While researching my late father’s WWII service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and assisting other families, I have come across information about non-Signal Corps units that is hard to find or not readily accessible.
To assist other families, I am uploading that information to a new section of the Unofficial Archive of the Signal Corps in Northwest Europe in WWII.
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I responded to a request for help from Ursula Liphardt from Germany. Ursula was researching her husband’s late father, her father-in-law Vincent Scott. Vincent served in the 81st while on occupation duty in Germany.
Among the items Ursula wished to research was Scott’s unit history.
A history of the 81st was published in Erfurt, Germany in 1945.
Copies could not be found in German libraries or archives.
In the United States, copies were available from booksellers for about $100 or from a few libraries.
The Madison Public Library requested an interlibrary loan of the University of Illinois’s copy.
While we were waiting for it someone found and shared a PDF copy with Ursula.
I will suggest that the University of Illinois library (my alma mater) add this PDF to their digital collection to make it even more readily available.
My new Non-Signal Corp Units information section to is dedicated to my family history friend Ursula.