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    Seeking records of 2nd Battalion, 382nd Infantry Regiment

    Elliot Schneider Ranger

      I am looking for 2nd BN, 382nd INF Regiment Records at the Battalion level for WWII. 1944-1945. My question is are the records at the NARA Eisenhower Library for the the 382nd INF the same records at College Park, MA. Did they spilt these records between two locations, and only store division records at College Park vs. Battalion Level Records at the Eisenhower Library? Looking for location of these records. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking records of 2nd Battalion, 382nd Infantry Regiment
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Schneider,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (AGO), 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) consists of over 19,000 archival boxes (or approximately 19 to over 28 million pages) and are the records sent to the AGO from 1940 to 1948 by the various Army units (theaters, commands, armies, divisions, and lower echelon) as required. These records are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2). For information about these records, please email RDT2 at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          The Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) consists of over 6,100 archival boxes (or approximately 6 to over 9 million pages). The records were retired, according to records management procedures, by various Army units (division level and lower echelon) and may include copies of records submitted to the AGO. These records also are in the custody of RDT2.

           

          The U.S. Army Unit Records, ca. 1940 - ca. 1947 in Record Group 407 consists of about 1,500 archival boxes (or approximately 1.5 to over 2 million pages) and probably are copies of unit records sent to Eisenhower when he was in command of U.S. forces in the mediterranean and of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) in Europe. The records include organizational and operational records and miscellaneous historical material from the files of the U.S. Army units that served in World War II, including some records for the years immediately following the war. It is considered to be an incomplete collection. These records are in the custody of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library (LP-DDE). For more information about these records, please contact LP-DDE via email at eisenhower.library@nara.gov

           

          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 RDT2 and LP-DDE. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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

           

           

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