Theodore J. Fina

Tech 4 Theodore Fina in Italy, Aug 1944 geared up and ready to board a C-47 for the invasion of Southern France. He is armed with a M1928A1 Thompson Submachine Gun with the detachable shoulder stock removed

NAME: Theodore J. Fina

ASN: 32397806

PLACE OF BIRTH: ???, NY

DATE OF BIRTH: ?? ??? 1911

DATES OF SERVICE: 01 Jul 1942 -

UNIT ASSIGNED:

Communications Section, HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR

Communications Section, HHC 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge with two combat jump stars, Silver Star Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with arrowhead and three campaign stars, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation, four overseas service bars

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

01 Jul 1942 - Enlisted at Fort Jay Governors Island, NY - NARA Enlistment Record

Field Title Value Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32397806 32397806
NAME FINA#THEODORE#J######### FINA#THEODORE#J#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 061 NEW YORK
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2327 FT JAY GOVERNORS ISLAND NEW YORK
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 01 01
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 07 07
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
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 23 NEW YORK
YEAR OF BIRTH 11 11
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 0 Grammar school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 572 Skilled engineers, stationary
MARITAL STATUS 8 Divorced, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0508 0508
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.172 2.172

14 Sep 1943 - T-4 Theodore J. Fina 32397806 2nd Bn, 509th PIR Participated in Operation GIANT III Naples-Foggia Combat Jump Star

10 Apr 1944 - Cpl. Theodore J. Fina 32397806 HHC, 509th PIB GO 5 The following named Officers and Enlisted Men of Companies indicated having fulfilled all requirements as set forth in Par #3. a&b, Section I, WD Circular #269, dated 27 October 1943, are hereby announced as Combat Infantrymen and are entitled to wear the badge as specified in WD Circular above

17 Apr 1944 - Cpl. Theodore J. Fina 32397806 HHC, 509th PIB SO 26 Temporary Promotion to T/4

15 Aug 1944 - T/4 Theodore J. Fina 32397806 Hq Co 509th PIB 24 Jul 1944 Listed on jump manifest for Operation DRAGOON (RUGBY) Southern France Combat Jump Star Bn Plane 11, Hq Co Plane 2 Seat 6

15 Aug 1944 – Sgt. Theodore J. Fina 32397806 Communications Section, HHC 509th PIB Southern France page 87 in the book “First Airborne Task Force” by Michel De Trez

11 Oct 1944 - T/4 Theodore J. Fina 32397806 509th PIB GO 17 HQ 1st ABTF Award of Silver Star Medal page 384 in the book “Stand in the Door” by Charles H. Doyle and Terrell Stewart

Tech 4 Fina riding in Communications Section vehicles through Nice, France



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