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Dear Mr. Wittwer,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) but were unable to locate records of the 164th Engineer Combat Battalion during WWII.
The World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1981 (Record Group 407) may contain after action reports for the 164th Engineer Combat Battalion during WWII. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We also searched the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project and located the following collections related to the 164th Engineers. Some of these materials have been digitized and can be viewed online through their website, to include a 5-page history of the unit in the first collection.
In addition, we located the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History’s publication The Corps of Engineers: War Against Germany which contains several mentions of the 164th. We also searched the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library and located Report of Rhine River crossings, First United States Army and Action report - Rhine River crossing which reference the unit.The U.S. Army Engineer Museum may have information about the unit as well.
Finally, we located a newspaper article about a veteran of the unit at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/28/d-day-engineer-built-and-blasted-across-europe/9670071/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
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The following link is to a pdf file at the Combined Arms Reference Library. The document, Report of Rhine River crossings, First United States Army., mentions the the 164th Engineer Combat Battalion 4 times
see p 87
see p 106
see p 111