Company B, 327th Engineer
Jan 1945 - to be added at a later date
Feb 1945 - to be added at a later date
Index of Names in the Morning Reports
|What are Morning Reports?
Morning Reports are created each morning, as the name implies. They are an "exception based" system, only containing information on those individuals who are not "Present and Accounted for". Among the reasons for being listed on a morning report are:
ಯmotion or demotion
⥩ng killed, wounded or missing in action
⥩ng assigned to a unit, or leaving a unit
篩ng to a hospital for treatment, or to another activity for training
Every day of World War II, whether in training or during the most explosive warfare, a 3 1/4" by 7" Morning Report was issued from each company to higher headquarters. They are still preserved at the National Archives in College Park, MD.
Morning Reports list the unit location, killed-and-wounded in action, brief wound descriptions, evacuations to hospitals as a result of combat or weather-related causes; the captured, as well as missing in action, plus new assignees (known as replacements); promotions and transfers to and from other units with their rank and other information. All this plus the soldierrmy Serial Number and
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) were packed into the report.
Note: This Company used both "SSN" (Service Specialty Number) and "MOS" in the morning reports.
Please note that when you see a soldier
"dropped fr rolls" due to evacuation to a hospital, he will
sometimes be found in a later report when he rejoined the unit.
Found in Morning Reports:
|"Wounds" usually meant that
they were caused by enemy action.
"Injuries" usually meant that they were caused by accidents, premature explosions of our own mortar shells, etc.
"DOW" and "DOI" meant that death occurred on a date later than the date of the wounds or injuries.
Outside Link - very extensive WWII MOS explanation list at 380th Bomb Group site