1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 2, 2021 12:31 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking history of 1160th Combat Engineer Group

    William Buchanan Newbie

      I am looking for the History of 1160th Combat Engineer Group during WWII, My father was HHD clerk.

        • Re: Seeking history of 1160th Combat Engineer Group
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Mr. Buchanan,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 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 1 file unit titled 1160th Engineer Combat Group 1945. The records are not digitized. We also 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 1160th Combat Engineer Group during WWII. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          If you have not already done so, we suggest that you request a copy of your father’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

           

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