1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 30, 2020 2:27 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of USMC Advance Base Force in 1915


      Seeking information on tables of organization and unit strengths of US Marine Corps Advance Base Force in 1915

        • Re: Seeking records of USMC Advance Base Force in 1915
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Martinez,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located General Correspondence, 1913 - 1938 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that may include records concerning the Advance Base Force. This series is arranged according to the ELLS-DRAN system. “Advance Base” is under the heading Operations-Maneuver-Training, file designation 1975-10. We also located General Files, 1/1897 - 8/1926 that is indexed by Index to the General Files, 7/1897 - 8/1926 in the General Records of the Department of the Navy (Record Group 80) that may have records pertaining to the Advance Base Force. Plus, we located Subject Files, ca. 1924 - ca. 1946 (documenting ca. 1775 - 1927) in the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library (Record Group 45) that may have information on this topic.  For access to these records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.


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