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#1 Gards

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hi,
Im new to the forum and I hope you guys can help.

I would love to start researching the actions of the 1st AR Nov-Dec 1942, but I have no idea where to begin. I was hoping that someone in the Forum could help me start off my research in this area by giving me a nudge as to what sort of material is out there.

As far as I know there are no books covering the period in detail... so what sort of original material should I be looking at to find the details of their combat operations??

All I know is that the 1AR was in 1 Armd Divs CCB during this time, so what sort of Journals and docs are out there for me to find?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

HyperWar - Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West

America in WWII - Facing the Fox

Historynet.com - Battle for Kasserine Pass


You can also try searching the WWII Operational Documents at CARL.

Edited by TD-Tommy776, 18 November 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hi Gards. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure others will weigh in with suggestions, but I think you should look through this and begin here. Joseph Anthony Palumbo - Print Biography - Corporal. Good luck.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Thanks for the assistance guys. I'll spend today going through it all.

Does anyone know what sort of Unit Journals are at NARA, I have no idea what sort of records Units like the 1 AR kept on the front lines- are there Company reports, or Bn or Regt Journals?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:19 AM

You can request an index of the unit records by following this link: www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html#part-b

Under the section titled, "I have a question about research and records at NARA", select the topic, "Records created by the US military", in the drop down menu. In the box provided, enter a polite request for and index of the WWII records for the 1st Armored Battalion. Skip the next dialog box. However, just below it mark that you would like a response to your inquiry. Then scroll down to the contact section and enter your contact information. Click on "Review your entries". Verify you information and submit your request. You should receive a response within 10 days (assume business days).

They will send you a listing of all the documents they have for the unit. From that list, you can request a quote for obtaining copies of the document(s) you want.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

Good stuff, Tommy.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

Good stuff, Tommy.


And easy, too. That's why I like it. ;) I should give credit to Natman for showing me that trick, though.

Freedom is precious and many gave their lives for it. It is the duty of the future generation
to remember that sacrifice, and offer some sacrifice for themselves if Freedom is threatened.

Cecil Earl Workman, WWII Veteran, "L" Co., 129th Inf. Regt., 37th Inf. Div.


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