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Last Known Contact: Pete Whitley
Address: 33433 Mann Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001-8353 Phone: 704-982-1272
Activated: 7 Dec 1944 at Camp Shelby, MS, from 560th AAA Bn
Training: 2 Dec 1944 - 1 Jun 1945 Cp. Shelby, MS
Inactivated: 18 Apr 1946 in Hawaii
Overseas: Arrived SPE 20 Jun 1945, Hawaii 26 Jun 1945
Campaigns: none - "...72d Chemical Mortar Battalions which did not reach Hawaii until mid-1945, too late to see action before the war ended." Kleber, Brooks E., and Dale Birdsell. “The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat.”The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat, Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 2003, p. 516.>
Number of men killed in action: none
Number of days in combat: none
Number of rounds fired: none
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