Guide to Federal Records

Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter)


(Record Group 338)
1917-93 (bulk 1940-70)

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In 2001 NARA began a project to reallocate many RG 338 records into new record groups, organized around the major army commands. The reallocation project was completed in 2003. This chapter has been annotated to identify the new record group designations for the reallocated records.

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  • 338.1 Administrative History
  • 338.2 Records of Commands Operating in North America, World War II 1936-52
    • 338.2.1 Records of defense commands
    • 338.2.2 Records of service commands, departments, and base commands
    • 338.2.3 Records of schools and training centers
  • 338.3 Records of Commands in the European, Mediterranean, and Africa-Middle East Theaters of Operations, World War II 1941-48
    • 338.3.1 Records of European Theater of Operations U.S. Army (ETOUSA)/U.S. Forces European Theater (USFET)
    • 338.3.2 Records of Mediterranean Theater of Operations U.S. Army (MTOUSA)
    • 338.3.3 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME)/Headquarters Africa-Middle East Theater (AMET)
    • 338.3.4 Records of other commands
  • 338.4 Records of Commands in the China-Burma-India Theaters of Operations, World War II 1941-47
    • 338.4.1 Records of the U.S. Military Mission to China
    • 338.4.2 Records of U.S. Army Forces, China-Burma-India (USAF CBI)
    • 338.4.3 Records of U.S. Army Forces, China Theater (USAF CT)
    • 338.4.4 Records of U.S. Forces, India-Burma Theater (USF IBT)
    • 338.4.5 Records of the U.S. Branch of Executive Headquarters
    • 338.4.6 Records of the Peiping Headquarters Group
  • 338.5 Records of Commands in Pacific Theaters of Operations, World War II 1922-47
    • 338.5.1 Records of the Hawaiian Department
    • 338.5.2 Records of the Military Government of Hawaii
    • 338.5.3 Records of the Central Pacific Base Command
    • 338.5.4 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle Pacific (MIDPAC)
    • 338.5.5 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE)
    • 338.5.6 Records of U.S. Army Forces in Australia
    • 338.5.7 Records of U.S. Army Services of Supply, Southwest Pacific Area
    • 338.5.8 Records of U.S. Army Forces, Western Pacific (AFWESPAC)
    • 338.5.9 Records of General Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area (GHQ SWPA)
    • 338.5.10
    • Records of U.S. Army Forces, Pacific (AFPAC)
    • 338.5.11 Records of U.S. Army Forces, South Pacific Base Command
  • 338.6 Records of Commands in the Western Hemisphere, Post World War II 1942-64
    • 338.6.1 Records of U.S. Army, Alaska
    • 338.6.2 Records of U.S. Army, Caribbean
  • 338.7 Records of Commands in Europe, Post World War II 1933-64
    • 338.7.1 Records of U.S. Army, European Command (EUCOM)
    • 338.7.2 Records of U.S. Army, Europe (USAEUR)
    • 338.7.3 Records of U.S. Forces, Austria
    • 338.7.4 Records of Vienna Area Command
    • 338.7.5 Records of Berlin Command/Brigade
    • 338.7.6 Records of Trieste, United States Troops (TRUST)
  • 338.8 Records of Commands in the Pacific, Post World War II 1944-72
  • 338.9 Records of Armies 1925-66
  • 338.10 Records of Other Commands 1940-70
  • 338.11 Records of Support Elements 1917-92 (bulk 1950-70)
  • 338.12 Motion Pictures (General) 1940, 1956, 1975
  • 388.13 Sound Recordings (General) 1943-45, 1956
  • 338.14 Machine-Readable Records (General) 1968-70
  • 338.15 Still Pictures (General) 1986-93

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338.1 Administrative History

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records:

  • Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, RG 92.
  • Records of U.S. Army Commands, 1784-1821, RG 98.
  • Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), RG 112.
  • Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, RG 165.
  • Records of Naval Operating Forces, RG 313.
  • Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, World War II, RG 331.
  • Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation, RG 336.
  • Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, RG 337.
  • Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, RG 342.
  • Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, 1941- , RG 389.
  • Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units, 1821-1942, RG 391.
  • Records of U.S. Army Coast Artillery Districts and Defenses, 1901-1942, RG 392.
  • Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1821-1920, RG 393.
  • Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1920-1942, RG 394.
  • Records of U.S. Army Overseas Operations and Commands, 1898-1942, RG 395.
  • Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- , RG 407.
  • Records of Mediterranean Theater of Operations, United States Army, RG 492.
  • Records of U.S. Forces in the China-Burma-India Theaters of Operations, RG 493.
  • Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle Pacific (World War II), RG 494.
  • Records of Headquarters, United States Army Forces, Western Pacific (World War II), RG 495.
  • Records of General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area and United States Army Forces, Pacific (World War II), RG 496.
  • Records of the Africa-Middle East Theater of Operations (World War II Army), RG 497.
  • Records of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (World War II), RG 498.
  • Records of U.S. Army Defense Commands (World War II), RG 499.
  • Records of the United States Army Materiel Command, RG 544.
  • Records of U.S. Army Forces in Alaska, RG 547.
  • Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Caribbean, RG 548.
  • Records of United States Army, Europe, RG 549.
  • Records of United States Army, Pacific, RG 550.
  • Records of the United States Army Military District of Washington, RG 551.
  • Records of the Military Traffic Management Command (Army), RG 552.
  • Records of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, RG 553.
  • Records of General Headquarters, Far East Command, Supreme Commander Allied Powers, and United Nations Command, RG 554.

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338.2 Records of Commands Operating in North America, World War II
1936-52

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338.2.1 Records of defense commands

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 499, except as noted): Records of Eastern Defense Command, 1940-45, including proceedings of harbor defense boards and Chesapeake Bay sector historical files. Records of Western Defense Command, 1940-46, including portions of the central decimal file, and a microfilm copy of records of Japanese relocation centers (620 rolls). Records of Central Defense Command, 1941-46, including records of Central Air Defense Region, Fort Bray, MI, 1942-44. Records of Alaska Defense Command/Alaska Department, 1940-47, including issuances and intelligence reports (reallocated to RG 547). Records of Caribbean Defense Command, 1941-48 (reallocated to RG 548).

