Operation VILLAN (TORCH) Plane 3, Seat 6, Combat Weight 253 lbs.

15 Nov 1942 - Jumped at Youks les Bains

25 Mar 1943 - Cpl. Robert B. David, 34054782, E Co. 2nd Bn 509th PIR, Atlantic Beach, FL, Special Order #27 Promoted to Sgt. (Temp.)

30 Apr 1943 - Promoted to Sergeant

15 Jul 1943 - Sgt. Robert B. David, 34054782, E Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR, 7-Dec-41 to 15-Jul-43 General Order #8 Awarded Good Conduct Medal, 1yr Svc

11 Nov 1943 - Wounded in Action in Italy

01 Jan 1944 - S/Sgt. Robert B. David, 509th PIB, GO # 136 page 3. Under the provisions of Army Regulations 600-45, as amended, a Purple Heart is awarded to ROBERT B. DAVID, Staff Sergeant, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, United States Army; for wounds received in action against an armed enemy, during the Fifth Army campaign in Italy, 11 November 1943.

10 Apr 1944 - S/Sgt. Robert B. David, 34054782, B CO 509th PIB, General Order #5 Award of Combat Infantryman Badge

15 Aug 1944 - SSgt. Robert B. David, 34054782, B CO 509th PIB, Atlantic Beach FL, MIA or Buried at Sea Rhone Am Cem, Draguignan, France Bronze Star, Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Page 387 Book: Stand in the Door by Charles H. Doyle


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