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Monthly reports submitted to higher headquarters by the 54th Replacement Battalion, while stationed in France.

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HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO 772

                                                                                                            31 December 1944

SUBJECT:   History

 

To:                Headquarters, GFRS, ETOUSA, APO 887, U.S. Army 

1.   Reference letter, FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

2.   History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.  Commanding Officer:

      1. JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

      2. RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

      3. HENRY A. KEIPE,  Major, Infantry, 20 September to present. 

        h.   Unit to which attached:

        12th Replacement Depot, APO 551, 28 August 1944 to 17 December 1944.  From 17 December 1944 to present: Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to headquarters, GFRC. 

        i.    Units which have been attached:

        (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

        (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

        (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

        (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

        (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

        (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

        (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

        j.    Station at activation:

        Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

    1. Movements since activation:

      1. 25 August 1943; Camp Sutton, North Carolina to Camp Butner, North Carolina.  Movement by truck convoy.  Twenty (20) officers, 117 enlisted men.

      2. 18-19 December 1943; Camp Butner, North Carolina to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey by rail. Nine (9) officers, twenty-six (26) enlisted men.

      3. 7 January – 19 January 1944;  Camp Kilmer New Jersey to Glastonbury, Somerset, England.  Rail and ferry from Camp Kilmer to dock; ship to Liverpool, England; rail to Frome, England; motor convoy to Glastonbury. Nine (9) officers, twenty-six (26) enlisted men.

      4. 8 August 1944; Glastonbury, Somerset, England to Tidworth Barracks, Hants, England (Tidworth Park Camp), by motor convoy; 14 officers (including attached) and 41 enlisted men (including attached).

      5. 17 August 1944; Tidworth Barracks, Hants (Tidworth Park Camp) to Tidworth Barracks, Wilts, by motor convoy; 13 officers (including attached) and 44 enlisted men (including attached).

      6. 6 December 1944 to 17 December 1944; Tidworth Barracks, Wilts, to 3 miles west of Septemes, France, T4228. (9 miles north of Marseilles, France).  Rail and motor convoy from Tidworth, Wilts, England to Southampton England; ship to LaHavre, France and rail to Fontainbleau, France. Truck convoy with 4 Officers and 23 EM debarked at Rouen, France and joined the Battalion at Fontainebleau.  Motor convoy from Fontainebleau, France to present location.

        At the present time the Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following types of troops: 

  1. Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

  2. Reinforcements arriving in this theater.

  3. Rotation and return of troops to the ZI.

     

                                                    SIGNATURE

                                                    HENRY A. KEIPE,

                                                    Major, Infantry

                                                    Commanding

     

 

SECRET

                                                                                       HEADQUARTERS

                                                                           54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

                                                                                      APO 772, US ARMY           

                                                                                                                        31 January 1945

SUBJECT:  History 

TO:      :   Commanding General, GFRC, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

  1. Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

  2. History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

    1. Commanding Officers:

      1. JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

      2. RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

      3. HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to present.

    2. Unit to which attached:

      None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

    3. Units which have been attached:

      (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

      (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

      (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

      (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

      (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

      (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

      (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

      (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

      (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

      (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

      (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present.

    4. Station at activation:

      Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

    5. Movements since activation:

      No change since last report. 

           At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following types of troops:

Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

Reinforcements arriving in this theater.

Rotation and return of troops to the ZI. 

SIGNATURE

HENRY A. KEIPE

Major, Infantry,

Commanding.

 

SECRET

                                                         HEADQUARTERS

                                             54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO 772, U.S. ARMY                                                                                                                                                                28 February 1945

SUBJECT:   History 

TO:         :   Commanding General, GFRC, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

      1. JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

      2. RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

      3. HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to present. 

  1. Unit to which attached: 

    None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

    i.   Units which have been attached:

    (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

    (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

    (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

    (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

    (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

    (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

    (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

    (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

    (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

    (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

    (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

    j.   Station at activation:

    Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

    k.   Movements since activation:

    No change since last report. 

         At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following types of troops:

    a. Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

    b. Reinforcements arriving in this theater.

    c. Rotation and return of troops to the ZI.

     

    SIGNATURE

    HENRY A. KEIPE

    Major, Infantry,

    Commanding.

