Seeking Burial Records, 46th QM Graves Registration Company

I am seeking the Burial records of the 46th QM GR Company for

April 1945.

I surmise these are in RG 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General.

Here is an example from August 1944.

  

According to my uncle's IDPF, he was interred at U.S. Military Cemetery, Bensheim, Germany,

on 3 April 1945.

Could you please provide the box number for the files.

Thanks,

Dave

  •  

    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    As you indicated, the series General Correspondence Relating to Organizations, 1939–1954 (entry NM-81 1894-A) in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) does contain weekly burial reports, including some that have been digitized. Although the digitized files may be searched and viewed online using the Catalog link provided, you will need to contact the Textual Reference Branch at the National Archives in College Park, MD (Archives II) for assistance with any non-digitized records. Their email address is archives2reference@nara.gov

    We located several files of interest in the 1939-1945 segment of the series, including:

    • Under “Graves Registration” - decimal 314.6 in box 131

    • Under “Quartermaster Graves Registration Companies (QMGR Co.)” - decimal 314.6 in box 164

    • Under “Theater of Operations (T/O) European Burials” - decimal 314.6 in boxes 233-243, 237A

    Please note that the records under each of these organizations are arranged according to the War Department Decimal File System (with decimal 314.6 being used for Death and Interment Records). Some of the records within a decimal file may subsequently be arranged loosely chronologically and/or by specific unit designation, but it will likely be necessary to review a number of files and boxes as you search for records related specifically to the 46th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company for April 1945.

    In addition, we searched the non-digitized finding aids to the series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 (entry NM-3 427) in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) and located a unit history for the 46th QMGR Co. that covers April 1945 under the filing code QMCO-46-0.2 in box 17918 of this series. These records have not been digitized, but you may email archives2reference@nara.gov for additional assistance with this file, too.

    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 24-26602-RS]

  • Thank you very much.

    I will focus on boxes 233 - 243 on my next trip to College Park.

    Dave

  •   How do you find all the things that you find on here? 

    I'm looking for information about my grandfather. I created a post on here about a month ago but no replies yet. Just curious, how you find all your finds? Do you pay for access on websites or anything? 

    273rd Regiment, 69th Division. Company C 

    [Moderation Note: Please see original discussion thread "Seeking Roster / records 273rd Regiment, 69th Division. Company C 1942-1945 - Master Sergeant Harold D. May:

    https://historyhub.history.gov/military-records/army-and-air-force-records/f/army-air-force-records-forum/37106/seeking-roster-records-273rd-regiment-69th-division-company-c-1942-1945-master-sergeant-harold-d-may]

  • Hey Dave, thank you for the incredible service that you are doing for everyone here. You have truly brought so many people closer to their ancestors and their tremendous deeds - it is a most virtuous endeavor that you have initiated.

    I’ve been trying to locate info about my grandfather for ages. His name was James Arthur Haycox and his rank was T5 in the army. I have his draft card and his serial number appears to end in 368… I can’t see any numbers prior. He was born on Sept. 14, 1923 in Olympia, Washington and enlisted in Port Huename, CA in 1943.

    I believe that he was either a member of the 45th or 42nd as he had spoken of Dachau, the battle of the bulge, and Munich. He also had an interview in a local newspaper that detailed his efforts at Dachau to provide medical care to the prisoners. I believe that his Tech specialty had to do with his medical training as he was a med student when he enlisted. 

    any information that you could provide would be immensely appreciated! Just to know what regiment he was in would make my year - no exaggeration! I have been searching for days and weeks and I am starting to lose my mind a bit haha. Thank you so much in advance 

  • No record of him in the 29 June 1945 Division roster of the 45th ID, nor in my General Orders' worksheet, nor in the Good Conduct Medal awards of the Medical Detachment, 157th Infantry Regiment.

    No record of him in Weigand's "Index to the General Orders of the 42nd Infantry Division."

    By the way, neither the 42nd nor the 45th participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

    Dave

  • Hey Dave, thanks so much for this research! I really appreciate it. I actually did some chasing and found him in the 20th Armored Division. Do you have any recommendations about where I can find more info regarding their service?