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Re: Seeking information on World War II army units

The units he seems to be referring to are the 3162th Ordnance Company, 612th Ordnance Base Armament Maintenance Battalion. There was a published history of the battalion from 1945 and it is still listed on Amazon or might be obtainable through inter-library loan. The library at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA has a very extensive collection of WWII unit histories; they may have it and they have an on-line digital finding aid. The Department of Defense does not maintain unit records from World War II except for some personnel files.

Re: Seeking information on World War II army units

The 612th Ordnance Battalion is properly the 612th Ordnance Base Maintenance Battalion (the OBAM in the note). A history was published in 1945 - "612th Ordnance Base Maintenance Battalion: A Brief History," Robert S. Houseman, editor, published by the Engineer Depot E-517, Le Mans, France. Abe Books has two copies for sale, albeit somewhat expensive. The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA has a copy. The web site "Back to Normandy" shows the location for the 612th during their time in England.

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