4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 6:15 AM by Alexander Gaugele

    US Temporary Military Cemeteries Reutti and Bensheim (Germany)




      Where to find burial lists, grave plot charts, weekly report of burials, reports of internment, photographs and further more of the US Temorary Military Cemeteries Reutti (Ulm) and Bensheim in Germany after WW2?

        • Re: US Temporary Military Cemeteries Reutti and Bensheim (Germany)
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Gaugele,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) and located files that mentioned Bensheim in the General Correspondence Relating to Places, 1936 - 1945 filed under “314.6 (Report of Burials) Germany.” We also searched the General Correspondence Relating to Organizations, 1939 - 1954 and located weekly burial reports for Europe (see 314.6 T/O European Weekly Burial Reports). The cemetery is listed on the report. Weekly Reports No. 1-115 for 1944 have been scanned and are available via the National Archives Catalog by clicking on the link above. They are not arranged by specific burial location.

          If you are searching for the burial of a particular serviceman, the information you seek may be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). Burial case files from 1915-1976 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.

          Please note that for WWII to 1976, the National Archives at St. Louis currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for servicemen with surnames A-L. They have not yet received the records of veterans with surnames M-Z. In order to request those records please write to 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 that this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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