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Dear Mr. Sutton,

Please tell me what regiment and division of the US Army the
214th Signal Depot Company was a part of during WWII in New Guinea
and Luzon, Philippines.  

Richard Horrell had answered another letter saying what campaigns the 214th
was in.
Please send your answer to my e-mail as well as to this site to help others.
Thank you for your help.


A very interesting unit.  I have checked all the divisions that fought in New Guinea and in Luzon and none of them had the 214 Signals Depot as part of their command structure.  This was a very specialized unit that reported directly to high command thus by passing normal military channels so not part of any local division.  Basically they worked for General MacArthur directly as a non attached unit.  There is very little data on the 214 other than they had special training in the US.  They most likely were used to spy on Japanese radio; then interpret and analysis this information.
I wish I had more information but please check out the link.

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I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.


I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

I have a BA in history from USF.

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