1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 8, 2021 12:37 PM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking military records of Edward McEntee

    Sean Kinane Newbie

      I am looking for my great grandfather's WWII records. Edward F McEntee served in the 290th Combat Engineer Battalion and was in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Any information on the unit would be useful as well.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Edward McEntee
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Kinane,


          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 290th Combat Engineer Battalion during WWII. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 & RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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