2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2022 1:15 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking list of soldiers who served in Newfoundland

    Sara Underwood Newbie

      Where can I find a list of soldiers who served in Newfoundland? I'm looking for information about US soldiers stationed in Newfoundland in 1944 and 1945. There was at least one US base on the island at the time, and the US had a strong presence there.

        • Re: Seeking list of soldiers who served in Newfoundland
          Elliot Schneider Guide



          The only thing that they would have in the way of lists are something called rosters and morning reports. However, those are also based on units. You would roughly need to know the unit stationed their for training in order to figure out names.


          If you are looking for an individual please provide us with additional information name, DOB, and place of birth.

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          • Re: Seeking list of soldiers who served in Newfoundland
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Ms. Underwood,

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Station Lists, 1942 - 1953 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that includes lists for Newfoundland Base Command in Box 47.  The lists are arranged by theater or command (such as European Theater of Operations) and thereunder by date.  The lists are generally monthly or biweekly.  Each list is arranged by type of unit and thereunder in order by unit name or number.  The nearest town is listed for each unit. For more information about these non-digitized lists, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


            Please note that the Stations Lists give units, but not the members of the units. Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities. Some names can be gleaned from morning reports. Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For more information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


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