Military History/Quartermaster Corps

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Mr. Horrell, my wife's grandfather was in, as listed on his 53-55 discharge form, the 3782nd Quartermaster Truck Company during WWII. Section 32 lists Normandy only (no dates). I do know he was a POW shortly after.

I haven't been able to find any info in relation to Regiment, Division etc. Any information you are able to provide in these areas will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

Gerry Scaringi

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Good Day,
       Thank you for your question.  Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as "Mr. Horrell".  Good manners NEVER go out-of-style.
       In your question you typed "the 3782nd Quartermaster Truck Company".  The 3782nd QM Truck Company received no Campaign Credits for WW 2, but was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation, General Order #22; HQ, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia; awarded January 16, 1946.  In my OPINION, based upon what you have typed in your AllExperts question, your "wife's grandfather" was assigned [assigned] to the 3782nd QM Truck Company after he was released from being a POW (new status, R.A.M.P. = Returned Allied Military Personnel).  His assignment to the 3782nd would have been for the time he received medical care to recover from his ordeal as a POW.
       In your question you typed "Section 32 lists Normandy".  Box #32 lists the Normandy Campaign (June 6-July 24, 1944) as the Campaign your "wife's grandfather" participated in.  So, we do know he served in the ETO, but only in Great Britain & France.
       In your question you typed "I do know that he was a POW shortly after."  So, you are indicating your "wife's grandfather" was a POW "shortly after" July 24, 1944?
       In your question you typed "I haven't been able to find any info in relation to Regiment, Division, etc."  That is understandable, & it would be my pleasure to assist you further.  Would you be so kind as to photocopy all four pages of your "wife's grandfather" Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55) then send the photocopies to me via First Class USPS?  Please include your e-mail address for ease of my response.  It will be my pleasure to share with you all the FACTS I glean from the documents.
       Good Luck with your quest.
  
  Respectfully,
   Richard V. Horrell
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Richard V. Horrell

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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.

Experience

A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

Organizations
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Publications
Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

Education/Credentials
BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

Past/Present Clients
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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