4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 6:14 AM by Alexander Gaugele

    US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen 1945 - 1947/48

    Alexander Gaugele Newbie

      Hello!

       

      Did NARA contains archival records about above mentioned "US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen"?

      The hospital was installed in old Wehrmacht Anti-Aircraft barracks in April/Mai 1945 and holds at times 10.000 patient. Existing as POW Hospital till 1947/1948.

       

      Thank you very much!

      Alex

        • Re: US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen 1945 - 1947/48
          Rebecca Collier Tracker

          Dear Mr. Gaugele,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112), the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338), and the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) but unable to locate information pertaining to the U.S. POW Military Hospital 716 at Goeppingen from 1945 to 1948.

           

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            • Re: US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen 1945 - 1947/48
              Alexander Gaugele Newbie

              Dear Mrs. Collier,

               

              thank you for your answer and researches in the specific records.

              I recently got the information that the hospital was founded as PW-Hospital No. 5 (Holzheim Goeppingen) and later renamed as PW-Hospital 716. Is it possible to find records under this specific name and place? Is it possible to find records to this hospital in other archives? Is something to find in the OMGUS records?

               

              See also

              Weekly Health Report, Issue 42

              Military Government

               

              Thank you

              Alex

                • Re: US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen 1945 - 1947/48
                  Rebecca Collier Tracker

                  Dear Mr. Gaugele,

                  Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!

                  Again, we searched the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112), the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338), and the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) but unable to locate information pertaining to PW Hospital No. 5 at Holzheim and Goeppingen from 1945 to 1948.

                  We also searched the OMGUS records of the Records of United States Occupation Headquarters, World War II (Record Group 260) and the European Command files in the Records of United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) but were not able to locate specific files pertaining to PW Hospital No. 5 or the U.S. POW Military Hospital 716 at Goeppingen. There were records about hospitals in general that may contain information about these two hospitals.

                  For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov or visit the Textual Research Room.

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

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              • Re: US POW Military Hospital 716 Göppingen 1945 - 1947/48
                Alexander Gaugele Newbie

                Thank you Mrs . Collier for you help!

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