Hi I am looking for records regarding US Army officers stationed in the Chateauroux/Lorient/Oulchs area in France around 1955/1956. In particular any billeted at Chateau de cors in Oulchs. I am searching for a father. Thank you in advance.

Hi

I am looking for records regarding US Army officers stationed in the Chateauroux/Lorient/Oulchs area in France around 1955/1956. In particular any billeted at Chateau de cors in Oulchs. I am searching for a father.

Thank you in advance.

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  • Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    Questions concerning a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces who may be the father of a child born during or around the time of World War II or shortly thereafter should be sent to the NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records) (NPRC), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  Please mark the envelope and the letter "War Baby."  You  may submit this search form with your request: https://www.archives.gov/files/veterans/war-babes-search-information-request-sheet.pdf. You may also include any additional information you have. Do not send original copies of family documents, as they can not be returned.

    You may also wish to write to Transatlantic Children's Enterprise (TRACE), Norma Jean Clarke-McCloud, Heron's Flight, 1H Bycullah Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 8EE, England.  TRACE is an organization that tries to assist primarily WWII war babies in the search for their fathers, but they may be able to provide some assistance. Their website is http://www.gitrace.org/

    Next, if you know which Army units were stationed in the Chateauroux/Lorient/Oulchs area in France during the time period you are interested in, you may wish to view morning reports and/or rosters for those particular units. Morning reports and copies of most of the monthly rosters for Army units from 1947 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RRPO). For more information about these records, please contact RRPO via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. For more information, please see Access to Morning Reports and Unit Rosters | National Archives.

    If you do not know which units were stationed there, then you will likely first need to identify that information before proceeding. You may be able find the unit designations online or by contacting organizations like the U.S. Army Center of Military History or the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Historical newspapers from the area may also provide relevant details. You may wish to check with a local library or historical society for access to such resources.

    Beyond that, you may need to consult series like Station Lists, 1951–1958 (entry P 50303, 50303-A) in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) for the Seventh Army. These records have not been digitized. For more information about these and similar records, please contact the Textual Reference Branch at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland (Archives II) at archives2reference@nara.gov

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further. 

    We hope this is helpful for your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [RR2RR 24-24407-RS]

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  • Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    Questions concerning a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces who may be the father of a child born during or around the time of World War II or shortly thereafter should be sent to the NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records) (NPRC), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  Please mark the envelope and the letter "War Baby."  You  may submit this search form with your request: https://www.archives.gov/files/veterans/war-babes-search-information-request-sheet.pdf. You may also include any additional information you have. Do not send original copies of family documents, as they can not be returned.

    You may also wish to write to Transatlantic Children's Enterprise (TRACE), Norma Jean Clarke-McCloud, Heron's Flight, 1H Bycullah Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 8EE, England.  TRACE is an organization that tries to assist primarily WWII war babies in the search for their fathers, but they may be able to provide some assistance. Their website is http://www.gitrace.org/

    Next, if you know which Army units were stationed in the Chateauroux/Lorient/Oulchs area in France during the time period you are interested in, you may wish to view morning reports and/or rosters for those particular units. Morning reports and copies of most of the monthly rosters for Army units from 1947 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RRPO). For more information about these records, please contact RRPO via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. For more information, please see Access to Morning Reports and Unit Rosters | National Archives.

    If you do not know which units were stationed there, then you will likely first need to identify that information before proceeding. You may be able find the unit designations online or by contacting organizations like the U.S. Army Center of Military History or the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Historical newspapers from the area may also provide relevant details. You may wish to check with a local library or historical society for access to such resources.

    Beyond that, you may need to consult series like Station Lists, 1951–1958 (entry P 50303, 50303-A) in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) for the Seventh Army. These records have not been digitized. For more information about these and similar records, please contact the Textual Reference Branch at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland (Archives II) at archives2reference@nara.gov

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further. 

    We hope this is helpful for your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [RR2RR 24-24407-RS]

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