1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2021 10:37 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of 275th Port Company

    Richard Isbell Newbie

      I am helping a friend look for info about their dad (Cordes) serving with the 275th Port Company in New Guinea 1944-1945. Any help would be great. Information about the company, the structure, Battalion it belonged to, I have been reading about port companies and learning a lot, but would like specifics about the company, deployment, structure, mission etc. Pictures

        • Re: Seeking records of 275th Port Company
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Isbell,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched 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 275th Port Company. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Photographs of various U.S. Army activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov to request a search for photographs of a specific unit.


          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 and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Additionally, the US Army Center of Military History, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, and the U.S. Army Transportation Museum may be able to assist you with your research.


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