1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 9, 2020 9:58 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Looking for roster of 165th Signal Photo Company on D-Day

    Thomas Hogan Newbie

      I am looking for a roster of the members 165th Signal Photo Company on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The members were split up into smaller teams so it might be that a full roster existed at the end of May 1944. Does anyone know if such a roster exists?

        • Re: Looking for roster of 165th Signal Photo Company on D-Day
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Hogan,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944-46 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities. An alternate listing may be compiled using morning reports. Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the record series World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1981 (Record Group 407) that may include records of the 165th Signal Photo Company. Unit records in this series typically do not include a complete list of personnel, but may include the names of some members of the unit in reports or general orders. For more information about 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 RL-SL and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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


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