New and representing the 535th Anti Aircraft Artillery-Automatic Weapons Battalion - Page 4

August 1st, 2015  

Topic: Help on identifying uniform with 535

Hey Ray. I have a picture of my grandfather. He passed away when I was about 6. My family has this photograph of him and all we know about his military service is that he was in d day and in the army. I noticed the 535 patch on his uniform and was wondering if this is indeed the same unit your grandfather was in. Or if it's a different 535. I'm not sure how to upload it to this forum but I can email it to you. My email is if you or anyone else can help me identify this uniform and patch.
August 4th, 2015  
I would suggest putting a copy of the photo on photobucket and then linking it here and I am sure someone can help you.
May 18th, 2018  
Hi Ray, my wife's uncle, Lt Robert J McCray, was in A Battery in the 535th AAA. He was KIA on 21 Dec 1944 from German artillery while in position with the unit. Earl Wheeler
May 30th, 2018  

Topic: 535 AAA Information

Originally Posted by ProudSonof WWII Combat Veteran
Greetings, I'm new to this site and found it by chance this afternoon.

My name is Ray Fernandez, and last year I had the honor of being selected by the Veterans, as the President of the 535th Anti Aircraft Artillery - Automatic Weapons Battalion.

The 535th AAA participated in the D-Day landings on Utah Beach, fought in the Battle of the Bulge along side the 99th Infantry (Checkerboard), at the Remagen Bridge, and many other battles. My father, Ray Sr, was assigned to the 535th AAA, A Battery, 7th Gun Section.

We hold yearly reunions for the Vets and I hope, thru this site, to contact others that have ties to the 535th. There are many Vets out there that may not know these reunions exist.

If you have a family member that served with the 535th, or was assigned to a unit that fought along side them, or know of the family members of a deceased member that are researching, please contact me.

God Bless our Veterans


Ray, I would appreciate your contact to me at My wife's uncle was Lt Robert J McCray who was in A Battery of the 535th AAA. He was kia on 21 Dec 1944 and received the Bronze Star posthumously for actions taken on 17 Dec 1944. Do you have any information on him or what was happening that day and what the 535th was doing on the 21st? I would also appreciate any contact information for anyone who may have been in Battery A. My wife and I are planning a trip later this year to Germany and are including a visit to Henri-Chapelle American Military Cemetery. Anything you can do would be incredibly helpful.