3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2020 6:28 PM by Tracy Arnold

    Looking for members of Co B, 13th Armored

    Tracy Arnold Newbie

      I'm looking for members of the Army Co 'B' 13th Armored from World War II.  I'm sure most (if not all) have passed away but maybe family members out there? Information on something my mom's cousin left me (Harold Jackson).  I'd to understand more about his company. It was Co "B" 13th Armored, Replacement Battalion for February 1944 -- 1st Platoon Lt Col Willhotte; 2nd - Lt J.G. Schlaack; 3rd - Lt. E Shuttleworth; 4th - Lt J.E. Dempsey; 5th - Lt. J. J. Fleming; 1st Lt F. R. Winkler, Commanding; 1st Lt F. A. Leeper, Executive Officer; and 1st. Lt. W. Sapp.

        • Re: Looking for members of Co B, 13th Armored
          Thomas Richardson Navigator

          Dear Ms. Arnold,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          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 includes records of the 13th Armored Regiment during WWII. For access to 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.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.

           

          Rosters for units serving in World War II from 1944-46 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities. Instead, you may wish to request a copy of the unit’s morning reports. 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 stl.archives@nara.gov

           

          For a history, please see this article about the 13th Armored Regiment from the National Museum of the United States Army.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 & RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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

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          • Re: Looking for members of Co B, 13th Armored
            Elliot Schneider Ranger

            Tracy,

             

            Do you happen to know what Harold middle name was? and where he was born?

             

             

            Thanks,

             

            Elliot Schneider