Looking for WWII 1944-1945 25th Infantry Division, 27th Infantry Regiment Cannon Company Roster, After Action reports, additional documents

I'm doing research into my grandfathers service in Luzon during 1945. I'm seeking documents - rosters, after action reports, anything I can find for the 25th Infantry Division, 27th Infantry Regiment during the Luzon Campaign. I know my grandfather was a  Platoon Leader in the Cannon Company during Luzon. 


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    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407) and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338).  Military unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after action reports, unit journals, and general orders. These records do not include personnel information, nor do we have a name index to these records.

    We have searched our available finding aids for the relevant series in the abovementioned record groups for records of 27th Infantry Regiment, Twenty-Fifth U.S. Infantry Division during World War II and found the following records:

    Record Group 407

    Entry (NM3) 427

    Boxes 7039-7059 (20 boxes)

    It is generally the case that company- and battalion-level records are not encountered among the infantry unit records in our custody. It is likely that the information contained in these records was collated and included in the regimental and divisional reports. To be sure, individual battalions and companies can (and often are) referenced in these higher-level records.

    Military service personnel files and individual medical reports for the period in which you are interested are in the custody of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO. To submit a request via Postal Mail please use the Standard Form 180 (SF-180): Request Pertaining to Military Records to submit your request. You should complete and mail the form to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. You may also apply online on our Request Military Service Records webpage.  Please be aware that there was a fire at the Records Center in 1973 and some records were destroyed.

    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. Best of luck with your research!


    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)