1 Reply Latest reply on May 26, 2020 1:36 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking GIs in Gloucestershire, England


      Hi, I am researching the American GIs who were stationed in Gloucestershire during WWII. I am interested in the experiences GIs had in Gloucestershire and am particularly interested in their interaction with the local women. I know many GIs married local women. Any information relating to this would be gratefully received. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking GIs in Gloucestershire, England
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Ms. Murphy,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Station Lists, 1942 - 1953 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that include World War II.  The lists are arranged by theater (such as European Theater of Operations) and thereunder by date.  The lists are generally monthly or biweekly.  Each list is arranged by type of unit and thereunder in order by unit name or number.  The nearest town is listed for each unit. For access to the lists, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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