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During research pertaining to Italy in 1944, I came across intriguing information from the German perspective during the Battle of Anzio cited in Ernest F. Fisher, Jr.'s book "Cassino to the Alps," one of the official Army histories (aka Green Books). It was cited as MS # R-50 (Bailey), CMH or Bailey, Britt, “The German Situation in Italy, 11… (Show more)
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I am researching the fates of two American soldiers who were convicted of the brutal, racially-motivated slaying of a black serviceman, Technician 5th Grade Robert Stafford, in England on March 4, 1944, as documented in this article. They were convicted and sentenced to “dishonorable discharge, total forfeitures and confinement at hard labor for… (Show more)
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I have been researching a battle involving the 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion during the breakout from Anzio on May 29, 1944. My work is hampered by the unfortunate face that the 894th T.D. documents from May and June 1944 are missing from the unit files in the WWII Operational Reports in RG 407. Apparently, they were checked out around 1950 and… (Show more)
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We would like to know how Staff Sergeant Louis E. Mingione was killed in action during WWII. We think he was killed in action in Germany and if you can supply any additional details for our family.  His service number was 32000603 and he enlisted on 6/1/1941 and he was born in 1918. We believe he was killed in 1945 according to family verbal… (Show more)
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Click to view contentWhat was the FFC Polish Detachment (pertaining to the recover of American war dead following WWII)? I am profiling fallen American servicemen from World War II.  A document in the IDPF for Sergeant Morton Carlis, who was killed in action in a B-17 crash in Poland on December 26, 1944, describes the recovery.  A Sergeant Steve Dzubnar arrived in… (Show more)
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I'm an author researching the US Army Remount Service during WWII. I'm focusing on Fort Bastrop in Texas, Fort Reno in Oklahoma, and the Remount Station at Grosseto in Italy. My sources so far have been a Doctorate thesis on the topic provided to me by the WWII History Museum in New Orleans and the Military Veterinary Services manual provided by… (Show more)
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I am looking for the WWI Service records for Dr. Osman Coss who served from 2/1918 until Nov 1920 in the medical corps. Is there anyway to discover what unit Dr. Osman Coss served in without filing a personnel requests to NPRC? His US Veterans Bureau card does not provide this information. Thanks