Dear Ms. Van Vlack,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 9 series relating to war dogs in various record groups. Particular series of note include the War Dog Service Books, ca. 12/1942 - ca. 6/1946 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127); the General Records, 1942-1947 of the War Dog Reception and Training Center in Front Royal, Virginia in Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92); the Decimal Files, 1946 - 1947 in Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces (Record Group 337) that includes war dogs under decimal 454 (animals); and the Personal Papers, Publications, and Research Papers, ca. 1927 - 1997 in the Alton A. Lindsey Papers (Collection XAAL) that includes a file unit pertaining to Alaskan Malamutes titled Publication, selected chapters from "The Complete Alaskan Malamute" by Maxwell Riddle and Eva Seeley Feb-88. For access to these records, please email the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
We also located the series titled Photographic Albums of Prints of Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 9/1942 - 12/1945 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation ( Record Group 336) that includes 5 photographs of war dogs. These photographs have been digitized are are available using the Catalog.
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