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338.2.2 Records of service commands, departments, and base commands

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 160, except as noted): Records of the following service commands: First, headquartered in Boston, MA, 1942-46; Second, headquartered on Governors Island, NY, 1942-46; Third, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, 1942-46, including intelligence report files, 1943-46, and records relating to German prisoners of war, 1944-45; Fourth, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, 1942-46, including correspondence of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section and plant protection survey reports; Fifth, headquartered in Columbus, OH, 1942-46, including intelligence summaries and plant protection survey reports; Sixth, headquartered in Chicago, IL, 1942-46, including G-2 (Intelligence) Section files; Seventh, headquartered in Omaha, NE, 1936-46, including reports of investigations of aircraft accidents; Eighth, headquartered in San Antonio and Dallas, TX, 1942-46; Ninth, headquartered at The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 1942-46; and Northwest, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1942-45. Records of the Military District of Washington, 1942-46 (reallocated to RG 551). Record set of issuances of U.S. Army Forces, Central Canada, 1943-45 (reallocated to RG 165). Records of the Panama Canal Department, 1940-47; and records of the Puerto Rican/Antilles Department, 1939-47 (reallocated to RG 548). Records of base commands in Bermuda, 1941-46, Iceland, 1941-47, and Newfoundland, 1941-46 (reallocated to RG 499).

Maps (reallocated to RG 160): Geographic index to quadrangle maps covering the northeastern United States, by First Service Command, 1943 (1 item). Military installations location map covering TX, AR, and LA, by Eighth Service Command, 1942 (1 item).

Architectural Plans (reallocated to RG 160): Floor plan of McCaw General Hospital, Walla Walla, WA, by Ninth Service Command, ca. 1942 (1 item).

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338.2.3 Records of schools and training centers

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 337) : Records of the Airborne Command/Parachute School, 1942-46; Amphibious Training Center, 1940-50; Antiaircraft Artillery Command Training Center, 1940-50; Armored Center/Board, 1939-48; Cavalry Center/School, 1940-46; Coast Artillery School, 1945; Field Artillery Board, 1942-45; and Tank Destroyer Center, 1941-46.

Posters (reallocated to RG 337): Of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, advertising artillery jobs, ca. 1951-52 (AP, 5 items).

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338.3 Records of Commands in the European, Mediterranean, and
Africa-Middle East Theaters of Operations, World War II
1941-48

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338.3.1 Records of European Theater of Operations U.S. Army
(ETOUSA)/U.S. Forces European Theater (USFET)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 498): Decimal correspondence, interrogation reports, personnel rosters, awards files, and other records, 1941-47, of the General Staff Secretary; the following general staff sections: G-1 (Personnel), G-2 (Intelligence), G-3 (Operations), and G-4 (Logistics); the following special staff sections for administrative matters: Adjutant General (including the Postal Division), Civil Affairs, Finance, Historical, Judge Advocate General, Provost Marshal, and Public Relations; the following special staff sections for technical matters: Engineer, Ordnance, Quartermaster, Signal, Surgeon General (Medical), and Transportation; the General Board; the General Purchasing Agency; Theater Service Forces European Theater; and Communications Zone ETOUSA. Escape and evasion reports of the MIS-X (Military Intelligence Service, Escape and Evasion Section) Detachment, 1943-45.

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338.3.2 Records of Mediterranean Theater of Operations U.S. Army
(MTOUSA)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 492): Records of headquarters organizations, 1942-47, including the staff of the Commanding General, general and special staff sections, and boards and committees. Records of subordinate commands, 1942-47, including Allied Armies in Italy; Headquarters Command Allied Forces; and Atlantic, Eastern, Mediterranean, and Peninsular Base Sections. Correspondence, tract books, logs, a history, and other records of the Military Liquidating Agency, 1945-48.

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338.3.3 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East
(USAFIME)/Headquarters Africa-Middle East Theater (AMET)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 497): Records, 1942-46, including "Land of Jerusalem" reports, weekly summaries, and Military Intelligence Division reports.

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338.3.4 Records of other commands

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 497): General correspondence and other records of Persian Gulf Command (known as Persian Gulf Service Command, 1942-43), 1942-45. General orders and other issuances of Eritrea Service/Base Command, 1942-45. Records of North African Service Command relating to construction in Dakar, French West Africa (Senegal), 1942-43. Correspondence, memorandums, and orders of U.S. Forces in Central Africa, 1942-43.

Maps (reallocated to RG 497): Maps of Persian Gulf Command, 1943-44.

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338.4 Records of Commands in the China-Burma-India Theaters of
Operations, World War II
1941-47

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338.4.1 Records of the U.S. Military Mission to China

History: Commonly referred to as "AMMISCA" ("American Mission to China"). Established August 27, 1941, to facilitate lend-lease aid to China. Headed by Brig. Gen. John Magruder. Functions and personnel absorbed by Headquarters American Army Forces, China, Burma, India (predecessor of U.S. Army Forces, China-Burma-India; see 338.4.2), by May 1942. Discontinued by September 1944.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): Incoming weekly reports, September 1941-January 1942. Outgoing messages, February-December 1942.

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338.4.2 Records of U.S. Army Forces, China-Burma-India (USAF CBI)

History: Headquarters American Army Forces, China, Burma, and India (HQ AAF CBI) established in Chungking, China, by General Order 1, HQ AAF CBI, March 4, 1942, pursuant to Secretary of War's appointment of Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell as Commanding General of all U.S. Army forces in China, Burma, and India, conveyed in a Chief of Staff memorandum to the Adjutant General, WPD 4389-64, February 2, 1942. (By same memorandum, Gen. Stilwell was appointed Republic of China army chief of staff.) By May 1942, HQ AAF CBI had absorbed Chungking staff of U.S. Military Mission to China, commonly known as "AMMISCA" ("American Mission to China"), established August 27, 1941, to facilitate lend-lease aid to China. A second AAF CBI headquarters was established in New Delhi, India, by letter of the Commanding General, June 25, 1942, pursuant to War Department message 354, sent as CM-OUT 5537, June 22, 1942, in effect instructing Gen. Stilwell to organize a theater of operations staff. Thenceforth, the area of operations over which Gen. Stilwell had command of U.S. Army forces was referred to as the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater.

