From: Stratford, Connecticut
I finally found my late dad's WW II dog tags and compared to mine -- I served during ODS, SFORVII -- they were very different.
Dad's began with his first name, middle initial and last name (mine was the standard last name, first name, MI).
Then came what I assume was dad's military serial number followed by T42 (trained in 1942?) followed by an off-set 43 with a capital A (blood type?) far to the right near the eyelet for the chain.
But what followed next was his mother's name and address, which I assume would be used by Grave's Registry to notify the family in a worst case scenario; we had a Casualty Feeder report that was carried inside our helmets.
Unlike mine, dad's tag had no religious affiliation; frankly, there wasn't much room left for any more info.
So does anyone know what the T42 43 line refers to?
Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
"The Angel of Okinawa"
Home of the Chance-Vought Corsair, F4U
The best fighter-bomber of World War II