YOUR STORY: American WWII dog tags found returned to family
IT WAS late Saturday afternoon on the August, 8 and one of our club members from Qld WW2 Relic Hunters started to dig a American Army trash heap along Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd and out came a dog tag.
The tag belong to a Sergeant from 186th Infantry Regiment of the 41st infantry division.
This has a sad and happy end the Sergeant was killed during the battle of Biak on June 16, 1944.
The Battle of Biak was part of the New Guinea campaign of World War II, fought between the United States Army and the Japanese Army from May 27 to August 17, 1944.
It was part of General Douglas MacArthur's Southwest Pacific command's offensive drive to clear New Guinea in preparation for an invasion of the Philippines.
A bit more about the Sergeant he was born on October 4, 1915 in Barron County Wisconsin, USA also enlisted in the US Army on June 24, 1941.
With the help of Angelo's Angles WW2 Dog tag return project we able to track down his great niece from Wisconsin and we are able to return to her a priceless family relic.
By Anthony C.E
Qld WW2 Relic Hunters