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Subject: WW II: Warrant Officer, Branch Immaterial Date: 11/6/2011 1:33 AM
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Below is a typical military listing from World War II from Ancestry.com. What is a branch immaterial -- warrant officer?

Warrant officers are supposed to be technical experts. They are not commissioned officers. In the Viet Nam era they were often helicopter pilots. What were they in World War II?

Anybody know?

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Name: James A Eckler
Birth Year: 1906
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New Jersey
State of Residence: New Jersey
County or City: Hudson

Enlistment Date: 17 Mar 1942
Enlistment State: New Jersey
Enlistment City: Fort Dix
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: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Wholesale managers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 70
Weight: 129
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