2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2021 2:11 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking records of 132nd E.V. hospital in Sarrebourg, France

    DELPHINE SCHNEIDER Newbie

      Good Morning from France! My grandmother was working as a teacher at the civilian employer 132 E.V. hospital N.S army in  Sarrebourg, France during WWII. I'm trying to find information about the 132 EV. I can't seem to figure out what these initials stand for. I have contacted the townhall but no one seem to know. Does anyone have information about this place? Where could I find record of the people employed there in 1944? Thank you for your help and looking forward to your answers.

        • Re: Seeking records of 132nd E.V. hospital in Sarrebourg, France
          Alicia Gabriel Adventurer

          Dear Delphine,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 255.1-4: Hospital Overrun at Sarrebourg, a file unit in the Records of Allied Operational and Occupational Headquarters, World War II, 1907-1966 (Record Group 331). For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          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 National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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

           

          Alicia Gabriel

          • Re: Seeking records of 132nd E.V. hospital in Sarrebourg, France
            Rachael Salyer Tracker

            Dear Ms. Schneider,

             

            We located some additional information that may be helpful for your research.

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and identified the series Unit Annual Reports, 1940-1949 in the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112) that contains the file 132nd Evacuation Hospital in box 49. We also located the series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407), which includes records related to medical units and which may contain additional information about the 132nd Evacuation Hospital. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records.

             

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

             

            The 132nd Evacuation Hospital is also mentioned in this online publication by the U.S. Army Medical Department’s Office of Medical History. You may wish to contact them directly to see if they can offer you any additional assistance.

             

            Finally, the US Army Center of Military History offers more information online about medical units during World War II, including evacuation hospitals, in their publication The Medical Corps: Hospitalization and Evacuation, Zone of Interior.

             

            Again, we hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your family research!