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#1 Walt's Daughter

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

Thought this would be a useful topic, since so many people ask, "What does this stand for?"

http://www.all-acron...ag/world_war_ii

http://www.ibiblio.o...sary/index.html

http://yourarchives....s_Abbreviations

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:31 AM

Thank you M1, a very useful link.
I'm going out on a limb and wondering if Nancy's doc about her dad could mean:

Above 4 Enlisted Men (for) Detached Service (with the) Range Safety Officer ?????

This was a time of intense training for D-Day and range firing would have been carried out.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

EM from DS with RSO 359th Regt + dy

Okay there's the line. I had to see it again to remember it.

Could be?!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:28 PM

Colin found both these links regarding WWII army morning reports. Very helpful. Thanks for your resourcefulness!

http://www.87thinfan...014/000014.html

http://www.80thdivis...breviations.htm

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:43 PM

Here's another one too. Very similar but this one shows examples of several morning reports, all with references to "cs"

http://www.327engine...RportsIntro.htm

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:05 PM

I decided to send the question to several of my historian friends (Fort Leonard Wood, Army Corps of Engineers Office of History, etc.). Let's go right to the top! I'll let you know what I discover.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:20 PM

Here's one answer from Michael Brodhead:

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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Hi, Marion--

The best I can come up with, and it's only a guess, is "communications
section."



Received a letter from Dave too, and he is looking into it...
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Boy oh boy, would I like to just get a hold of morning reports ! they have to be filed SOMEWHERE??? RIGHT??? The only thing the military is good at loosing is our IDs and medical reports!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

Actually morning reports are easy to obtain and in fact, just sent for the one for my father dating May 24, 1944, the day he was injured during the breakout from Anzio.

All pertinent links are listed on our site in the RESEARCH section:

http://www.6thcorpsc...hp?showtopic=23
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

Got the answer regarding what "cs" stands for in morning reports. Many thanks to Professor Dave Ulbrich and Dr. Larry Roberts. armata_PDT_37.gif No we no longer have to go by hearsay.

QUOTE
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Marion,

Dr. Roberts tracked it down. He is amazing!

The abbreviation "cs" stands for "current series" and refers to the current
series of orders, pubs, regulations... What ever form was current at the
time, as opposed to an obsolete form or different/unique format. It is a
records management citation.

Dave


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:42 PM

so after clicking on th NARA Maryland site, then what do we click on to have a search for the unit?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

There are specific instructions on that page, explaining how you go about obtaining the morning report(s). I simply wrote a letter (one of the options).

SUBMITTING REQUESTS FOR MORNING REPORTS OR ROSTERS

Requests must be in writing and sent to the following address:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

You may use a Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, or, write a letter to the center.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

There are specific instructions on that page, explaining how you go about obtaining the morning report(s). I simply wrote a letter (one of the options). Morning reports are NOT online.

SUBMITTING REQUESTS FOR MORNING REPORTS OR ROSTERS

Requests must be in writing and sent to the following address:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

You may use a Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, or, write a letter to the center.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (Walt's Daughter @ Feb 17 2011, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are specific instructions on that page, explaining how you go about obtaining the morning report(s). I simply wrote a letter (one of the options). Morning reports are NOT online.

SUBMITTING REQUESTS FOR MORNING REPORTS OR ROSTERS

Requests must be in writing and sent to the following address:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

You may use a Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, or, write a letter to the center.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

So I send letter to Missouri, requesting morning reports from Maryland?

I'm having one of those days. Is that right?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:30 PM

No hun, Maryland doesn't have morning reports; only St Louis.

Maryland has unit record's histories. St Louis has personnel records and morning reports. Each has its own specialties.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:59 PM

Roger that.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

Here's a copy of the letter I sent, so you can get the gist.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

Letters in the post box.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:11 PM

Excellent, Caryl. Now both you and I play the waiting game. I hope we both come out ahead. You go girlfriend!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

Mercy, Land's sake NO, you're fine!

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