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Dear Mr. Siegel,
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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 6th Infantry Division under file heading 306 and the 158th Infantry Regiment under file heading INRG-158. We also located a series titled Unit Histories, 943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 37 file units relating to the 6th 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 email@example.com.
Motion Picture Films From "The Big Picture" Television Program Series, ca. 1950 - ca. 1975 in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111) includes the film titled The 6th Infantry Division. Portions of this film have been digitized and are available for download through the Catalog. For more information about the remainder of the film, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We searched the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center and located 101 results for the 6th Infantry Division, 12 results for the 158th Infantry Regiment, and 20 results for the 158th Regimental Combat Team. We also searched the National Museum of the Pacific War Digital Archives and located 6 oral histories related to the 158th Infantry Regiment and 7 oral histories related to the 6th Infantry Division. Next, we searched online and located oral histories of James J. Walker and William Henry Todd.
The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, has a large collection of published unit histories. Additionally, the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library has a collection of World War II Operational Documents which may include documents relating to these units and the Battle of Wakde-Sarm.
Finally, the National Association of the 6th Infantry Division, Inc., National World War II Museum, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fort Tuthill Military Museum, and the Arizona Military Museum may be able to assist you with your research.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!