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  • Looking for MS # R-50: The German Situation in Italy, 11 May–4 June 44

    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...
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  • Searching for prison records of Tracey Bryant & William Forester

    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 ...
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  • Seeking report of actions of 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion

    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...
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  • What was the FFC Polish Detachment?

    What 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,...
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  • Seeking meaning of  "Bullet, Missile Not Stated" on Hospital Admission Card

    I'm researching a soldier from my town.  The digitized U.S. WWII Hospital Admission Card Files are quite useful, but I want to make sure I am interpreting them correctly.  His wound in this card was caused b...
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  • What was the meaning of FSS in the US Army Air Forces?

    I am researching a sergeant in the US Army Air Forces who was killed in action serving as a gunner aboard a B-17.  I obtained a copy of a document submitted to the Delaware Public Archives by his father that summ...
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  • Seeking assistance with WWII Army roster data fields

    I've been researching my grandfather's unit, the 32nd Station Hospital, for about two years.  I recently hired a private research company to digitize some surviving unit rosters.  Because of the quality of t...
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  • Looking for AR 615-26 / early WWII US Army MOS list

    I’m trying to find a copy of Army Regulations No. 615-26 (AR 615-26, War Department September 15, 1942) in order to learn about the early WWII U.S. Army military occupational specialties mentioned on unit roster...
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  • What were Army Engineer Aviation Battalions considered part of?

    Which component were WWII U.S. Army Engineer Aviation Battalions part of  --  Army Ground Forces or Army Air Forces?  I originally would have assumed they were in the Army Air Forces since they did cons...
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  • Seeking to decipher the abbreviations of certain WWII U.S. Army units

    I've spent the better part of the year cataloging some three years of morning reports from my grandfather's WWII unit, the U.S. Army's 32nd Station Hospital.  Although I've gotten pretty good at reading them, som...
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  • Seeking military records of William O'Connor & Mary Brady

    I noticed in a previous answer that it is not possible to obtain records with service number only.  I was wondering if it was possible to obtain them from the NPRC with name and service number, but without date o...
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  • Submitting forms to NPRC

    I realize that the NPRC is going to be closed to all but the most urgent records requests for the foreseeable future.  I have a number records that I would like to send SF180s for (a list which grows by the month...
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  • What is the difference between detached service and temporary duty?

    I've been cataloging the morning reports from my grandfather's WWII U.S. Army unit.  I've noticed that personnel would go on either detached service (DS) or temporary duty (TD).  In both cases personnel were...
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  • What is the NCPMA-C?

    I was looking at an application for a headstone for a U.S. Army veteran filled out in 1967.  Several months later, someone from the NCPMA-C (unless that's a title) examined the claim.  The soldier's sister h...
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  • Seeking unit identification on headstone

    I was trying to decipher the unit identification of an officer whose story I was looking into.  It appears to be a standard government issue headstone.  He was a major in the U.S. Army.  This is the bew...
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