     

     

    SECRET

    HEADQUARTERS

    54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

    APO #772

    1. 31 March 1945 

      TO:      :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

      1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

      2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

      g.   Commanding Officers:

      (1)    JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

      (2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

      (3)   HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

      (4)   GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8 March 1945 to present. 

      h.   Unit to which attached:

       None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

      i.   Units which have been attached:

      (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

      (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

      (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

      (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

      (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

      (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

      (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

      (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

      (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

      (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

      (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

      j.   Station at activation:

      Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

      k.   Movements since activation: 

      (1)   25 August 1943; Camp Sutton, North Carolina to Camp Butner, North Carolina.  Movement by truck convoy.  Twenty (20) officers, 117 enlisted men. 

      (2)   18-19 December 1943; Camp Butner, North Carolina to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey by rail. Nine (9) officers, twenty-six (26) enlisted men. 

      (3)   7 January – 19 January 1944;  Camp Kilmer New Jersey to Glastonbury, Somerset, England.  Rail and ferry from Camp Kilmer to dock; ship to Liverpool, England; rail to Frome, England; motor convoy to Glastonbury. Nine (9) officers, twenty-six (26) enlisted men. 

      (4)   8 August 1944; Glastonbury, Somerset, England to Tidworth Barracks, Hants, England (Tidworth Park Camp), by motor convoy; 14 officers (including attached) and 41 enlisted men (including attached). 

      (5)   17 August 1944; Tidworth Barracks, Hants (Tidworth Park Camp) to Tidworth Barracks, Wilts, by motor convoy; 13 officers (including attached) and 44 enlisted men (including attached). 

      (6)   6 December 1944 to 17 December 1944; Tidworth Barracks, Wilts, to 3 miles west of Septemes, France, T4228. (9 miles north of Marseilles, France).  Rail and motor convoy from Tidworth, Wilts, England  to Southampton England; ship to LaHavre, France and rail to Fontainbleau, France. Truck convoy with 4 Officers and 23 EM debarked at Rouen, France and joined the Battalion at Fontainebleau.  Motor convoy from Fontainebleau, France to present location.

      1. Septemes, 3 miles West, T4228, France to Calas, 2 ½ miles West, T40.2 – 32.5, France on 3 March 1945; Sixteen (16) officers (including attached) and 109 enlisted men (including attached).  Travel by motor convoy. 

        At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

          1. Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

          2. Reinforcements arriving in this Theater.

          3. Rotation and return of troops to the ZI.

             

             

            SIGNATURE

            GUSTAV. M. BACHARACH

            Lt. Colonel, Infantry,

            Commanding.                      

             

SECRET

HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO #772

314.7                                                                                                                                                      31 April 1945 

TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

(1)    JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

(2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

(3)   HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

(4)   GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8 March 1945 to present. 

h.   Unit to which attached: 

None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

i.   Units which have been attached:

(1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

(3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

(5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

(8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

(9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

(10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

(11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

j.   Station at activation:

Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

k.   Movements since activation:

                                                No change since last report. 

At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

a.   Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

b.   Reinforcements arriving in this Theater. 

SIGNATURE

GUSTAV. M. BACHARACH

Lt. Colonel, Infantry,

Commanding.

 

                       

SECRET

HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO #772

314.7                                                                                                                                                      31 May 1945 

TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

(1)    JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

(2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

(3)   HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

(4)   GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8 March 1945 to present. 

h.   Unit to which attached: 

None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

i.   Units which have been attached:

(1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

(3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

(5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

(8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

(9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

(10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

(11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

j.   Station at activation:

Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

k.   Movements since activation:

                                                No change since last report. 

At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

Casuals returning to their units from hospital

Reinforcements arriving in this Theater.

Age Limitation Troops returning to Zone of Interior.  

SIGNATURE

GUSTAV. M. BACHARACH

Lt. Colonel, Infantry,

Commanding.

 

                       

SECRET

HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO #772

314.7                                                                                                                                                      30 June 1945 

TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army. 

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944. 

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

(1)    JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

(2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

(3)   HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

(4)   GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8 March 1945 to present. 

h.   Unit to which attached: 

None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

i.   Units which have been attached:

(1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

(3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

(5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

(8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

(9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

(10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

(11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present. 

j.   Station at activation:

Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

k.   Movements since activation:

                                                No change since last report. 

At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

a.   Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

b.   Stockage Troops for Delta Base Staging Areas.

c.   Age Limitation Troops returning to Zone of Interior.

d.   Candidate Personnel returning to Zone of Interior.

 

SIGNATURE

GUSTAV. M. BACHARACH

Lt. Colonel, Infantry,

Commanding.

                       

 

SECRET

HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO #772

314.7                                                                                                                                                      31 July 1945

TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army.

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944.

