1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 19, 2019 9:43 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking location of Medical Treatment


      Trying to find where an Army PFC with 56th Armored Engineer Battalion would have been taken for treatment after being seriously wounded in action in Noville, Belgium on 15 Jan 1945.

        • Re: Seeking location of Medical Treatment
          Rebecca Collier Guide

          Dear Mr. Hanrahan,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          According to the unit information we have, the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion (except for Company E) was attached to the 11th Armored Division on 15 August 1942 for the remainder of the war.


          We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) and located an after action report for January 1945 of the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, 11th Armored Division (AD). We also located after action reports for 23 December 1944 to May 1945 of the 81st Medical Battalion (Armored) attached to the 11th AD. The after action reports of both units may indicate how and/or where injured soldiers were taken for treatment. For access to and/or copies of the narrative, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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