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Good evening,
I found a piece of leather about the size of a table place mat. It has 495 M.P. Escort Guard carved into it and a few Japanese cities also carved into it. I was hoping you might be able to tell me a little bit about the 495th escort guard. There is a name of a person on it also. I'll be happy to send a picture of it if you would like one. Any info. you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear Mike,
        The following information is given below:

*Unit Operational Records, 1917-1975
Archives II Textual Reference Branch
National Archives And Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland   20740

archives2reference@nara.gov

http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/


*The 495th Military Police Escort Guard Company served on the Italian Front, where it participated in the campaigns of Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, and Rome-Arno, and later transferred to Southern France where it took part in that campaign. The company entered Germany for occupation duty on 4 May 1945 and was inactivated there on 4 July 1945.


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