1 Reply Latest reply on May 20, 2020 10:43 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking listing of those who worked at the Potsdam Conference


      My father was detailed to support the unit that took care of the base for the Potsdam Conference. Are there any sources for a listing of the individuals who worked the conference?

        • Re: Seeking listing of those who worked at the Potsdam Conference
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Bell,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          In regards to military units assigned to support the conference, rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities. Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 2 collections, 2 series, 52 file units, and 462 items regarding the Potsdam Conference. Some of these documents have been digitized and may be viewed online through the Catalog. For more information about records that are not digitized in the Catalog, please contact the reference unit listed in the Catalog descriptions.


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