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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 in the area

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.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To compile a FACT-BASED list of troop ship voyages that US Military Personel were passengers onboard, 1940-47.

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Recent Answers from Richard V. Horrell

2017-01-21 Finding Military information about my Father....:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "1126th MP Co, Avn."  The 1126th MP Company, Aviation, participated in the following Campaigns while serving in the PTO (Pacific Theater

2017-01-13 WW 2 Train Accident, May 6-7, 1945, in Austria:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "follow up left 12/oct/44.......99% sure he went over on her."  Then the following may be of interest to you:    Departure Date:   October

2017-01-13 WW 2 Train Accident, May 6-7, 1945, in Austria:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "evacuated by 305th medical clearing station."  Are you referring to the 305th Medical Battalion, an Organic Element of the 80th Infantry

2017-01-09 SS NYU Victory:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "I have copies from NARA for 4 or 5 troop crossings."  I have the FACTS as per two of the voyages of the SS NYU Victory.  The voyages are:

2017-01-09 SS NYU Victory:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "Are you still interested in the NYU Victory"?  Yes, I certainly am.  Please feel free to photocopy all Primary Source Documents you have

 

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