1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 30, 2021 2:05 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Locate US Army unit records from SW Pacific 1941-44?

    Terence Meehan Newbie

      How can I locate US Army unit records 1941-44 Southwest Pacific New Guinea and Australia

        • Re: Locate US Army unit records from SW Pacific 1941-44?
          Rachael Salyer Tracker

          Dear Mr. Meehan,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched National Archives Catalog and located the series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) that includes records of Army units during WWII. We also located the series Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes unit histories for the 1940s and 1950s. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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          You may also wish to contact the US Army Center of Military History to see if they can offer you any additional assistance.

           

          We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!