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551st Parachute Infantry Study

CONTENT: Center of Military History 1994-1995 review for the Secretary of the Army of the activities of the 551st Parachute Infantry in December 1944-January 1945 Ardennes-Alsace Campaign, together with copies of supporting reports, journals and Morning Reports obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration.

 

SIZE: 3 boxes

INVENTORY OF FILES:

 

   

Box 1

Narrative Draft (Actually, miscellaneous documents)

Document List

551st Parachute Infantry Organizational History File/Records Disposition

551st Parachute Infantry (Intelligence Summaries)

551st Parachute Infantry (History for December 1944)

551st Parachute Infantry (History for January 1945)

551st Parachute Infantry (Morning Reports)

551st Parachute Infantry (Casualties)

Extract, Left Corner of My Heart

"The Lost Battalion of the Ardennes"

Battle Honors

Casualties (Statistics)

Table of Organization

Orders

Daily Record (Various chronologies and summaries derived from Morning Reports)

Morning Report Extract, 28 January 1945 (551st Parachute Infantry)

XVIII Airborne Corps (Situation Reports)

XVIII Airborne Corps (G-2 Reports)

XVIII Airborne Corps (Casualties)

376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion (S-3 Reports; Histories)

460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion (History)

740th Tank Battalion (S-3 Reports)

Box 2

XVIII Airborne Corps (G-3 Reports)

82d Airborne Division (G-3 Journals)

325th Glider Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

504th Parachute Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

505th Parachute Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

508th Parachute Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

509th Parachute Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

517th Parachute Infantry (S-3 Reports; Histories)

30th Infantry Division (s-3 Report)

Box 3

82d Airborne Division Artillery (reports; maps; targeting data for fire missions)

Map and Overlays (acetate and xeroxed)

Statistical Tabulations of Daily Strength, 551st PIR

 

Staff Ride Collection

CONTENT: Supporting documentation (copies, not originals) assembled by Center of Military History personnel for use in Center-conducted formal staff rides. Divided into sub-collection for each battle or campaign. Individual file inventories are not prepared.

 

War of American Independence Maps (1775-1783)

- Assembled by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr.

SIZE: 1 file (box shared with Philadelphia; Valley Forge)

Philadelphia Campaign (1777)

- Assembled by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr.

SIZE: part of 1 box (shared with Maps; Valley Forge)

Valley Forge Encampment (1777-1778)

- Assembled by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr.

SIZE: part of 1 box (shared with Maps; Philadelphia)

Southern Campaign (1780-1781)

- Assembled by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr.

SIZE: 1 box

Yorktown Campaign (1781)

- Assembled by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr.

SIZE: 1 box

Battle of Kasserine Pass (1943)

- Assembled by LTC Roger Cirillo.

SIZE: 4 boxes

Italian Campaigns (1943-1945)

- Assembled by LTC Roger Cirillo.

SIZE: 2 boxes


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