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Company B, 327th Engineer Combat Battalion
 Morning Reports

Nov 1944

Dec 1944

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

Abbreviations Often Found in 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.

Abbreviations Often Found in Morning Reports:
APO - Army Post Office
aptd - appointed
ar - arrest
asgd or assgd - assigned
asgmt - assignment
atchd - attached
BC - Battle Casualty
Bn - battalion
cs - ??? (many examples here)
DP - disbursement point
det - detached
disch - discharged
D/D - dishonorable discharge
DOI - Died of Injuries
DOW - Died of Wounds
DS - detached service
dy - duty
EM - enlisted men (both draftees and enlistees were designated as enlisted men)
FOD - Finding of Death
Fr - from
hosp - hospital
IIA - Injured in action
jd - joined
LD - Line of Duty
LIA - Lightly Injured in Action
Lv - leave
LWA - Lightly Wounded in Action (not believed life-threatening)
MCO - Main Civilian Occupation (as categorized by U.S. Army)
MIA - Missing in Action
MOS - Military Occupational Specialty (This is same as SSN)
NBC - Non-battle Casualty
nco - non-commissioned officer
NLD - not in the line of duty
no - number
opns - operations
PAR - paragraph
Pers - personnel
Plat or Plt - platoon
qrs - quarters
reld - relieved
Repl - replacement
reptd - reported
rd - reduced
RTD - Returned to Duty
SIA - Seriously Injured in Action
sk - sick
SSN - Service Specialty Number (This is same as MOS. Does NOT mean Social Security Number.)
SWA - Seriously Wounded in Action (believed life-threatening)
td - temporary duty
trfd - transferred
unasgd - unassigned
Vic or vic - vicinity
W - wound
WIA - Wounded in Action

"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
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