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Was able to find his headstone application, please see copy below. The residential record is of John Eberts younger sister Sarah A. (Ebert) Tolpa you may still find her, her husband past in 1999.
He was with the 26th Division, 328th INF, Co. A
Name: John F Ebert Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1923 Nativity State or Country: Ohio Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Belmont, Ohio Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Unskilled machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c. Enlistment Date: 1 Apr 1943 Enlistment Place: Columbus, Ohio Service Number: 35216245 Branch: No branch assignment Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 33 Weight: 133 Name: Henry R Tolpa[Henry Tolpa] Birth Date: Jul 1927[Jul 1927] Residence Date: 1985 Phone Number: 676-8265 Address: Sarah Residence: Bellaire, OH Postal Code: 43906 Second Residence Date: 1993 Second Phone Number: 676-8265 Second Address: 57321 Pinch Run Rd Second Residence: Second Postal Code: 43906-1887
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Thank you very much for this. I have further requests if that is okay but I will create a separate thread
Dear Mr. Sandler,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 10 files units of the 26th Infantry Division during the 1940s. We also 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 26th Infantry Division for WWII. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, we located the series Personal Papers, 1912-1961 in the General Willard S. Paul Collection (DDE-1341) that may be of interest to you since the series contains a journal with brief daily accounts of General Paul's activities while serving as commander of the 26th Infantry Division in Europe during 1944 and 1945. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library (LP-DDE) at email@example.com with any questions you might have about these records.
In addition, the information you seek may be contained in John Ebert’s 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). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Finally, the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, has a large collection of published unit histories. Their website is https://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/, and you may wish to contact them for further assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!