1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 30, 2020 4:35 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking records of 325th Engineers Combat Battalion

    Josephine Morey Newbie

      I’m looking for information on the 325th Engineers Combat Battalion - Company B, that was formed under the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. I would like documents such as the rosters of the names of the men who served in that battalion, any daily reports, and all documentation of the rewards citations. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking records of 325th Engineers Combat Battalion
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Ms. Morey,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that includes records of the 325th Engineer Battalion, 100th Infantry Division during WWII. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of Company B.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion.

           

          Morning reports from November 1, 1912 to 1959 and copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 and 1947 - 1959 for Army units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis. For access to these records, please write to the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757 or via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.

           

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