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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series of Organizational Units' Reports Files, 1943 - 1945 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 2 file units titled 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment and 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment. We also located the series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in Record Group 338 that includes 15 file units of the 544th during the 1940s. Plus, we 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 of the 544th during WWII. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com. We were unable to locate specific records of the Medical Detachment. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.
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Additional resources regarding the 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment include:
- Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center
- Company B, 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment: Record of Events
- Two Members of the 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment Standing Next to a Small Motor Launch
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!