By Letter of Instructions, HQ AAF CBI (Chungking), July 6, 1942, Chungking headquarters was designated HQ AAF CBI, and New Delhi headquarters was designated Branch Office, HQ AAF CBI. To avoid confusion with the Army Air Forces' acronym, "AAF," HQ AAF CBI was redesignated HQ USAF CBI, by September 12, 1942. Status of HQ USAF CBI as a theater headquarters was confirmed by letter of the Secretary of War to the Commanding General, USAF CBI, AG 320.2 (1-26-43) OB-I-GN-M, January 29, 1943. HQ AAF CBI redesignated Forward Echelon, HQ USAF CBI; and Branch Office, HQ AAF CBI redesignated Rear Echelon, HQ USAF CBI, effective April 1, 1944, by General Order 5, Forward Echelon, HQ USAF CBI, March 31, 1944, with Rear Echelon in charge of overall planning and administration, and Forward Echelon responsible for liaison with Chinese Government and execution of Rear Echelon directives to U.S. Army organizations in China.

Gen. Stilwell recalled by President Roosevelt, October 21, 1944, announced October 28, 1944. By War Department message WARX 52150, October 25, 1944, sent same date as CM-OUT 52150, CBI Theater divided, effective October 24, 1944, into China Theater (see 338.4.3) and India-Burma Theater (see 338.4.4).

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942-44, including central decimal correspondence, incoming messages, and issuances. Circulars of Headquarters Rear Echelon, 1942-44. Records of the Services of Supply (SOS), China-Burma-India, 1942-44, including an organizational history, staff memorandums, SOS general orders, and general orders of Advance Section 1.

Related Records (reallocated to RG 493): Additional records of USAF CBI in RG 332, Records of U.S. Theaters of War, World War II.

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338.4.3 Records of U.S. Army Forces, China Theater (USAF CT)

History: See 338.4.2 for a history of predecessor Headquarters U.S. Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. HQ USF CT established in Chungking by General Order 1, HQ USF CT, October 25, 1944, under command of Maj. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, appointed effective October 24, 1944. Moved to Shanghai, October 14, 1945. Abolished, effective May 1, 1946, by General Order 97, HQ USF CT, April 29, 1946, with residual functions transferred to Headquarters U.S. Army Forces in China (HQ USAF China), established by General Order 1, May 1, 1946. HQ USAF China abolished, effective July 1, 1946, by HQ USAF China message CFBX 0346, June 28, 1946, received as CM-IN 6332, June 29, 1946.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, ca. 1944-46, including central correspondence, messages, daily bulletins and other issuances, and historical narratives. Records of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section, 1943-46, including records dealing with the Sino Translation and Interrogation Center. Records of the G-3 (Operations) Section, ca. 1944-46, consisting of general correspondence, and records relating to personnel assignments. Records of the G-5 (Civil Affairs) Section, ca. 1944-46, including messages concerning the recovery of downed U.S. airmen and prisoners of war, 1945. Records, ca. 1944-46, of the following special staff sections: Interpreter Affairs, Lend-Lease, Ordnance, Provost Marshal, Quartermaster, Theater Planning, and Transportation. Records of Headquarters Rear Echelon, 1941-45, consisting of general records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, and subject files of the Theater Psychological Warfare Officer. Records of general and special staff sections, and subordinate commands, of the Services of Supply (SOS), China Theater, 1942-45 (bulk 1944-45). Records of general and special staff sections of the joint Chinese- American Services of Supply for the Chinese Army, February- September 1945. Records of the following Chinese training and combat commands under U.S. supervision: Z-Force Operations Staff, 1943-44; and Chinese Combat Command (Provisional), 1943-45, including records of subordinate commands.

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338.4.4 Records of U.S. Forces, India-Burma Theater (USF IBT)

History: See 338.4.2 for a history of predecessor Headquarters U.S. Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. HQ USF IBT established in New Delhi by General Order 1, HQ USF IBT, October 27, 1944, under command of Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Sultan, appointed effective October 24, 1944. Responsible for U.S. forces in India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, the Malay States, and Sumatra. Gen. Sultan succeeded in command by Maj. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler, June 23, 1945. HQ USF IBT moved to Calcutta, April 15, 1946. Abolished, effective May 31, 1946, by General Order 174, HQ USF IBT, May 23, 1946.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1944-45, including central decimal correspondence, messages, and records concerning plans and operations. Correspondence and daily intelligence summaries of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section, 1944-45. Correspondence, subject files, and records of meetings of the G-4 (Logistics) Section, 1944-45. Correspondence, issuances, and other records of the following special staff organizations: Army Exchange Service, Chaplain, Chemical Warfare, Claims, Theater Claims, Engineer, Fiscal, Historical, Inspector General (Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment), Judge Advocate General, Medical, Ordnance, Port of Debarkation, Postal, Provost Marshal, Public Relations, Rest Camps, Signal, Special Services, and Transportation. General correspondence and staff section records of the Ledo Area Command, 1943-46. Correspondence and messages of the Detachment, U.S. Army in India, 1943-46.

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338.4.5 Records of the U.S. Branch of Executive Headquarters

History: Executive Headquarters established in Peiping (Peking), China, by order of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, January 11, 1946, as a tripartite organization of the Chinese Nationalist Government, the Chinese Communist Party, and the U.S. Government. Responsible for effecting a cease-fire between Chinese Nationalist and Communist forces, as agreed upon, December 1945, by the Committee of Three, consisting of Gen. Chang Chun for the Nationalists; Gen. Chou En-lai for the Communists; and Gen. George C. Marshall, special envoy of the President. Pursuant to an announcement, January 29, 1947, of U.S. Government's intent to withdraw from Committee of Three and Executive Headquarters, U.S. Branch of Executive Headquarters was abolished by U.S. Branch memorandum CDR 902, February 6, 1947, with residual functions transferred to Sino Liaison Office, established in Peiping Headquarters Group by same memorandum.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): Records of the U.S. Commissioner, 1946-47, including memorandums sent to and received from the Chinese Nationalist and Communist commissioners; and memorandums sent to the Chinese Nationalist and Communist branches. General records of the Director of Operations, 1946-47. Records of the U.S. Branch staff, 1946-47, consisting of a subject file of the Chief of Staff; and correspondence, reports, and other records of the Conflict Control, Communications, Army Reorganization, and Public Relations Groups, and the Current Section. Subject file and other records of the Advance Section, 1946-47. Records relating to the Yenan Liaison Group, 1946-47.

