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Dear Mr. Harris,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include records of the 501st during WWII. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2i) via email at email@example.com. We were unable to locate specific records of the 2nd Battalion. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.
RDT2 also 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 23 files that pertain to the 441st Troop Carrier Group for 1944-1945. 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 numbers begin with A or B, please contact RDT2 for access to them.
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I just want to say thank you for the time you took to consider, and address this request. I sincerely appreciate the gesture.
I will let you know if I am able to locate the information that I need in order to help future requests of a similar nature.
All the Best