6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2018 10:19 AM by Elliot Schneider

    General Orders for Fifth Army in 1948

    Elliot Schneider Adventurer

      Hello NARA,

       

      Looking for help need help locating a General Order, it reads as follows.

       

      HQ 5th Army GO #20,  24 February 1948.

       

      Not sure if they would be located in The records of the Adjutant General, NAID# 16747752, Fifth Army 1946-1963, 173385, UD 35143.

      Or maybe in the Military Attache Reports and other records, 1943-1950, 16747473, 173366, UD 35137.

      Or RG 337 Records of HQ Army Ground Forces, 1916-1956, Subject Files, 1941-1950, File Unit: Fifth Army, NAID #1537631, NM5 51A.

       

      Thanks,

      Elliot Schneider

        • Re: General Orders for Fifth Army in 1948
          Rebecca Collier Tracker

          Dear Mr. Schneider,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched RG 338 for the Records of the Adjutant General of the Fifth Army, 1946-1963 [NAID 16747752, and located General Order (GO) #20 dated 24 February 1948 filed under Decimal 300.4 (1948 Segment) [Box 29146]. It consists of 4 pages. For access to or copies of this GO, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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

           

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            • Re: General Orders for Fifth Army in 1948
              Elliot Schneider Adventurer

              Hello Mrs. Collier,

               

              This is wonderful thank you for your help, tell me something would you happen to know what decimal system they would use for Military police units located within that same file for say 1950-1952. Have tried following the WD filing system but found it confusing what wonder if you knew.

               

               

              Thanks,

               

              Elliot Schneider

                • Re: General Orders for Fifth Army in 1948
                  Rebecca Collier Tracker

                  Dear Mr. Schneider,

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

                  The War Department Decimal File System was used by the U.S. Army from 1914 to 1962 for ease of filing correspondence and other office files. It was based on the same principle as the Dewey Decimal System used by libraries. There were 8 general classes or topics used:

                  • Class 000 - General
                  • Class 100 - Finance and accounting
                  • Class 200 - Personnel
                  • Class 300 - Administration
                  • Class 400 - Supplies, services, and equipment
                  • Class 500 - Transportation
                  • Class 600 - Buildings and grounds
                  • Class 700 - Medicine, hygiene, and sanitation
                  • Class 800 - Rivers, harbors, and waterways

                   

                  All units in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Forces were to use this system for filing, including Military Police units, but not all Army records were. It was most commonly used for large correspondence and administrative files.

                  We hope this information is helpful.

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                • Re: General Orders for Fifth Army in 1948
                  Elliot Schneider Adventurer

                  Hello Mrs. Collier,

                   

                  Please help to reconfirm the previous HQ 5th Army GO# 20.

                   

                  Requested information from A2 they told me that particular RG 338, Adjutant General, NAID# 16747752, Fifth Army 1946-1963, 173385, UD 35143 is only 374 FRC boxes.

                   

                   

                  A2 staff  asked me to reconfirm with you the box# you mentioned forFebruary 1948 filed under Decimal 300.4 (1948 Segment) [Box 29146]. It consists of 4 pages.

                   

                   

                  Thanks for your help.

                   

                   

                   

                  Elliot Schneider