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

(1)    JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

(2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

(3)   HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

(4)   GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8 March 1945 to present. 

h.   Unit to which attached: 

None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

i.   Units which have been attached:

(1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

(3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

(4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

(5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

(7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

(8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

(9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

(10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

(11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present.

(12) 188th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

(13) 189th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

(14) 190th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

(15) 354th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

(16) 355th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present. 

j.   Station at activation:

Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943. 

k.   Movements since activation:

                                                No change since last report. 

At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

a.   Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

b.   Stockage Troops for Delta Base Staging Areas.

c.   Age Limitation Troops returning to Zone of Interior.

d.   Candidate Personnel returning to Zone of Interior.

 

SIGNATURE

 LEROY S. YOUNG

Major, CAC

Acting CO

SECRET

HEADQUARTERS

54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

APO #772

314.7                                                                                                                                                      31 August 1945

TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army.

1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944.

2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion. 

g.   Commanding Officers:

(1)  JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

(2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

(3)  HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

      1. GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8                                       March 1945 to 15 July 1945.

      2.  LEROY S. YOUNG, Major, Coast Artillery Corps, 16 July                                     1945 to present. 

        h.   Unit to which attached: 

        None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC. 

        i.   Units which have been attached:

        (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

        (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to present

        (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

        (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

        (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

        (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

        (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present.

        (12) 188th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (13) 189th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (14) 190th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (15) 354th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (16) 355th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        j.   Station at activation:

        Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943.

        k.   Movements since activation:

                                                        No change since last report. 

        At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

        a.   Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

        b.   Stockage Troops for Delta Base Staging Areas.

        c.   Age Limitation Troops returning to Zone of Interior.

        d.   Candidate Personnel returning to Zone of Interior. 

        SIGNATURE

         LEROY S. YOUNG

        Major, CAC

        Commanding

                                       

        SECRET

        HEADQUARTERS

        54TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION

        APO #772

        314. 7                                                                                                                                                     1 October 1945

        TO:         :   Commanding General, Ground Force Reinforcement Command, ETOUSA, APO 887, US Army.

        1.   Reference Letter FFRS, ETOUSA, AG 314.7, subject: “History”, dated 10 March 1944.

        2.  History of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Replacement Battalion.

        g.   Commanding Officers:

        (1)  JOHN R. TINDALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 25 May 1943 to 7 April 1944.

        (2)   RANALD B. ENGELBECK, Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 7 April 1944 to 20 September 1944.

        (3)  HENRY A. KEIPE, Major, Infantry, 20 September 1944 to 7 March 1945.

      3. GUSTAV M. BACHARACH, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, 8                                       March 1945 to 15 July 1945.

      4.  LEROY S. YOUNG, Major, Coast Artillery Corps, 16 July                                     1945 to present.

        h.   Unit to which attached:

        None. Operating as separate Battalion and assigned to Headquarters, GFRC.

        i.   Units which have been attached:

        (1) 209th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (2) 210th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to present

        (3) 211th Replacement Company,  1 November 1943 to 6 April 1944

        (4) 325th Replacement Company,  18 August 1944 to 23 Sep 1945.

        (5) 333rd Replacement Company,  9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (6) 334th Replacement Company, 9 August 1944 to 18 August 1944

        (7) 335th Replacement Company, 28 March 1944 to 6 April 1944

        (8) Provisional Company “R”, 18 August 1944 to 8 September 1944.

        (9) Provisional Company “U”, 8 September 1944 to 30 October 1944.

        (10) 523rd Replacement Company,  4 December 1944 to present.

        (11) 526th Replacement Company, 27 October 1944 to present.

        (12) 188th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (13) 189th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (14) 190th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (15) 354th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        (16) 355th Replacement Company, 6 July 1945 to present.

        j.   Station at activation:

        Camp Sutton, North Carolina, 25 May 1943.

        k.   Movements since activation:

                                                        No change since last report.

        At the present time this Battalion is functioning as a separate Replacement Battalion processing the following type of troops:

        a.   Casuals returning to their units from hospitals.

        b.   Stockage Troops for Delta Base Staging Areas.

        c.   Age Limitation Troops returning to Zone of Interior.

        d.   Candidate Personnel returning to Zone of Interior.

                       This battalion inactivated the 325th Replacement Company on 23 September 1945 as per General Order #36, (as amended by General Order #38, Hq, GFRC, dated 17 September 1945 and 20 September 1945 respectively), and the 354th Replacement Company, 355th Replacement Company on 30 September 1945 as per General Order #41, Hq, GFRC, dated 26 September 1945.

         

        SIGNATURE

         LEROY S. YOUNG

        Major, CAC