1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2021 1:40 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of 132nd Combat Engineers, 77th Division

    Larry Blandin Newbie

      Seeking any pictures or stories pertaining to the 77th Division, 132nd Combat Engineers, especially Company A in WWII.  My father, Staff Sergeant William D. Blandin was Company Clerk.

        • Re: Seeking records of 132nd Combat Engineers, 77th Division
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Blandin,

          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 77th Infantry Division and the 132nd Engineer Combat Battalion during WWII. We also located a series titled 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 15 file units of the 77th 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 A.   Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion.


          Photographs of various U.S. Army activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@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 RDT2 and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, has a large collection of published unit histories. Plus, the U.S. Army Engineer Museum has many unit histories and other materials relating to engineer units in their custody.


          Lastly, we searched online and locate the following oral history recording:  https://www.witnesstowar.org/combat_stories/WWII/1626


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