1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 26, 2020 11:41 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Looking for AR 615-26 / early WWII US Army MOS list

    Lowell Silverman Adventurer

      I’m trying to find a copy of Army Regulations No. 615-26 (AR 615-26, War Department September 15, 1942) in order to learn about the early WWII U.S. Army military occupational specialties mentioned on unit rosters that I’m studying.  Although Technical Manual 12-427 is readily available online, some of the early war MOSs had been deleted by the time that document was published in 1944.  It's mentioned in the "List of Reference Documentation For the World War II Army Enlistment Records Files, 1938-1946: Merged Processed File" document, so I assume NARA has a copy, but it seems like it would be a great thing to have digitized given that it would be potentially useful for many researchers.

        • Re: Looking for AR 615-26 / early WWII US Army MOS list
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Silverman,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located General Decimal Correspondence Files, 1942 - 1948 in the Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces (Record Group 337) that includes a file unit 300.3 AR 615-26 [Army Regulations]. This record has not been digitized yet.  For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


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