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Dear Ms. Bunch,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Organizational Unit Records, 1943 - 1947 in the Records of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (World War II) (Record Group 498) that includes a file unit IX Engineer Command 1945. We also located the General Engineer Records Relating to Operations in Europe, the Mediterranean, and North Africa, 1942 - 1947 in Record Group 498 that contains 3 file units titled History of IX Engineer Command; Smyser, Col. R. E. Jr. IX Engineer Command; IX Engineer Command Plan: Operation "Neptune". In addition, we located the series Historical Manuscript Files, 1943 - 1948 in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that includes a file unit(s) titled “5-1 AA The History of IX Engineer Command” in Box 114. For more information about these file units, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 4 file units relating to the IX Engineer Command during WWII. Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. Since the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 for access to them.
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