WWII European Theater Army Unit Studies

If one or more of your relatives participated in Army campaigns in Europe during World War II, this collection of regimental reports in Fold3.com may prove of great interest!

You can locate this collection in the following manner:

World War II—Miscellaneous Reports—Numbered Regimental Unit Reports

Coat of arms of the 40th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Army.mil photo)
Coat of arms of the 40th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Army.mil photo)

You can also Search for a particular unit of interest. I did the following search for the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (case does not matter):

506 parachute

You may also find reports of interest with these more general Searches:

world war ii infantry battalion
world war ii infantry regiment
world war ii infantry division

If you locate a report on a military unit of interest, you will likely be very pleasantly surprised. The one I examined was approximately 100 pages long, with multiple maps to help tell the story.

Note: Since these are unit reports, it is unlikely that a particular enlisted man will be mentioned by name unless he performed one or more medal-worthy actions during that campaign.

Persons with a valid SLPL library card and PIN can use Fold3.com from home; you can also use it at Central Library or any of our branch libraries.

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