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2008/07/18 15:05:00 (permalink)
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AW 107 on separation report

In the remark portion of my dad's separation report it states "No time lost under AW 107". This is not in the dictionary part of the website. Can anyone tell me what it means?  V.Beck, Proud daughter of Victor P. Jones, 409th BS, 93rdBG, 8th Army Air Force
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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/18 15:17:26 (permalink)
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What would we do without Google ? Found this site which answers the question.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_AW107_in_military_terms

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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/18 16:01:21 (permalink)
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Well I came across AW-107 ..that no time was lost as a result of hospitalization.
 
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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/18 17:37:54 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I think I am making this harder than it should be.  I even dream about this stuff.  Perhaps a few days off would be in order. Thanks again.
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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/19 07:47:36 (permalink)
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Vicki,
The infraction your Dad incurred must have been a minor one if he did not have to make up lost days before being discharged and if there was any punishment, it was metted out by by his immediate superiors.
Two types of infractions;
My self; With two other guys, borrowed the Captains Gig, (his personal boat) and went sight seeing among the ships in the harbour at night. Boat was reported, stolen/adrift to other ships, harbour begining to lite up like Times Square with search lites from the ships looking for the "Gig", caught upon return. Punishment, captains Mast, confined to ship with 30hrs extra duty.
Fellow Jerseyite; Left his ship, picked up in his home town at a bar by SPs, 42 days later. Summary Court Marshal, Monetary fine, also pay for cost of two SPs, brig time while awaiting trial. Before being discharged he had to make up all his lost time. Had he been picked up on the 45th day of being AWOL he would have recieved a General Court Marshal, with big time Brig time.  

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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/19 13:39:49 (permalink)
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Dear Cadet,
 
Thank you for asking this question for several of us who never did.
 
Keep asking your questions, you have come to the place to get them answered, sometimes very nicely sometimes not.
 
Know there are a lot of us asking the same thing in our heads who never asked this one and I appreciated you asking this.   
 
My Father had this same thing on his separation papers. You confirmed what I suspected, thank you again.

Sincerely, PA.Dutchman
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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/19 18:20:58 (permalink)
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Dutch,et al,
You have to keep in mind that many of us were just kids, when we violated the strict rules of the military, when you can eat, sleep, brush your teeth, go to the potty, and some were in a situation where they were faced with the fact that tomorrow may be their last day on planet earth. They may have over imbibed because it eased the pain of what they were to face the next day. Some before going into combat may have overstayed their leave/liberty a day or two. Some like myself did something on a wager/lark. I like many others did not qualify for the "Good Conduct Medal", because of my infraction and have never lost a nights sleep because of it. Also keep in mind that many guys served under a "CS" Officer" who was only to eager to punish rather than overlook the cituation. No excuse for what I was party to. I did the crime, I did the time and I did recieve an honorable discharge.

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RE: AW 107 on separation report 2008/07/19 20:01:18 (permalink)
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I wasn't placing judgment on anyone or their record. I only thanked our friend for asking the question.

My father was in the Military from 1937 until 1940 in the 11 F.A. Battery C at Schofield then immediately re-enlisted in the 42 Sq. 11 BGH at the same desk from 1940 until 1945.

He was at Hickam on Dec. 7, 1942 and was among the 1st Air Corp to go into the Pacific in the 42 Squadron. Until they were brought back they had no B-17s left and had fought at Guadalcanal, Midway, Santos and all the campaigns of the Solomon Islands. 

Only a handful of the original 42 Squadron survived that campaign. They lost their last 3 planes on February 1, 1943. The remainder was immediately returned to Hickam to rebuild. 

Then Pop went back again to the Pacific in late 1943 after training a number of new recruits who I have been able to talk to in the last few months. 

No one is alive from their original 42 Sq. from 1940 to 1943. The last three B17-S were lost on February 1, 1943. In one after noon my father lost nearly 30 good friends in ONE afternoon. At Hickam he lost a number the first day of the war.
 
The book "One Damned After Another" states the 42 Squadron received the Presidential Unit Citation after being recommended for it by the Naval Commander in the Pacific Campaign.
 
It is believed this was the only time in the history of the Armed Services one branch of the service recommended another for this honor. 

I am sure he realized he was facing death during this time, but he some how did earn an Honorable with not time lost to 107 Th AW.

So it could be done and I know he had plenty of good times during his nearly 9 1/2  years.       


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Sincerely, PA.Dutchman
Son of T/Sgt. Ray "Bud" Heilman

11 TH F. A. 1937-40
Schofield Barracks
11 TH BGH 42 Sq.1940-45
Hickam 12/7/1941
USAAC Armorer 911
P.U.C.
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