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References for research on the 54th Replacement Battalion.

The following references have been gathered over the past 10 years and are woefully incomplete and dreadfully formatted.

 

 Baker, Reverend Frank J.  Veteran of Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN (Chaplain’s Assistant). 
 Baulard, Phillippe. Found the “Scampy” ID tag in France and
 
Beers, Clarence G. Veteran of 997th FA. Communicated through emails and phone calls.
Buckton, Henry.   Author and filmmaker, Somerset County, England.  www.henrybuckton.co.ok.

 Camp Kilmer, excerpt from Camp Kilmer Information Office Fact Sheet 1958.  Found 8/21/06. www.scc.rutgers.edu/njh/WW2/ww2women/kilmer.htm

 Clay, Jack. NC resident that researched Camp Sutton and Butner.  Contacted 2006.

Crawford, Alfred.  Son of  the company clerk for A Co. 997th FA. Crawford was a great source of information on the 997th FA. He also maintains the unit history on www.crawfordenterprise.com/997/history/997history.htm

The Dixon Evening Telegraph, excerpt found at geneologytrails.com, Lee County Geneology Illinois Gossip Columns, 7 March 1946.  Found on 7/19/2007.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Records Management Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca 1938-1946 (enlisted records). Retrieved 12/11/2006 from www.aad.archives.gov.

Englebeck, Marshal, George? (MJ US Army). Son of Ranald Englebeck, Commanding Officer, (deceased) Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN. Assisted with information concerning Major Englebeck and the 54th.

Eisenhower Archives, The General Board, United States Forces, European Theater, Reinforcement system and reinforcement procedures in the European  Theater of Operations. US Army, 1945. Eisenhower Archives, Eisenhower Library, Abilene TX. Box 1, Study 3.  Retrieved from http://cgsc.army.mil/carl/eto/eto-003.pdf,

Fleegle, Sheri. Daughter of Harry E. Boughner (deceased) of the 54th. Assisted in identifying Harry Boughner in photographs.

French, Brian. “Brians Military Jeeps of WWII.” www.Drive.To/WWII.

“GI’s in Fideford”, www.bidefordheritage.co.uk, found 5/18/18.

Fold 3.com. Ground Forces Reinforcement Command. Chapter 3 &4, Admin NR. 571D.  Administrative History Collection, Historical Section, ETOUSA, multiple pages.  

History – Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon.  Received from National Archives.
  File:  REBN-54-0.2 History 25 May 43 – Sept 44.
  File: REBN –54-0.1 History  1944-45  ???
  File: REB-54-Co(U)-0.2 History- Co. U 5 May 28 – 28 Oct 44

History – 997th FA BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon. FABN-997-0.3 (6495) Master. Received from National Archives.

History – 997th FA BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon. FABN-997-0.1 (47725) Master. Received from National Archives.
 
“Honor Air Veterans” Hendersonville News. Retrieved 3/28/2007 from www.hendersonvillenews.com.

Jeep Markings. Retrieved from www.texaspowerwagon.com/vehicle_history.htn.

Mahoney, Wilbert. National Archives and Records Administration, Modern Military Records, Textual Archives Services Division, College Park, Md.

McLain, William O. WWII officer, 210th Repl. Co., 54th Repl BN. wilain@aol.com

Moore, Dee. Daughter of Joseph A. Moore. Moore a member of Co. A 997th FA. Moore resides with her father in St. Cloud, FL.

Nash, Susan. Archives Technician, National Records Center, Military Personnel Records, St. Louis, MO.


Orchard, David R. Librarian, Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, Glastonbury England.
Parsons, Roger.  Archivist, Edgarley Hall, Millfield Preparatory School, Glastonbury England.

Meritorious Unit Citation image. Pentagon, Office of Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.  www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Awards/MERITOTIOUS%UNIT%20COMMENDATION1.html.

Perry, Christopher, Glastonbury area historian. Chrisagp203@yahoo.co.uk.

Provision of Enlisted Replacements – AGF Study No. 7. Retrieved 10/17/2006 from www.army.mil/chm/books/agf/agf007.

Red Bird Research LLC., Lori Miller. www.redbirdresearch@gmail.com. Researcher of military records at NARA, St. Louis MO.

Reinforcement System and Reinforcement Procedures in the European Theater of Operations. 1945. The General Board, United States Forces, European Theater. Original held by the Eisenhower Archives, Abilene Kansas, Box 1, Study 3. Retrieved online, unknown site.

Colley,David P. Road to Victory: The Untold Story of World War II’s Red Ball Express. Grand Central Publishing, ISBN 0446667684.

Somerset Historic Environment Record. 2006. Locations used by the 54th Replacement BN. Retrieved 8/11/2006 from www.webappi.somerset.gov.uk

“Sutton in Review.” The Carry All. Camp Sutton, NC. Vol. 1, No. 32, Sept. 1944.

“Tables of Organization and Equipment” War Department, Washington, DC 1943-1946.  Department of the Army, United States War College and Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA (Shaun J. Kirkpatrick, Archives Tech).

Tindall, John R. Jr., Major General, US Army.  Son of John Tindal, Commanding Officer, 54th Replacement BN.

The Family of Robert Butcher assisted with locating and identifying Bob Butcher’s records, uniforms, photographs and other memoriabilia.


US Army Installations in the United Kingdom, World War II”, 
http://freepages.geneology.rootsweb.com/~herz/trace/eng_g.htm.  Found 8/11/2006.

 White, Janice Emily. Glastonbury England resident. Assisted with local information.