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Dear Mr. Thomas,
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We searched the National Archives and located the series Formerly Classified General Correspondence, 1944 - 1946, Formerly Classified Supply Records, 1944 - 1946, General Correspondence, 1944 - 1945, and Formerly Classified Messages, 1944 - 1945, in the Records of U.S. Army Forces in the China-Burma-India Theaters of Operation (Record Group 493) that may include information about the Chemical Warfare Service in India. Next, we located the series Historical Records, 1944 - 1946 in Record Group 493 that includes two file units pertaining to the USAAF and two file units pertaining to the Chemical Warfare Section in the India-Burma Theater that may be useful for your research. These records have not been digitized. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RDT2 also has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History Index and located 14 files related to the 771st Chemical Depot Company (Aviation). All 14 files are located on Reel A0194. Please contact RDT2 at email@example.com for access to this reel.
Finally, we located the Award Cards, 1942 - 1963 for the U.S. Army Air Force that includes a card for the 771st Chemical Depot Company (Aviation) (see image 262) in the file unit titled Air Force Award Cards [unit awards]: 576th Air Material Squadron - 1781st Ordnance S&M Company (AVN). These records are digitized and available using the Catalog. The Meritorious Unit citation is available on Reel A0194 mentioned above.
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