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Old 12-28-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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Trying to locate Leroy Sheets or relatives. Served in the 1247th MP group attached to the 392nd Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force, Wendling, England in WWII.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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What state was he from?
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Don't know for sure, possibly North Carolina but not sure. He and my father were friends while in the 8th in England and Germany. Trying to get additional info from him about their time over there. The 8th has a website but little info about the ancillary ground crews on the many bases in England.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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There is an Army enlistment record for a Leroy Sheets from Forsyth County, NC, so we can try to track from that information. Year of birth is 1924, and he was married.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Leroy Sheets
Birth Year: 1924
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
State of Residence: North Carolina
County or City: Forsyth
Enlistment Date: 2 Feb 1943
Enlistment State: South Carolina
Enlistment City: Camp Croft
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Packing, filling, labeling, marking, bottling, and related occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
Height: 71
Weight:152

This appears to be the same gentleman:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Leroy Sheets
SSN:xxxxxxx
Last Residence: 27103 Winston Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 12 Mar 1924
Died: Aug 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

No children listed in death index:
Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
Name: Leroy Sheets
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Divorced
Social Security Number: xxx
Father's Last Name: S
Age: 61
Date of Birth: 12 Mar 1924
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence County: Davie
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 21 Aug 1985
Death City: Mocksville
Death County: Davie
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: Yes
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Medical Examiner
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87


There are 3 divorces for Leroy Sheets in Forsyth County. The database doesn't include birthdates so I can't verify if any or all are the same person - or perhaps a son. But these are 3 names to persue:
Elizabeth in 1964
Eleanor in 1967
Rebecca in 1970


A possibility for a son, Leroy Jr.:

SHEETS, LEROY MELVIN (Age 66)

Associated names:

SHEETS, ROY H
SHEETS, LEROY JR
SHEETS, LINDA LOU
SHEETS, LEROY M
SHEETS, ROY M
SHEETS, LEROY W
SHEETS, ROY W

FAYETTEVILLE, NC
FORT MADISON, IA

Possible Relatives:

SHEETS, LINDA S (Age 67)
SHEETS, MICHAEL DAVID (Age 33)
SHEETS, LINDA L (Age 67)
Possible Roommates / Associates:

LONG, MARY LYNN (Age 71)
WEEKS, STEPHEN BRYAN (Age 42)
MATTERN, ELLEN EDGELL (Age 99)
MERCER, MARY LYNN (Age 34)
CAREY, BRANDY LYNN (Age 28)
LOCKLEAR, ANTHONY L


Found the census data. 2 sisters, Maxine and Naomi. I'll try to contact the person who corrected the transcription error on the surname. It may take a while to get a reply:

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Leroy Shutz
[Leroy Sheets]
Home in 1930: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1924
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Roy Shutz
Mother's name: Lila Shutz
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Roy Shutz 30
Lila Shutz 26
Naomi Shutz 8
Leroy Shutz 6
Maxine Shutz 2 1/12

I found him in a couple family trees, but they have no info on wives or children. His parents were Roy Phillip Sheets and Lila Marie Hartely. It shows the 2 sisters as still living, but Ancestry does not reveal info on living people in family trees - it only says "living Sheets" One was married to Ralph Bynum Dunn (deceased) and shows 2 sons (Living Dunn) The other one doesn't list a spouse but shows a deceased child, Sterling Duggins, 1949-1975.

Ok, found the marriage record for Ralph - married Frances Naomi Sheets. So one of Leroy's living sisters would now be Frances Naomi Dunn (or Frances Sheets Dunn, or Naomi Sheets Dunn), and has 2 sons and the other one may possibly be Maxine Duggins, no living offspring.
Oh, here she is:

DUGGINS, MAXINE SHEETS (Age 82)
Associated names:

DUGGINS, M
WINSTON SALEM, NC
No relatives listed.

Maxine S Duggins
2976 Faw Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27103-6904
Age:65+

No phone listed, so you would have to write to her. With the advanced age of the sisters, your only hope of wartime info would be if they kept letters or a journal from Leroy. Maxine would know if Leroy had children, and maybe could put you in touch with the ex-spouse(s).

Found a 1992 record, same address but gives phone number (336)765-1829. A reverse check shows it as unpublished. I'd try it anyway. It might still be hers.


That's all I've found for now, but the other searchers may take this info and find something more current on relatives.

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Old 12-29-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the information. I believe you found him for me. My father was from Forsyth County, NC. I assume that he and Leroy knew each other prior to going into service. My father also entered at Camp Croft, Fort Jackson, SC. You did well here, my friend.
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