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Dear Mr. Maher,
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The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located General Orders of the Eighth Bomber Command for 07-20-1943 through 10-11-1943 and General Orders of the 1st Bombardment Division for 07-28-1944 through 09-08-1944. Please contact RDT2 via email at email@example.com to request a search for the specific general orders you need.
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