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Name: M M Groszkiewicz Residence Place: USA Report Date: 16 Dec 1944 Latest Report Date: 17 May 1945 Grade: Technician 5th Grade Grade Notes: Chief nurse or Head dietitian or Head physical therapy aide or Technician 5th Grade Arm or Service: Infantry Arm or Service Code: Infantry Organization Type: Branch Immaterial/Infantry Division Band/Dental Corps/Medical Department Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System Area Served: European Theatre: Germany Detaining Country: Germany Camp: Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13 Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official. Name: Matthew Gross Gender: Male Birth Date: 13 Sep 1917 Death Date: 24 Aug 1989 Cause of Death: Natural SSN: 337016154 Branch 1: ARMY Enlistment Date 1: 28 Dec 1943 Release Date 1: 5 Dec 1945 Field Title Value Meaning SERIAL NUMBER 36778234 36778234 NAME GROSZKIEWICZ M M GROSZKIEWICZ M M GRADE, ALPHA TEC5 Technician, Grade 5 GRADE CODE O Chief nurse or Head dietitian or Head physical therapy aide or Technician 5th Grade SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY ARM OR SERVICE INF Infantry ARM OR SERVICE CODE 10 INF: INFANTRY DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 16 16 DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 12 12 DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944 RACIAL GROUP CODE STATE OF RESIDENCE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 740 Branch Immaterial/Infantry Division Band/Dental Corps/Medical Department PARENT UNIT NUMBER 0422 0422 PARENT UNIT TYPE 06 Group/Regiment/Commands/System AREA 72 European Theatre: Germany LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 17 17 LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 05 05 LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945 SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official. STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY CAMP 006 Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13
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We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) but were unable to locate a file for Matthew Groskiewicz or Matthew Gross. Please use any information from his POW dog tag that may assist you in locating a file for him by clicking on the series title above and filling out the information in the search fields.
Another series in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) includes a master list of American prisoners of war of the German Government. These lists consist of many volumes and have thousands of entries for individuals listed alphabetically by surname. For more information about these lists, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide all of the POW information you have for Matthew Groskiewicz or Matthew Gross.
We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series European Name Index to the Series "Case Files, 1944-1949", 1944 - 1949 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army) (Record Group 153) but were unable to locate a digitized index card pertaining to Matthew Groskiewicz or Matthew Gross. The cards indicate if a prisoner was a victim of or witnessed a war crime by POW camp personnel.
We suggest that you request a copy of his 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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