3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2018 9:51 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Slapton Sands, England, World War Two.

    Stephen Wynn Newbie

      Looking for information about the American servicemen lost at Slapton Sands, England, in April 1944.

        • Re: Slapton Sands, England, World War Two.
          Rebecca Collier Tracker

          Dear Mr. Wynn,

           

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub!

           

          We searched the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) and located Report 83 -- Weekly Burial Report beginning 30 April 1944 that contains a partial listing of those died during the Exercise. Additional names may be listed in Report 84 and Report 85.

           

          For more information about Exercise Tiger, please contact the Textual Reference Archives II Branch via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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

           

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            • Re: Slapton Sands, England, World War Two.
              Stephen Wynn Newbie

              Rebecca,

               

               

              Many thanks indeed for your reply and the content of the e-mail. Do you know where I can find the details of the other American servicemen who lost their lives at Slapton Sands?

               

               

              Regards

               

               

              Stephen

                • Re: Slapton Sands, England, World War Two.
                  Rebecca Collier Tracker

                  Dear Mr. Wynn,

                   

                  Depending on how much information you are seeking, there are various records that can provide information about what happened to the units/LSTs and to individual men.

                   

                  The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) has custody of various unit or ship records of those that participated in Exercise Tiger. The files are arranged by unit or ship, and identification of the unit or ship is necessary before a search can be conducted. The units or ships are identified in the Weekly Burial Reports. The unit/ship records contain little, if any, information about those who served in the unit or on the ship. Please contact RDT2 via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

                   

                  For information about individual soldiers/sailors/airmen/Marines who died during the exercise and who are listing on the Weekly Burial Reports, we suggest that you request a copy of their burial case files (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). IDPFs for WWII-1976 are split between the National Archives at St. Louis and the U.S. Army. IDPFs for men with surnames A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, ATTN: RL-SL, P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Please contact them regarding access to these records. Their email address is stl.archives@nara.gov.  IDPFs for men with surnames M-Z are in the custody of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.

                   

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

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