Related Records (reallocated to RG 493): "Operations Report, the Executive Headquarters, Peiping China, 1946-47" (Section I: "U.S. Branch, Executive Headquarters"; Section II: "Peiping Headquarters Group"), 4 vols., submitted April 2, 1947, in Operations and Plans Division decimal correspondence, 1946-48, decimal 091 China, case 112, in RG 319, Records of the Army Staff.

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338.4.6 Records of the Peiping Headquarters Group

History: Established, effective January 11, 1946, by General Order 12, Headquarters U.S. Forces, China Theater (HQ USF CT), January 14, 1946, with mission to assist U.S. Branch of Executive Headquarters. Brig. Gen. Henry A. Byroade served simultaneously as Peiping Headquarters Group commanding general and Executive Headquarters director of operations, January 11- June 6, 1946, as did his successor, Brig. Gen. T.S. Timberman, June 6, 1946-October 12, 1947. Following abolition of HQ USF CT, April 30, 1946, Peiping Headquarters Group assigned to newly established Headquarters U.S. Army Forces in China (HQ USAF China), May 1, 1946. Effective July 1, 1946, by HQ USAF China message CFBX 0346, June 28, 1946, received as CM-IN 6332, June 29, 1946, HQ USAF China abolished, with Peiping Headquarters Group designated an independent command directly responsible to War Department. All Peiping Headquarters Group organizations except Peiping Depot abolished, effective April 8, 1947, by General Order 49, HQ Peiping Headquarters Group, April 3, 1947, with Peiping Depot reassigned to Army Advisory Group, Nanking.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 493): General correspondence, 1946-47. Message files, 1946-47. Records of the Historical Section, 1946-47, including a subject file, news bulletins, a history of Executive Headquarters, and diaries and histories of field teams. General records, 1946-47, of the Headquarters Detachment, Office of the Surgeon, Special Services Section, Transportation Section, and Peiping Depot.

Related Records (reallocated to RG 493): "Operations Report, the Executive Headquarters, Peiping China, 1946-47" (Section I: "U.S. Branch, Executive Headquarters"; Section II: "Peiping Headquarters Group"), 4 vols., submitted April 2, 1947; and "Report of Inactivation, Peiping Headquarters Group, 5 February 1947-8 April 1947," submitted April 5, 1947, in Operations and Plans Division decimal correspondence, 1946-48, decimal 091 China, case 112, in RG 319, Records of the Army Staff.

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338.5 Records of Commands in Pacific Theaters of Operations,
World War II
1922-47

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338.5.1 Records of the Hawaiian Department

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 494): Records of the Signal Office/Section, 1922-43. Correspondence, records of investigations, and construction reports of the Engineer Office, 1942-45.

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338.5.2 Records of the Military Government of Hawaii

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 494): Records, 1941-46, including executive correspondence, decimal correspondence, internee case files, internee property files, press releases, and correspondence concerning transport of civilians to Hawaii. Provost court case files, 1942-45. Indexes to case files of the Alien Registration Bureau, 1941-46. Reports of the Inspector General Section, 1942.

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338.5.3 Records of the Central Pacific Base Command

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 494): Weekly and monthly summary reports of the G-4 (Logistics) Section, 1944-45. General correspondence of the Signal Section, 1935-45. Reports and other records of the Engineer, Fiscal, Medical, Ordnance, Special Services, and Transportation Sections, 1935-47.

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338.5.4 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle Pacific
(MIDPAC)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 494): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, consisting of central correspondence, 1941-46; messages, 1939-43; and issuances, 1941-46, including Chief of Staff directives, 1942-44. Records relating to maneuvers and exercises, 1939-43. Records of general and special staff sections, 1941-47, including subject correspondence of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section; daily reports of the G-3 (Operations) Section; and construction reports of the Engineer Section.

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338.5.5 Records of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 496): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942-45, including central correspondence, incoming and outgoing messages, and issuances. Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-45, including reports and bulletins of the Counter Intelligence Section, 1944-45; and records of the Theater Censor, 1942-45, the General Purchasing Agent, 1942-45, and the Fiscal Director, 1945.

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338.5.6 Records of U.S. Army Forces in Australia

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 495): General and special orders and other issuances, 1941-42, including special orders of the Liaison Officer, 1942.

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338.5.7 Records of U.S. Army Services of Supply

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 495): Records of the Commanding General, 1943-45. General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942- 45, including central correspondence, messages, reports, issuances, and organization manuals. Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-46.

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338.5.8 Records of U.S. Army Forces, Western Pacific (AFWESPAC)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 495): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942-45, including central correspondence, issuances, planning files, and organization manuals. Records, 1941-46 (bulk 1942-46), of the following special staff sections: Chemical, Engineer, Information and Education, Medical, Ordnance, Philippine Army, Provost Marshal, Quartermaster, Signal, Special Services, and Transportation.

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338.5.9 Records of General Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area
(GHQ SWPA)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 496): Central correspondence maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942-46. Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-46. Drafts of General Douglas MacArthur's reports on the war in the Pacific, 1942-46.

Related Records: Additional records of GHQ SWPA Psych War reallocated to RG 496.

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338.5.10 Records of U.S. Army Forces, Pacific (AFPAC)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 496): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1944-46, including central correspondence, issuances, and incoming and outgoing messages. Records of general and special staff organizations, 1944-46, including correspondence of the G-3 (Operations) and G-4 (Logistics) Sections, 1944-46; records of the Civil Affairs Section, 1945, and the Engineer Section, 1945-46; and records of the Theater Censor, 1943-45. Correspondence and reports of the Pacific Warfare Board, 1944-45.

Maps (reallocated to RG 496): Published maps of Japan, acquired from local sources, 1945-46 (5 items).

