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7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Cult Icon » 05 Oct 2021 17:35

NARA Record Group 407 (Adjutant General)

Are these available online?

https://www.archives.gov/findingaid/stat/discovery/407

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Tom Peters » 06 Oct 2021 03:15

Not generally. RG407 is an enormous group of files on US units. What type of files are you looking for ?

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by tzt4 » 06 Oct 2021 03:20

See part of the RG 407 index digitized here:
http://wwiidigitalarchives.org/rg-407-u ... operations

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by tzt4 » 06 Oct 2021 03:23

The contents of RG 407 fills a very large warehouse ( NARA II at College Park). NARA has digitized a microscopic 0.356% and that has not budged during the 1.5 years of COVID closure and reduced ops.

Bits and pieces are at the Eisenhower library and many unit commemoration websites.
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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Cult Icon » 06 Oct 2021 12:50

Tom Peters wrote:
06 Oct 2021 03:15
Not generally. RG407 is an enormous group of files on US units. What type of files are you looking for ?

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I am looking for the combat interviews (published in these books), particularly in Dec 1944- Jan 1945

http://www.7tharmddiv.org/7adcid44.htm

http://www.7tharmddiv.org/7adci145.htm

Thank you tzt4 for the help!

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Mori » 06 Oct 2021 20:04

The guide to Combat Interviews is here: https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/mikro/lit188.pdf

The ones you are looking for are CI-287 and -288. I don't think they are online, but I haven't searched for some years. Obviously the owner of the website is trying to make profit out of it, so I wouldn't trust him/her.

Also check whether part of them were used in making this report:https://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital ... /362/rec/1

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Tom Peters » 07 Oct 2021 04:15

Mori beat me to it. Combat Interviews (CI) are still in RG407, but are separate from the 7th Arm. div records. According to an old pull slip, these are RG407, Stack 270, Row 62 (a bit fuzzy here), compartment 9, Shelf 3. Ask for ETO Combat Interviews, the first box is somewhere around 19060 or so.

I dont recall seeing any of these online. When I go to NARA I try to copy a few of these each time, so they are well known. Westmoreland or similar service can copy these easily, but since NARA is STILL not open, you cant get them for now.......

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Re: 7th Armored Division 110 interviews

Post by Cult Icon » 07 Oct 2021 13:28

Thanks a lot for the insights Mori and Tom, it looks like I'd have to look at the operational documents, which have some the interview snippets.

Unfortunately the packaged interviews look like they are done to make a profit (so few pages per book and any interested person would have to purchase 15! for the Dec 44-Jan 45).

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