2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2021 11:05 AM by sam harris

    Seeking Company or Platoon of 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

    sam harris Newbie

      Hi Everyone and thanks in advance for your help on this problem. I have a SSgt/TSgt from 501st PIR 2nd Bn (Haskell Meyer Liberman, ASN 31186895) regarding whom I am looking to learn the company and platoon.  I suspect that he was part of 2nd Bn HQ. Reason is that I am trying to find the C-47 of the 441st Troop Carrier Group (I know - haystack, meet needle). To make a model of that aircraft (on 6 June 44) as a gift for TSgt Liberman's son. I have a lead (https:www.afhra.af.mil) that may help me determine the wing/squadron (at least) but first I need to find out what Platoon he was in so I can refine the solution. Any information or counsel that you can supply will be much appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking Company or Platoon of 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Harris,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          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 archives2reference@nara.gov. 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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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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