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Greg Lackey
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posted 6/21/2020 1:29:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for Greg Lackey  Click here to email Greg Lackey  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where I can find the morning reports for the 23rd Tank Battalion month of March 1945?
Many thanks

Garandomatic
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posted 6/22/2020 9:20:23 AM    Click here to view the profile for Garandomatic  Click here to email Garandomatic  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I have only ever found After Action Reports available online. Not sure if the 12th has a copy of theirs or not. I do know that the morning reports exist in the national archives, and a researcher I often hire has searched through them for me to learn about a 191st Tank Battalion man in my collection. As I recall, it can run up to $300 because he basically has to go through every page and make copies whenever the fellow's name that you are looking for appears. If the 12th doesn't have a copy, Geoff at Golden Arrow Research is a pretty good guy and would take care of you as soon as things re fully opened back up.

Bob Scherer
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posted 6/24/2020 12:58:04 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Greg,

Josh is correct. The National Archives has plans to digitize Morning Reports, but the Covid situation has shut them down for 3 months so far, so it will be some time. If you were to hire a researcher, and Golden Arrow is awesome, it would cost you quite a bit, especially if you were trying to get a set of MR for the entire Bn. I had spoken with Geoff about the MR and I believe he was trying to get a complete set of 23rd MR as the 23rd Unit Rep to help other folks out. For the whole Bn you are probably talking 1,000 pages just for the oversees time. I would recommend waiting for digitization.
Bob