1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 4, 2021 12:46 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking roster/morning reports of 47th Provisional Military Police Detachment


      I have my uncle's DD-214 which lists his unit as the 47th Provisional Military Police Detachment. Online searches yield nothing. Family oral history suggests it was attached to the French during the invasion of Southern France (Operation Dragoon) and he was wounded in Southern France. I'm looking for a roster for this unit. It was part of the 7th Army. I don't know the division with certainty, but, I suspect it was part of the 45th Division. I'd also like to know how and where to view the morning reports, assuming I can find the unit.

        • Re: Seeking roster/morning reports of 47th Provisional Military Police Detachment

          Dear Mr. Swearingen,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 and morning reports from November 1, 1912 to 1959 for Army units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Rosters for Army units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.


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