4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2021 9:10 AM by James Fredenberger

    Seeking details on my father, Captain Jack Rogan Fredenberger

    James Fredenberger Newbie

      Seeking additional details on my father’s military service in WWII: Captain Jack Rogan Fredenberger, 531 Engineer Shore Regiment 1st Engineer Brigade, 1186th Engineer Combat Group (also served as S2). Received the Europe Africa and Middle East Campaign Medal with 1 silver star, 3 Bronze Stars and 2 Bronze Arrowheads. Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day and fought in a total of eight campaigns. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

        • Re: Seeking details on my father, Captain Jack Rogan Fredenberger
          Carey Stumm Adventurer

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located histories, after action or operation reports, and general orders of the 1186th Engineer Combat Group for WWII. These records rarely list individual names except for those that received an award or medal of some kind such as your father. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Copies of most of the monthly rosters from 1912-43 and 1947-59 for Army units (including Army Air Corps) are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944-46 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.


          Morning reports for WWII Army units are also in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. Please contact them for access to both types of records. The address is the National Archives in St. Louis, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002 and the email address is stl.archives@nara.gov


          If you have not already done so, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and prior to 1958 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.  Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          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. Also, the NPRC is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.


          In the meantime, I see quite a few listings for Jack R. Fredenberger on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. Ancestry is a fee based subscription site but you can check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


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

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          • Re: Seeking details on my father, Captain Jack Rogan Fredenberger
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            Here is some additional information.



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            Name:Jack R Fredenberger
            Birth Date:30 May 1914
            Death Date:15 Aug 2010
            Enlistment Branch:ARMY
            Enlistment Date:14 Jun 1942
            Discharge Date:14 Jan 1946
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