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Like you, I am researching a unit that was not around very long (270th Field Artillery Battalion March '43 to Oct '45)
Some of the places I have found information have been:
National Archives Textual Reference Archives Branch
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
Dr Dastrup US Army Field Artillery Branch Historian (Signal Corps may have one of these guys as well)
NC State Archives (Unit was activated in North Carolina)
and of course a lot of Google searching
Hope this helps and good luck. If you happen to run across and 270th FA information, I am always looking for new info.
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Dear Mr. Cizewski,
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 (Record Group 407) and located a history for June 1943 - May 1946 of the 984th Signal Service Company. Some records are digitized and available in the Catalog but not those for the 984th Signal Service Company. For access to and/or copies, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Records (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
did you ever find anything out on this unit? I would like to know more on it to. That’s the same unit my grandpa was in.
I have a little brick and it shows his dates oct 42-nov 45 in Italy
Would you share a photo of the brick?
The 984th Signal Service Company was a non-divisional unit that served in Italy.
It has Campaign Participation Credit for the:
Naples–Foggia Campaign from 9 September 1943 to 21 January 1944
Rome-Arno Campaign from 22 January to 9 September 1944[.
Campaign participation credit is based on geography.
The 984th probably served the entire war in Italy as your brick suggests.
They provide communications support perhaps from a base in the Rome area.
Therefore since they did not serve in the geographic area of the North Apennines and Po Valley Campaigns.they do not not have additional campaign credits.
I hope that helps.
Our group assists families of the WWII 45th Infantry Division research their relative's service.
We were assisting a family who late veteran was possibly transferred from the 45th to the 984th after recovering from a non-battle illness.
He was discharged from the 984th which is what was listed on his discharge.
The family wanted to know in what unit he served in the 45th.
We were researching 984th documents as we prepared to research the 984th morning reports backward to when this soldier was transferred from the 45th.
From other sources we identified the soldiers 45th unit as Company K, 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment,
Once we found that we ceased our research into the 984th and did not request the documents History Hub had identified.