I know Larry, my Aunt and Uncle lived in WP for years, although she now has an Orlando address. I was being facetious.Larry D. wrote:Thanks for the thoughts, Rich. Actually, Winter Springs is a 'burb of Mousetown, but that's just as far from D.C. as Sarasota so it's the same thing.
I wonder if I ever ran into you? I used to do my research work at Suitland FRC when I first worked for Trevor 1987-1991. Remember Vicky Washington? She is still a legend with some at Archives II.I used to spend 3 to 4 weeks each summer at NARA from 1979 to 1989 when all the records were either downtown at 8th and Pennsylvania or out at the Suitland Federal Records Center. I've only been to College Park once, and than was in October 2002.
Yeah, I keep on trying to convince my girlfriend that a really cool vacation would be her shopping in London while I do research...for some reason that never seems to fly. So I haven't been back since 2006. I did pull some great samples of stuff out of HW, but didn't have time for a full survey. Have you looked at the original Intelligence Histories that are in them (IIRC in HW 2)? Good consolidated information, but like all such the really neat details are missing in some cases. Also, ISTR that the ULTRA Sunsets were held in the old Archives building, I got to use some of them for the Ardennes Database around 1990 and could only view them in a secure cage even then (which was kind of cool), so I'm not sure what is available now in Archives II that may duplicate what is in Kew (there is more of that than you might realize - a lot of US operational records from the ETO are available in microfilm at Kew and vice versa at NARA).There should be a lot more ULTRA decrypts on the forces in Normandy in the BNA HW 5 material in London, including intercepts to and from III. Flakkorps and its units. Routine reports such as Batterie and Abteilung weapon types and strength would be included in these. Reports of this sort were not considered ungent or important enough to forward to the Allied commands in the field so they have never seen the light of day until very recently when HW 5 was finally opened to researchers.