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Unit Histories – This category has been created because there is no other way to classify this kind of archives in another category like Operations in France, in Germany, in Belgium or anything else. A unit that landed in North Africa in 1942 then jumped into Sicily, then into Italy just before going on to France, Belgium and Germany have to find his place somewhere. This is exactly the reason why I created this category.

505-ELPC – 10/1944 – 04/1945

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505-ELPC - October 1944 Original Unit (1) Designation: 505th Engineer Light Ponton Company. (2) Date of Organization: May 15 1942. (3) Place of Organization: Camp Gordon, Georgia. (4) Authority of Organization: General Order #15, HQ Eastern Defense Command and 1-A,...

442-RCT (NISEI) (Watanabe)

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Introduction The 442nd Infantry Regiment, later 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army and was the only infantry formation in the Army Reserve. The regiment is best known for its history as a fighting...

26-ID (Raw Data) Sgt James Haahr

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Archive sent to EUCMH by Sgt James 'Jim' Haahr (USA), 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division 1944-1945. You can, of course, use the information provided in this document as long as you credit the source (Fair Use). 26th Infantry 'Yankee'...

26-ID (Yankee) WW-2 – ETO

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The 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division), has been a famous division for almost two centuries of American burgeoning and growth. The lineage of the Yankee Division extends back to the beginning of the American citizen-soldier - the fighting colonial...

XIX Corps Engineers – ETO

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US XIX Corps' Engineers The German Army is totally defeated. Now, immediately thereafter, a brief history of the XIX Corps Engineers has been assembled. The past eleven months of combat are in the too recent past to view with perspective....

Parachute Raiders – USMC-WW-2

Lt Col Jon T. Hoffman, US Marine Corps Reserve. Official Study - War Department, Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting, USMC Parachute Units in World War II, History and Museums Division, Headquarters USMC - Washington DC - 1999 Foreword This historical pamphlet...

561-FAB – ETO – WW2

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December 17, 1944. Defying the murky skies, the tiny liaison plane circled low as Lt David E. Runden dropped a note in the battalion area. Kraut Tanks in Setz Heading our Way the message read. The Battle of the...