2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2021 7:35 PM by Gareth Edwards

    Need help with project re US soldiers based in Wales during WW2


      I am undertaking a research project concerning US soldiers who were based in the Lledr Valley at Roman Bridge/Dolwyddelan in Snowdonia, Wales during WW2 before being shipped out to the Continent. They set up camp there but the valley flooded and their camp was washed away. The project initially entails ascertaining details of the soldiers - i.e. numbers camped in the valley;how long they were camped there; where they were sent to; how many died in combat; names of soldiers etc. Can anyone help with information about this?

        • Re: Need help with project re US soldiers based in Wales during WW2
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Bacon,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          In the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407), there the series titled Station Lists, 1942 - 1953 that will assist you to determine what U.S. Army units were stationed in Wales prior to and after D-Day. The lists are arranged by theater (such as European Theater of Operations) and thereunder by date.  They were generally monthly or biweekly. Each list is arranged by type of unit and thereunder in order by unit name or number. The nearest town is listed for each unit. There are 13 lists from 7 January 1944 through 21 June 1944 available.


          For access to these records, 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: Need help with project re US soldiers based in Wales during WW2
            Gareth Edwards Newbie

            Hi Josephine. Did you you have any luck with this search? I am from Blaenau Ffestiniog. My mother had two 1st cousins who enlisted in the American army in Albany, one of which visited my great aunts while he was over here. The first thing that crossed my mind when I heard this story is that he was camped at Roman Bridge. Please let me know. Thanks