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338.5.11 Records of U.S. Army Forces, South Pacific Base Command

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 494): Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-46. Records relating to units formed in accordance with standard tables of organization and equipment ("T/O&E Units"), 1942-45.

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338.6 Records of Commands in the Western Hemisphere, Post World
War II
1942-64

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338.6.1 Records of U.S. Army, Alaska

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 547): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, ca. 1947-56, including central correspondence, issuances, and incoming and outgoing messages. Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-50 (bulk 1947-50), including administrative records of the Quartermaster Section, 1942-50.

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338.6.2 Records of U.S. Army, Caribbean

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 548): Records of headquarters, including correspondence, ca. 1947-51; defense plans, 1947-51; mission summaries and command reports, 1960-62; operations planning files, 1959-63; orders, 1962-63; operating program progress reports, 1957-60; and military assistance planning files, 1949- 63. Records of the U.S. Army Caribbean School, Ft. Gulick, Canal Zone, 1946-64.

Maps (reallocated to RG 548): Published maps of American forts in the Panama Canal Zone, 1952-53 (11 items).

Related Records: Records of Caribbean Command in RG 349, Records of Joint Commands.

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338.7 Records of Commands in Europe, Post World War II
1933-64

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338.7.1 Records of European Command (EUCOM)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 549): Microfilm copy of decimal correspondence maintained by the Secretary of the General Staff, 1947-52 (19 rolls). Reports of operations, 1947. Records of general and special staff sections, 1942-52, including G-2 (Intelligence) Division interrogation reports on German and Italian prisoners of war and persons in the Soviet Union or Soviet-controlled countries, 1942-49.

Maps: Published road maps of countries in western Europe, intended for EUCOM headquarters use, 1946-59 (1946-52 maps reallocated to RG 549. 1953-59 maps reallocated to RG 531.)(18 items).

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338.7.2 Records of U.S. Army, Europe (USAEUR)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 549): Records of the War Crimes Branch of the Judge Advocate General Section, including general administrative records, 1942-57; records relating to pre-trial activities, 1944- 51, extradition, 1945-52, and medical experiments, 1933-47; war crimes case files ("Cases Tried"), 1945-59 (212 ft.); war crimes case files ("Cases Not Tried"), 1944-48 (195 ft.); Malmedy Case indexes to defendants and military companies, n.d.; German- created name lists, information cards, and indexes to inmates at Buchenwald and Zweiberge Concentration Camps, 1943-45; location and identity cards for witnesses, 1947-48; indexes to war crimes case files, n.d., and witnesses and defendants in war crimes cases, 1946-48; card lists of members of the German 1st SS Panzer Regiment, n.d., suspects and defendants in war crimes cases, n.d., and prisoners requesting clemency or parole, 1952-57; summary sheets on prisoners ("Identification of Prisoners Sheets"), 1945-48; records relating to War Criminal Prison No. 1, Landsberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1947-57; records relating to parolees ("Parolee Case Files"), 1945-58, and executed prisoners ("Executee Files"), 1946-51; and records relating to post-trial activities, 1945-57. Records of general and special staff sections, 1952-64. Records of Army Communications Zone, Europe, 1950-64.

Motion Pictures (51 reels) (reallocated to RG 549): Compiled by the War Crimes Branch, Judge Advocate General Section, ca. 1945-47, consisting mainly of concentration camp scenes (including scenes at the Hadamar and Buchenwald camps), and showing identification of victims, reburial of remains, liberation of camp internees, and visits by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also includes newsreels from the German series, Degeto Weltspiegel (Degeto World Mirror).

Sound Recordings (reallocated to RG 549): Compiled by the War Crimes Branch, Judge Advocate General Section, ca. 1944, consisting of eyewitness testimony (including that of Pvt. William F. Reem and T/5 Charles Appman) concerning specific incidents connected with the murder of American prisoners of war on May 30, June 8, and December 18, 1944 (4 items).

Glass Slides (reallocated to RG 549): Exhumed human skeletons, mass graves, and a castle, ca. 1946-48 (WC, 18 images).

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338.7.3 Records of U.S. Forces in Austria

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 260): Central decimal correspondence maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1946-47. Records of general and special staff sections, 1944-56, including reports, intelligence summaries, and investigative files of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section. Final report of the High Commissioner, 1950.

Map (reallocated to RG 260): Town plan of Gmunden, Austria, 1947 (1 item).

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338.7.4 Records of Vienna Area Command

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 260): Central correspondence, issuances, and other general records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1946- 48. Miscellaneous records, 1946-48.

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338.7.5 Records of Berlin Command/Brigade

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 549): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1946-48, including central decimal correspondence and reports of investigations. Records of boards, 1946-48.

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338.7.6 Records of Trieste United States Troops (TRUST)

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 331): General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1946-54, including correspondence, messages, and command reports. Correspondence of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section, 1951-52.

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338.8 Records of Commands in the Pacific, Post World War II
1944-72

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 550): Records of Army Ground Forces, Pacific, 1944-48, including central decimal correspondence and issuances maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1947. Records of U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), including central decimal correspondence maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1947-49; records of general and special staff sections, 1949-50; and history and command reporting files, 1950-72. Records of U.S. Army, Hawaii, including correspondence, 1957-63; organizational planning records, 1959-62; and military history files, 1959-63. General records of U.S. Army, Japan, 1957-63, including records relating to the Broadcast and Visual Activity, Pacific, 1957-61.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 554): Records of Far East Command, including records of general and special staff sections, 1946-52. Records of U.S. Army Forces, Far East (AFFE), including records of general and special staff sections, 1952-57. Records of Japan Logistical Command, 1949-52, consisting of correspondence, general and special staff section records, and command reports. Command reports, investigations, and other records of Yokohama Command, 1947-51. General and special staff section records of Marianas-Bonins Command, 1947-52. Records of Ryukyus Command (RYCOM), including central decimal files, 1946-53; a record set of issuances, 1952; organizational planning records, 1951-52; and reports of the Joint Facilities Board, 1947. Records of the Enemy Property Custodian, Philippines Command, 1944-49. Records of general and special staff sections of Philippines-Ryukyus Command, 1946-49. Records of U.S. Army Forces in Korea (USAFIK), 1945-49. Prisoner of war files of the Korean Communications Zone, 1950-55.

