4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2020 2:09 PM by Rebecca Collier

    270th FA Bn.  ETO. WWII

    Brian Nicely Newbie

      i have been doing some fact finding about the 270th for the last few months and am wondering if anyone on here  has info about this unit?   This was my Grandfathers unit during the war and I would like to learn a little more about it.

       

      Also can someone tell me where this info is from?  I have done so much digging/finding that I now know I did not keep my information in an orderly fashion.  Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

      Thanks.   Brian

        • Re: 270th FA Bn.  ETO. WWII
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Nicely,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          The document included in your post is a copy of an index card from the series titled Index to World War II Operations Reports, 1940 - 1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407). The card lists the records of the 270th Field Artillery Battalion that are available in the series titled World War II Operations Reports, 1940 - 1948 also in RG 407. For access to and copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

          We also searched the unit records in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) but were unable to locate additional records of the 270th.

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

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            • Re: 270th FA Bn.  ETO. WWII
              Brian Nicely Newbie

              Thank you very much for the info.  This will be very helpful when I visit Archives. 

                • Re: 270th FA Bn.  ETO. WWII
                  Brian Nicely Newbie

                  Over the last year or so, I have been able to come up with a decent amount of information about the 270th FA Bn, but seem to have come to a stand still.

                   

                  I am interested in any info someone may have about the unit, but am most interested in compiling a roster of service members that were assigned to the 270th during its short life.   I have accumulated 237 names so far. (I am not a professional at this, and would love for someone to double check my handy work).   I have gathered names from AARs, google searches, newsletters, etc...

                   

                  Below are some of the places that have helped me out with my research.  If anyone has any additional places to look, please let me know.

                   

                  I have visited the Archives in College Park and the websites associated with it.

                  Controvich Library

                  Eisenhower Library

                  Field Artillery Museum at Ft Sill OK

                  Ft. Benning Library (Donovan I think)

                  Ft Bragg Library

                  NC State Historical Archives ( Camp Butner timeframe)

                  Camp Butner Museum

                  Of course a lot of Google searches

                   

                  I have a copy of the book "240" by Elmer Totsch

                  I have a copy of a pamphlet labeled "The 270th FA Bn in the ETO (Controvich Library)

                  I have copies of a newsletter they published while at Camp Butner (G.I. Hokum)

                  I have copies of the AARs the Archives had for pretty much the whole time it was a unit

                  I have a copy of the Medical Detachment post war AAR

                  Some random info I got from my mother (her father was assigned to the 270th)

                   

                  More than happy to share this info with whomever may be interested in it.

                    • Re: 270th FA Bn.  ETO. WWII
                      Rebecca Collier Ranger

                      Dear Mr. Nicely,

                       

                      Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

                       

                      In case you haven’t already requested them, copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 and 1947 - 1959 for Army units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. For access to these records, please write to the National Archives at St. Louis, ATTN: RL-SL, P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757 or via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.

                       

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

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