3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2020 8:03 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking orders given to an officer during WWII

    Patty Lapihuska Newbie

      Is it possible to find out orders given to an officer during WWII?

        • Re: Seeking orders given to an officer during WWII
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Patty,

           

          Could you provide with a little more information regarding individual or last known unit. Orders were generally issued at the Division Headquarters Level not much at the battalion or company level. Any additional information would be helpful.

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking orders given to an officer during WWII
            J. Andrew Scout

            If it still exists and precisely where to look depends on the details.  Could you please provide more information about the order or orders you are searching for?  Which country?  Which branch of service?  Which units?  What was the type and/or topic of the order?  What date?


            Also, keep in mind that not all orders given during wartime were written down, and not all that were written down were preserved as permanent records.

            • Re: Seeking orders given to an officer during WWII
              Rebecca Collier Ranger

              Dear Ms. Lapihuska,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              If the orders were written and if they were considered permanent, they would be filed in either the records of the unit of the sender or in the files of the unit of the receiver. Possibly both. If the orders were oral, they may be mentioned in a journal or a report. Without more specific information, we are unable to assist you further.

               

              We hope this is helpful.

               

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