Dear Mr. Wojtowicz,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records of Joint Field Exercises, 11/1953 - 12/31/1955 in the Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces (Record Group 337) that consists of orders, correspondence, unit reports, safety reports, after action reports, and other records pertaining to joint field exercises such as "Sage Brush." We also located the Training Administrative Files, 1955 - 1963 of the Fourth U.S. Army in Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes materials relating to Exercise SAGE BRUSH, a joint Army and Air Force simulated nuclear war exercise. Next, we located the Subject Files, 1951 - 1963 of Fort Hood in Record Group 338 that includes reports on operations, such as Operation SAGEBRUSH. In addition, we located Records Related to Military Exercise "Sage Brush", 1955 -1956 in the Records of the U.S. Continental Army Command (Record Group 546). Plus, we located the General Subject Files, 1954 - 1958 in the Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations (Record Group 342) that includes the file unit OPS 4-10-5 [Exercise] Sage Brush . For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We were unable to locate records of the 456th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion or the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery for 1955.
Lastly, we located Motion Picture Films From "The Big Picture" Television Program Series, ca. 1950 - ca. 1975 that include the film titled Operation Sagebrush; the Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection, 1964 - 1980 that includes 2 films titled Operation Sagebrush, Laughlin AFB, Delrio, Texas; and Filmed News Releases, ca. 1951 - ca. 1964 that includes the film Paradrop Exercise Sage Brush. All of these films are in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111). First file is digitized in part. For access to the films, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) via email at email@example.com.
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:Rebecca: A BIG Thank You! Plenty of research ahead. I did determine the parachute jump date was 11-22-1955.