Please also search for U.S. Army Civil Affairs/Military Government units in the state of South Baden (Südbaden) in April and May 1945
At the time Endingen am Kaiserstuhl was in the state of South Baden.(Südbaden).
A slightly broader search of the state rather than the town might yield better results.
Leonard H. Cizewski
Dear Mr. Cizewski,
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub.
We searched for records from South Baden and Endingen am Kaiserstuhl in Record Group 498 - Records of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (World War II) and Record Group 338 - Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) but were unable to locate files with those headings.
We recommend reviewing the finding aid for Civil Affairs and Military Government in Occupied Areas 1942-1946
in Record Group 389 - Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General.
We searched in the same record groups as listed above as well as Record Group 407 - Records of the Adjutant General's Office but were unable to locate files with the 6901st, 6902nd, or 6903rd Civil Affairs Regiment specifically. We located the following series for the European Civil Affairs Division that may have relevant records on the regiments:
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At the finding aid to which you referred me, I found boxes that may have information on the Military Government of Germany.
I will contact National Archives at College Park to request a search of those boxes.
For your information, our WWII family history group is assisting a 75-year-old man in France search for his GI father.
His father may have been a member of the Military Government serving in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl, Germany in April and May 1945.
His French mother lived across the Rhine River in recently liberated France and worked for the U.S. Military Government in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl.
If we can identify the Civil Affairs/Military Government units that were at Endingen am Kaiserstuhl in April or May 1945 when the man was conceived, we can then search for rosters of those units. He has his father's first name.
From DNA testing we have learned that his father is of English and German ancestry which will narrow the search of last names.
He has been searching for his father for 40 years.
This is about the best lead we have.
This helps as the documents indicate that boxes contain details on the assignments of the detachments of the Military Government/Civil Affairs Regiments.
I will forward them to the researcher we retain.
The document was created on April 28, 1944 and does not include the Seventh Army, Sixth Army Group which landed in Southern France on August 15, 1944.
Detachments of the European Civil Affairs Regiment, Seventh Army, Sixth Army Group were responsible for the occupation of South Baden and Endingen am Kaiserstuhlf after their liberation by units of that army group.
One place to start would be Blocks 611 to 640 which have the assignments for the European Civil Affairs Regiments.