1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 19, 2021 2:59 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking records of Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment

    Martin Miller Newbie

      HI. I am seeking information about my father's WWII unit -- Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.  Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking records of Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Mr. Miller,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the 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 includes records of the 117th infantry Regiment, 30th Division during WWII. We also located 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 34 file units of the 30th Infantry Division during the 1940s. 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. We were unable to locate specific records of Company M.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.


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


          You may wish to search the U.S. Army Center for Military History’s 30th Infantry Division - Order of Battle of the United States Army for more information and/or resources.  In addition, the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, has a large collection of published unit histories.


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