1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 1, 2021 1:56 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking 27th Signal Construction Battalion unit records

    Frances Austin Newbie

      My Uncle John J Elmore died August 3, 1943 -( service number 3232843)  his death is listed as DNB - his official personal file was destroyed in the 1973 fire. He is buried in North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia. He was attached to the 27th Signal Construction Battalion. i have been trying to find the unit records - hoping it would provide the information on how he died.

        • Re: Seeking 27th Signal Construction Battalion unit records
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Austin,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for U.S. Army personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are  also in the custody of the RL-SL. For more information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          We searched National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that may includes records of the 27th Signal Construction Battalion during WWII. 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.


          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 RL-SL and RDT2.


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

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