Non-Signal Corp Units
to find information on non-Signal Corps units found while
researching Signal Corps units
Field Artillery: "History & Operations of the
Eighty First Field Artillery Battalion, 8 June 1940 to 7 May
1945. Three part PDF.
researching my later father's service in the WWII Signal Corps and
related Signal Corps units and working with other families, we
have come across information about non-Signal Corps units that is
not readily available elsewhere.
To assist families researching their relatives, I created this
site to share what we found. Sharing it
may allow other familes to skip the time consuming process
needed to find this information.
As with information about WWII Signal Corps, some information is
from sources which pre-date the internet and are not available on
the web. Some of the items on the internet are not easily
retrievable. Other have not been digitized in a searchable format.
Many WWII veterans shared little about their experiences.
Their descendents may gain insights into what their family member
experienced by studying the artifacts and stories of those who
served in similar units at similar times and places.
This site is dedicated to my family history friend Ursula Liphardt
of Germany. Her father-in-law, her husband Wolfgang's father, was
Vincent Scott of the 81st Field Artillery. She contacted me for
help in researching her father-in-law and understanding the WWII
American Army English of the documents she found.
The first artifact shared is the 81st Field Artillery's history.
It was printed in Erfurt, Germany where the unit was stationed on
By sharing it on my site, it is now available to the people of
Erfurt, and to the families of those who served in the 81st Field
Artillery.Families whose ancestors served in non-Signal Corps
units have also asked for help.