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Here is some information below, on the 26th Division.
Here is were he is buried.
Name: William R Bobb Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1920 Admission Date: Nov 1944 Discharge Date: Nov 1944 Military Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified Diagnosis: FirstLocation: Unknown, code not applicable; CausativeAgent: None or Unknown Type of Injury: Casualty, battle Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty Type of Discharge: Died Service Number: 35790634
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We searched National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include records for the 101st Infantry Regiment. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. If there is any information requested by the form which you do not know, you may omit it, however the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate his file. Please be sure to list 35790634 as his service number. For “Date Released” please write his death date of November 10, 1944. Per the database we linked above, the “Date Entered” is February 23, 1943. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We also suggest that you request his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). IDPFs were unaffected by the fire that destroyed many of the OMPFs. For information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at email@example.com.
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We searched the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project and located a number of collections relating to the 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division.
We also searched Google Books and located the book The Command Is Forward by James Haahr · 2003 which is a history of the 101st Infantry Regiment during the time period you are researching. A preview is available on Google Books, as well as links to options for purchasing the book. In addition, we located History of the 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division in World War II by James N. Peale, Jr. Unfortunately there is no preview available of this book. WorldCat lists a copy at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center - Army War College. USAHEC may have additional materials of interest.
Next, we searched online and located the following articles and books about the 26th Infantry Division:
The 101st Infantry Regiment was a component of the Massachusetts National Guard, although after it was federalized for the war it included personnel from other parts of the country. The records in the Massachusetts National Guard Museum & Archives were recently moved to Massachusetts State Archives.
Finally, you may wish to contact the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the National Museum of the US Army, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, and the National WWII Museum for additional collections and research assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!