Re:Help identifying unit or rank or anything....
Dawn...As I earned the Aerial Gunner wings, I would guess that your great uncle was a crewman on a 9th AF C-47 Troop Carrier aircraft.
The C-47s dropped paratroopers and towed the CG4A gliders, into both the Normandy and Marketgarden invasions.
Those of us who were entitled to wear the Gunner Wings, were also entitled to wear the Aircrew Wings as well...and as we had training as Aerial Gunners, we would wear the Gunner Wings, as ALL enlisted aircrew members were entitled to wear the Aircrew Wings. Only the aircrew members who had attended the Aerial Gunner formal training were authorized the Gunner Wings.
There were three Troop Carrier Wings assigned to the 9th AAF...with a total of 15 Troop Carrier Groups.
Another source of ID'ing his unit will be a letter from overseas with his return address, if you can locate such a letter.
As Willow Run says, ANY and ALL information will be helpful..however insignificant it may seem to you.
It appears that he was also assigned to a unit which earned the DUC or Distinguished Unit Citation....worn above the right pocket. One problem...Only one TCG was NOT awarded the DUC out of the 15 TCGs.
I gleaned this information from the Maurer-Maurer set of books.
James S. Peters Sr. T/Sgt B-17 Flt Engr, 27 missions 99 BG, 348BS, 5th Wing, 15th AAF Tortorella, (Foggia#2), Italy My Tour was from 12/03/44-06/19/45 M/Sgt USAF (Retired)