Maps (reallocated to RG 550): Published maps, compiled by USARPAC, showing locations of army, navy, and air force facilities on Oahu, HI, 1951-54 (2 items).

Posters (reallocated to RG 554): Produced by the Office of Troop Information and Education, AFFE, illustrating the troop information program, 1954-57 (EP, 151 items), and current events ("This Week's News"), 1954-56 (NP, 153 items).

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338.9 RECORDS OF ARMIES
1925-66

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338.9.1 Records of First Army

Textual Records: General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, including central correspondence, 1940-50; issuances, 1946-50; and records of the Civilian Personnel Division, 1946-50. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), 1944-48 (bulk 1944-45), including messages, 1944-45; operations reports, 1943-44; field orders and letters of instruction, 1944-45; daily journals, 1945; G-3 reports ("Periodic Reports"), 1945; air mission reports, 1945; report of observations of Fifth U.S. Army in Italy, 1944; situation reports, 1945; tabular schedules of U.S. troop movements from Great Britain to France ("Build-Up Priority Tables With Amendments"), 1944; and operations plans, 1943-45. Records of the Offices of the Assistant Chiefs of Staff, G-1 (Personnel), 1944-45; G-2 (Intelligence), 1943-45; G-4 (Logistics), 1944; and G-5 (Civil Affairs), 1944. Records of the Artillery Section, 1944-45; Chemical Section, 1936-47, including chemical warfare intelligence bulletins, 1945; Engineer Section, 1944-51, including records relating to the Siegfried Line, 1944-45; Finance Officer, 1940-42; Medical Section, 1946-50; Ordnance Section, 1944-45, including reports on the rental and occupancy of foreign property; Public Information Office, 1931-48; Quartermaster Section, 1944-50, including general correspondence, 1944-46; Signal Section, 1942-45; and Transportation Section, 1942-50. Maneuver Headquarters reports of maneuvers and command post exercises, 1936-41. Records of Special Troops, including general records of Headquarters Special Troops, 1946-48; general correspondence of 4th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1944-45; and general correspondence of 12th, 28th, 35th, and 39th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachments, 1945-46. Reports of military government detachments, 1944-45. First Army organizational records, 1948-68.

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338.9.2 Records of Second Army

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1940-46. General records of the following special staff sections: Inspector General, 1941- 46; Medical, 1944-46; and Quartermaster, 1941-46. Records of the Signal Section, consisting of general correspondence, 1945-46; and records relating to communications security, 1943-45. Records of the Medical Casual Detachment, 1943. Records of the Maneuver Director's Headquarters, 1943-44. Records of Special Troops, consisting of records of Headquarters Special Troops, 1946-47; and memorandums, issuances, and other records, 1942-46, of the following Headquarters and Headquarters Detachments: 2d, 3d, 5th, 7th-9th, 11th-13th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 21st-26th, 29th, 30th, and 33d. Second Army organizational records, 1945-65.

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338.9.3 Records of Third Army

Textual Records: General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, including central correspondence, 1932-47; and letters received, 1946. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence), consisting of general correspondence, 1944-47; and outgoing messages, 1946-47. Reports and outgoing messages of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), 1945-47. Periodic reports of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), 1944-46. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-5 (Civil Affairs), consisting of incoming and outgoing messages, 1944-45; reports of military government detachments in France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, 1944-45; and reports of operations of the Civil Affairs Section, 1945-46. Records of the Antiaircraft Artillery Section, consisting of general correspondence, 1942-46; and reports, 1944-45. Daily situation reports of the Engineer Section, 1944-45. Records of the Inspector General Section, consisting of reports of investigations, 1942-47; and correspondence relating to and reports of unit annual inspections, 1940-44. Special court-martial case files of the Judge Advocate General Section, 1943-46. Messages and memorandums of the Graves Registration Service, Quartermaster Section, relating to burials, 1944-45. Messages and reports of the Signal Section, 1944-47. Operations reports and related records of the Director's Headquarters, Third Army Maneuver Area, 1936-44. Records of Special Troops, consisting of general correspondence of Headquarters Special Troops, 1944-46; general orders of 3d Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1943; and records of 8th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1942-43. After- action reports of III Corps, February 1945. Third Army organizational records, 1951-66.

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338.9.4 Records of Fourth Army

Textual Records: Central correspondence maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1934-47. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations) relating to joint army-navy defense plans and exercises, 1925-35. General correspondence of the Provisional Administrative Detachment, 1943-45. Records of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachments, Special Troops, 1942-47. Records of consolidated Headquarters Fourth Army and Western Defense Command, including general correspondence, weekly activity reports, issuances, and orders, maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1940-46; situation reports, reports of Japanese balloon sightings, intelligence summaries, and other records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, (Intelligence), 1941-46; miscellaneous records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), 1942-45; daily journal of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), Northern California Sector, 1940-43; memorandums of the Ordnance Section, 1941-46; general correspondence, surface craft detection station status reports, diaries, journals, and logs of the Signal Section, 1941-46; and general correspondence of the Ninth Coast Artillery District, 1940-43. Fourth Army organizational records, 1944-64.

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338.9.5 Records of Fifth Army

Textual Records: Central correspondence maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1942-45. Correspondence maintained by the Secretary of the General Staff, 1944-45. Correspondence of the Chief of Staff, Western Task Force, 1942-43; and the Chief of Staff, 1943-45. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence), including records relating to the invasion of Spanish Morocco, 1943; numbered and miscellaneous reports, 1943-45; numbered weekly intelligence summaries, 1943- 45; and miscellaneous records, 1941-45. Court reports and appointment orders compiled by the Judge Advocate General Section, 1943-45. Records of the Inspector General Section, including case reports, 1943-45; investigations reports from subordinate units, 1943-45; and inspection reports and policy memorandums, 1943-45. Memorials and burial reports of the Graves Registration Service, Quartermaster Section, 1944-45. Correspondence and action reports of the Antiaircraft Artillery Section, 1944-45. Correspondence and reports of the Engineer Section, 1943-45. Reports of the Ordnance Section concerning bomb disposal activities, 1943-45; and weapons intelligence, 1944-45. Correspondence and reports of the Liaison Section in Morocco, 1942-43; and the Liaison Section in Italy, 1944-45. Histories of various units, 1942-45. Fifth Army organizational records, 1944- 64.

