2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2021 3:37 AM by JOHN DUNCAN Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Seeking records of 9th Infantry Regiment

    JOHN DUNCAN Newbie

      I have a request for records about the 9th Inf Reg. Can you advise how we can obtain the CD you mention? The Dog Tags of a US Soldier  Garold M Quimby (35030068)  I Company 9th Regiment 2nd Div were found in a field near here. He survived the war and had two daughters. We are in touch the family and intend to return the tags "With full honours" by the local French Authorities and veteran groups. US Vets from the 9th's more recent campaigns are also involved. Sgt Quimby was involved in two key actions that took place on August 13 1944 at La Moliere (near Vitry) in Normandy and on September 1/2 at Bourg Neuf/Four Neuf outside Brest (Brittany). Both were the subject of Commendations, which we have. We also have copies of the morning unit reports, but nothing on the detail.

       

      There are few monuments here to the US soldiers who liberated this part of France at great cost, as all the KIA were either repatriated or re-interred at St James Cemetery in Normandy. For the family and for the local people we believe it is important that stories like his are told and his and his comrades sacrifice commemorated. Can you assist?

        • Re: Seeking records of 9th Infantry Regiment
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Duncan,

           

          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 9th Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Infantry Division 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. We were unable to locate specific records of Company I. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.

           

          When you request copies of these records, having them scanned and placed on a CD is an option. RDT2 does not keep copies of CDs of records previously ordered. Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely.

           

          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.

           

          We suggest that you search the US Army Center of Military History for any additional information and/or resources about the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

           

          If you have a dog tag(s) and want to know what to do with it/them, please refer to the History Hub blog titled  How to Return Dog Tags.

           

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

           

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