1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 24, 2019 1:38 PM by Rebecca Collier

    441st Coast Artillery at Odyssey meaning

    Kristina Schumacher Newbie

      On form SG-23-10/3/42 for my Grandfather, Capt. George A. Wildmann MC, there is the notation "441st Coast Art. at Odyssey". Does anyone know what the "at Odyssey" may mean? He was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, 441st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (SP) and was killed in action on October 7,1943 in Italy.

        • Re: 441st Coast Artillery at Odyssey meaning
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Schumacher,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located various histories from 1 June 1942 to 9 May 1945 and general orders for 1942-1945. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. Possibly “odyssey” refers to a long and eventful journey or experience.

           

          Additional information about your grandfather may be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). For WWII-1976, the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for men 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 this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

           

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