Dear Gail Buckwash-Frick,
Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!
The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120). Military unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, operation reports, and unit journals. Because the files are arranged hierarchically, identification of the specific unit (i.e., division, regiment, and battalion) and date of interest are necessary before a search can be conducted. They do not include personnel information such as you request. We do not have a name index to these records. We were able to find some digitized records for the 26th “Yankee” Division in Record Group 120: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces.
We were also able to find records in other Record Groups for the 26th “Yankee” Division on the National Archives Catalog, including photographs, summaries of operations, and maps. These records are also located at the National Archives at College Park.
In addition, we have a reference page to help in researching individuals in WW1 Records. This reference page includes how to access draft registration cards, death and burial records, and additional information for records on The Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all National Archives research rooms nationwide, including those at Presidential Libraries, are closed to the public until further notice. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you do very much for all this wonderful information, and the links to access the information.