2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2021 1:07 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking rosters of the 983rd Military Police

    Deborah Allison Newbie

      I am trying to find out the names of a Military policeman that served in the 983rd Military Police and was stationed at RAF Halesworth, England, UK during 1943-1945. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking rosters of the 983rd Military Police
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Deborah,

           

          The 983rd Military Police Company (Aviation) Detachment was with the 8th AF in 1944.

           

          Halesworth was built in 1942–1943 and was intended for use as a bomber station, and was built as such with a 6,000 ft. main runway and two secondary runways of 4,200 ft length. There was an encircling perimeter track with 51 hardstands and two T-2 hangars. Nissen hut accommodations for about 3,000 personnel were also built south of the airfield.

          USAAF Station Units assigned to RAF Halesworth were:[1]

          • 474th Sub-Depot
          • 18th Weather Squadron
          • 328th Station Complement Squadron
          • Headquarters (95th Combat Bomb Wing)

          Regular Army Station Units included:

          • 1235th Quartermaster Company
          • 1800th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company
          • 867th Chemical Company
          • 983rd Military Police Company
          • 2106th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

          The airfield was assigned USAAF designation Station 365 (HA).

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          • Re: Seeking rosters of the 983rd Military Police
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Allison,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            Morning reports for US Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 and copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 and 1947 - 1959 for Army units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            If you are referencing a British unit, we suggest you contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!