Photographic Prints: II Corps activities in northern Italy, 1944-45 (FA, 1,500 images).

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338.9.6 Records of Sixth Army

Textual Records: Correspondence and events journals of the Chief of Staff, 1943-45. General correspondence of the G-1 (Personnel) Section, 1944-45. Records of the G-2 (Intelligence) Section, including assessment reports and related records, 1944-45; and card files on the Japanese military establishment, 1943-45, containing unit histories, unit code names and numbers, home designations, information on units on Luzon during the Philippines campaign, and biographies of leading military figures. Records of the G-3 (Operations) Section, including general correspondence, 1943-46; and a journal of the Philippines campaign, 1944-45. Records of the G-4 (Logistics) Section, consisting of general correspondence, 1943-45; and a campaign journal, 1945. Sixth Army organizational records, 1946-66.

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338.9.7 Records of Seventh Army

Textual Records: Records of general and special staff sections, 1941-46, including orders and investigative records of the Inspector General Section, 1941-46; and decimal correspondence of the Chemical Warfare Section, 1942-46. Seventh Army organizational records, 1950-66.

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338.9.8 Records of Eighth Army

Textual Records: Central decimal correspondence, 1945-53. Records of general and special staff sections, 1944-53, including records of the Military History Section, 1948-53. Operations planning files, 1945-51. Eighth Army organizational records, 1953-63.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 554): Records relating to Sugamo Prison, including personnel files of prisoners and prison journals, 1945-52.

Maps: Published route maps of North and South Korea, 1951-52 (2 items). Railways in communist Far East, 1957 (1 item).

Maps (reallocated to RG 554): Map of United Nations airfields in South Korea, 1954 (1 item).

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338.9.9 Records of Ninth Army

Textual Records: Central decimal correspondence, and incoming and outgoing messages, maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1944-45. Records of general and special staff sections, 1944-45, including combat medical statistical reports and military police records.

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338.9.10 Records of Tenth Army

Textual Records: Incoming messages, 1945. Records of general and special staff sections, 1944-45.

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338.9.11 Records of Fifteenth Army

Textual Records: General records maintained by the Adjutant General Section, 1944-46, including central decimal correspondence, incoming and outgoing messages, and memorandums. Reports relating to prisoners of war, ca. 1944-46. Records of general and special staff sections, 1944-46.

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338.10 Records of Other Commands
1940-70

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338.10.1 Records of corps

Textual Records: Central correspondence, incoming and outgoing messages, issuances, records of general and special staff sections, and other records, of the following corps: I, 1941-45; I Armored, 1941-43; II, 1941-45, 1957-65; III, 1942-46, 1951-66; IV, 1940-45, 1958-67; V, 1940-45, 1949-66; VI, 1940-50, 1957-68; VII, 1941-45, 1953-66; VIII, 1940-45, 1958-62; IX, 1940-47; X, 1941-46, 1958-66; XI, 1942-46, 1958-65; XII, 1942-45, 1958-66; XIII, 1942-45, 1954-65; XIV, 1942-45, 1958-67; XV, 1942-46, 1951- 52, 1958-66; XVI, 1941-45, 1954-67; XVIII, 1942-45; XVIII Airborne, 1951-63; XIX, 1942-45, 1959-66; XX, 1942-46, 1956-66; XXI, 1941-45, 1957-63; XXII, 1941-45; XXIII, 1943-46; and XXIV, 1944-45.

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338.10.2 Records of subordinate commands

Textual Records: Unit histories and other records of divisions, brigades, groups, regiments, and miscellaneous army organizations, 1940-70.

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338.11 Records of Support Elements
1917-92 (bulk 1950-70)

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338.11.1 Records of activities

Textual Records (reallocated to various record groups): Records of the General Support Maintenance Activity, Loring Air Force Base, ME, 1965 (in Boston). Records of the U.S. Army Medical and Optical Maintenance Activity, St. Louis, MO, 1955-61 (in Kansas City). Records of the Rio Vista Marine Storage Activity, Rio Vista, CA, 1953-61 (in San Francisco). General orders of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Road Test Support Activity, Ottawa, IL, 1959 (in Chicago). General orders of the Ordnance Field Activity, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, 1961 (in Chicago). Unit histories and operating program progress reports of the Lordstown Storage Activity, Warren, OH, 1956-57 (in Chicago). Research and development case and report files, and log, of the General Equipment Test Activity, Fort Lee, VA, 1957-60, 1965 (in Philadelphia). Records (in Philadelphia) of the Curtis Bay, MD, Storage Activity, subdepot of Letterkenny Ordnance Depot, Chambersburg, PA, consisting of general orders, 1951-52, 1954-55; management improvement records, 1952-53; organizational planning records, 1951, 1955; daily journal ("Post Diary"), 1951-57; unit histories, 1917-55; and research and development technical files, 1947-56. Records (in Philadelphia) of the Delaware Storage Activity, Raritan Arsenal, NJ, consisting of general correspondence, 1955; general orders, 1951-52, 1954-55; organizational planning records, 1952, 1955; regulations, 1953; and management improvement records, 1952-53. Issuances of the Hughes Plant Activity, Culver City, CA, 1972-73 (in Los Angeles).

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338.11.2 Records of advisory groups

Textual Records: Records (in Boston) of U.S. Army Advisory Group, CT, 1957-60, 1962-63; ME, 1958-64; MA, 1957-64; NH, 1951-52, 1957-63; and RI, 1958-64. Issuances (in Chicago) of U.S. Army Advisory Group, IL, 1957-66, 1969; IN, 1957-64; MI, 1957-61; MN, 1957-65; and WI, 1957-60, 1965-66. Records, 1950-64 (in Fort Worth), of U.S. Army Advisory Groups, AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX. Subject files (in Kansas City) of U.S. Army Advisory Group, IA, 1957-63; KS, 1951-52; MO, 1959-63; and NE, 1958-61. General orders of U.S. Army Advisory Group, AZ, 1955-63 (in Los Angeles). General orders (in Philadelphia) of U.S. Army Advisory Group, DE, 1957-61; MD, 1958-62, 1964; PA, 1948-52, 1954, 1958-63; VA, 1957- 65; and WV, 1959.

