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Dear Mr. Kreuger,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a file unit titled V Fighter Command: 418th Night Fighter Squadron Unit Narrative Combat Reports 1944 - 1945 part of the series titled World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941 - 1946 in the Records of the Army Air Forces (Record Group 18). For access to and/or copies of the file unit, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
Additional historical and operational records of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron have been microfilmed by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA). The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has a copy of the microfilm. For access to the microfilm, please use the index to the Air Force History microfilm available at http://www.airforcehistoryindex.org/
To conduct your search for the 418th Night Fighter Squadron records, please enter SQUADRON/0418/NIGHT FIGHTER in the search window of the index and narrow your search by including 12/7/1941 in the Start Date and 12/31/1945 in the End Date before clicking the Search button. The results should be 37 records. Read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. If the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to them. Please repeat the search for the 5th Air Force and the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron.
If the reel number begins with D - Z, the microfilm is still security classified and RDT2 will not be able to make the reel available to you. The original paper copy from which the film was created is still in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and has been declassified. For access to these records, please contact AFHRA, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424. The web site is https://www.afhra.af.mil/.
For records of the Dutch NICA Service, please contact the National Archives of The Netherlands via their website at https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/en.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!