2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2020 4:33 PM by Joshua Schroeder

    Seeking Army Units in Alaska

    Don Jones Newbie

      My father was stationed in Adak Alaska (1945-1946) as a Sgt with the U.S. Army. I have not been able to find out what unit he was with. Does anyone know what units were assigned there during that time period? His DD-214 and VA records were no help.

        • Re: Seeking Army Units in Alaska
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Don,

           

          This was a large Army/Navy base and some Coadt Guard units as well. Some buildings still exsist today. Good read follow link below.

           

          https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a196078.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwia…

           

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking Army Units in Alaska
            Joshua Schroeder Newbie

            Dear Mr. Jones,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located two series in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that contain information about Adak Island. We also located  the series Unit Histories, 1943-1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 27 file units about Adak Island during WWII. In addition, we located the series Station Lists, 1942-1953 in the Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1917-1981 (Record Group 407) that has listings  for Alaska for 1945 - 1946 (in Boxes 3-4). For access and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            Finally, the U.S. Army Center for Military History has an online publication that details the Army campaigns in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

             

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