1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 29, 2021 12:04 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking information from Luxembourg regarding Battle of the bulge

    Serv Stelms Newbie

      Hello,

       

      I am looking for some detailed information about my sector during the battle of the bulge. I read already a lot of the common literature you can find on amazon but i want find some stuff "first hand" (action reports, divisions diary, etc) in order to get another more detailed view on it.

      (28th infantry, 4th inf, etc)

      Thank you in advance

       

      Kind regards

        • Re: Seeking information from Luxembourg regarding Battle of the bulge
          Rachael Salyer Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Stelms,

           

          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 4th Infantry, the 28th Infantry, and numerous other Army units during WWII. We also located the series 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 64 files related to the 4th Infantry Division in the 1940s and 31 files related to the 28th Infantry Division in the 1940s that might be of interest to you. 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. Please include as much information as possible (e.g. specific unit numbers and dates) in your inquiry.

           

          Plus, we located 18 photographs related to the Battle of the Bulge that have been digitized and may be viewed online in the Catalog. For other possible photographs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov.

           

          Next, we located 26 moving images and 1 sound recording related to the Battle of the Bulge. Many of these records have been digitized and may be accessed via the Catalog. Please  contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at mopix@nara.gov for access to and information about the non-digitized records.  

           

          In addition, we located 13 series of records related to the Battle of the Bulge in various record groups that might be relevant to your research. Most of these records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives reference unit listed in each Catalog entry for further assistance with those particular records. 

           

          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, RDSS, RDSM, or other NARA reference units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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