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338.11.3 Records of agencies

Textual Records (pre-1962 records reallocated to various record groups, later records reallocated to RG 544): Records (in Los Angeles) of the Los Angeles Procurement Agency, Pasadena, CA, including installation historical records, 1946-69; records concerning investigations, 1959-69; organizational planning records, 1965-69; organization management files, 1966-69; and issuances, 1966-69. Records (in Atlanta) of the Atlanta (GA) District, Southern Region, U.S. Army Audit Agency, consisting of field command operating program records, 1965-66; and issuances, 1960-65. Operating budget records of the U.S. Army Procurement Agency, Chicago, IL, 1966-69 (in Chicago).

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338.11.4 Records of depots

Textual Records (pre-1962 records reallocated to various record groups, later records reallocated to RG 544): Historical records of the Decatur Signal Depot, Decatur, IL, compiled by the Public Information Office, 1948-61 (in Chicago). Records (in Chicago) of the Lordstown Ordnance Depot, Warren, OH, consisting of installation planning board files, 1946-47, 1951-56; and unit histories, 1956. Records (in Kansas City) of the Sioux Depot, Sidney, NE, consisting of general orders, 1952-62; facilities control records, 1951-57; manuals, 1952-62; newspapers, 1951-52; records concerning operating procedures, 1951-62; organizational planning records, 1952-62; and unit histories, 1954-59. Records (in Kansas City) of the St. Louis (MO) Medical Depot, consisting of conference records, 1952; facilities control records, 1952; installation historical files, 1955; and manuals, 1955. General orders of the 593d Engineer Depot, 1952 (in Kansas City). General correspondence, general orders, organizational planning records, and historical records, 1940-63 (in Seattle), of the Auburn (WA) General Depot; 445th Quartermaster Depot, Fort Lawton, WA; Mt. Rainier Ordnance Depot, Tacoma, WA; Seattle Quartermaster Depot, Seattle, WA; and Umatilla Depot, Hermiston, WA.

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338.11.5 Records of hospitals

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 112, in Los Angeles): Records of the Fort Huachuca, AZ, Fort MacArthur, CA, and Fort Irwin, CA, Army Hospitals, 1953- 63.

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338.11.6 Records of laboratories

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 544): Records of the Natick (MA) Laboratory, consisting of mutual weapons development data exchange agreements, 1959-69; management survey case files, 1958-67; technical report record files, 1947-72; historian's background materials, 1941-66; general orders, 1961-69; operating program progress report files, 1944-69; five-year programming files, 1964-68; regulatory publications, 1964-65; operating budget records, 1962-71; a history of the Quartermaster Research and Engineering Field Facility and Quartermaster Test Activity, Maynard, MA, 1960; activation records of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA, 1961-64; research and development project control files, 1952-65, and administrative records, 1956-65; and organizational planning records, 1958-66. Technical reports of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratories, Hanover, NH, 1968-70 (in Boston).

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338.11.7 Records of organizations concerned with prisoner of war and missing in action information

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 389): Subject files of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22d U.S. Army Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee Information Center, 1949-74. Records of the U.S. Army Office of Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Affairs, consisting of documents released by the Task Force 250 POW/MIA Documentation Project, 1991-92.

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338.11.8 Records of schools

Textual Records: Records of the Food Service School, Fort George G. Meade, MD, 1954 (reallocated to RG 92, in Philadelphia). Records of the Medical Service Veterinary School, Chicago, IL, 1957-63 (reallocated to RG 112, in Chicago); and the Fifth Army Area Food Service School, Fort Sheridan, IL, 1951-52 (in Chicago).

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338.11.9 Records of transportation zones

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 336): Records (in Philadelphia) of the First Transportation Zone, Pittsburgh, PA, consisting of general orders, 1952, 1954, 1956; organizational planning records, 1952, 1954-55; conference files, 1954-55; and unit histories, 1953-55. Central decimal correspondence of the Chief of Transportation, Third Transportation Zone, St. Louis-Kansas City, MO, 1952-56 (in Kansas City).

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338.11.10 Records of other support elements

Textual Records: Organizational history records of the Army and Engineer Board, U.S. Army Test and Experimentation Command (TEXCOM), 1940-90 (reallocated to RG 553). Security-classified records relating to the destruction of biological weapons at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR, 1970-73 (reallocated to RG 544, in Philadelphia). Issuances of the U.S. Army Electronics Support Command, Philadelphia, PA, 1966-68 (reallocated to RG 544, in Philadelphia). International Logistics Program requirements files of the International Logistics Directorate, Philadelphia, PA, 1967-68, 1970 (reallocated to RG 544, in Philadelphia). Correspondence and issuances of the Southwestern Traffic Region, Military Traffic and Terminal Service, 1962-65 (reallocated to RG 552, in Fort Worth).

Architectural Plans: Arlington Hall Station, Arlington VA, 1942-86, from the Intelligence and Security Command (1,820 items). Yongsan Military Reservation buildings, South Korea, 1952-53, from Headquarters Engineer Construction Group (56 items).

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338.12 Motion Pictures (General)
1940, 1956, 1975

Troop maneuvers, training, and other activity at Fort Bliss, TX, ca. 1940 (2 reels). Anniversary events, 601st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, 1956 (1 reel). Construction and operation of the Refugee Reception Center for Southeast Asian Refugees, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, 1975 (1 reel).

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388.13 Sound Recordings (General)
1943-45, 1956

Japanese prisoner of war interviews, 1943-45 (107 items). Interview with Commander, Battery D, 601st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, part of the Army Hour series, 1956 (1 item).

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338.14 Machine-Readable Records (General)
1968-70

Combat Operations Losses and Expenditures Data (COLED-V), 1968- 70, with supporting documentation (6 data sets).

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338.15 Still Pictures (General)
1986-93

Posters: U.S. Army recruiting posters, 1986-93 (RP, 50 images).


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