1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 6, 2018 3:08 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Where are the pictures taken after battle of Normandy in Granville, France ?


      I'm looking for pictures of a filed hospital/infirmary installed in the market hall of Granville after the battle of Normandy. The walls were painted by inmates between July '44 and the end of '45. These murals were painted over some time ago and we plan to bring them back to light.

        • Re: Where are the pictures taken after battle of Normandy in Granville, France ?
          Rebecca Collier Guide

          Dear Ms. Marie Clement-Charon,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          Identification of the field hospital or infirmary located in Granville after the battle of Normandy is necessary in order to search for photographs in the unit's annual reports or histories. Therefore, we searched a series titled Station Lists, 1942-1953 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located lists of the U.S. Army stationed in Normandy beginning in September 1944 to 8 June 1945. Each list is arranged by type of unit, such as medical, and thereunder, in order by unit name or number. The nearest town is listed for each unit. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives in College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Photographs of various U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps activities dating from 1940 to 1981 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov

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


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