1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 29, 2020 10:40 AM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking "Day Reports" of B Co. 1/15 Infantry

    Richard Rodgers Newbie

      I am interested in trying to find copies of "Day Reports that were filed for B Company, 1/15 Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division daily between August 15, 1944 and 15 February 1945. These unit reports contained critical daily summaries of soldier that were sick, wounded, dead, and ready for duty. They were usually filled out by the unit First Sergeant and/or the Unit Commander and submitted forward to the Battalion S1/Personnel officer. Can you help me figure out how to do this?

        • Re: Seeking "Day Reports" of B Co. 1/15 Infantry
          Sylvia Naylor Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Rodgers,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series titled World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1981 (Record Group 407) that may contain records of the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division from 15 August 1944 to 15 February 1945.  For more information about 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 or 1st Battalion.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the  regiment.

           

          Also we suggest that you request morning reports for the unit you are interested in since they may include information on sick, wounded, and similar records. Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives in St. Louis (RL-SL), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Please contact RL-SL in writing or via email at stl.archives@nara.gov .

           

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