This list of references is ever growing. I am trying to get it up to date as I go along. If you have left your name off the list please contact me and I will update the list right away. The formatting is a mess. I am working on it.
Baker, Frank J. Veteran of Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN (Chaplain’s Assistant). Communicated through numerous letters and phone calls. He resides in Hendersonville, NC.
Beers, Clarence G. Veteran of 997th FA. Communicated through emails and phone calls.
Buckton, Henry. www.henrybuckton.co.uk. Researcher and filmmaker from Somerset
Crawford, Alfred. Son of the company clerk for A Co. 997th FA. Crawford was a great source of information on the 997th FA. He also maintains the unit history on www.crawfordenterprise.com/997/history/997history.htm.
Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Records Management Center, St. Louis, Mo.
Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca 1938-1946 (enlisted records). Retrieved 12/11/2006 from www.aad.archives.gov.
Englebeck, Marshal (MJ US Army). Son of Ranald Englebeck, Commanding Officer, (deceased) Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN. Assisted with information concerning Major Englebeck and the 54th.
Fleegle, Sheri. Daughter of Harry E. Boughner (deceased) of the 54th. Assisted in identifying Harry Boughner in photographs.
French, Brian. “Brians Military Jeeps of WWII.” www.Drive.To/WWII.
Heeley, Anne. Long-time volunteer at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/public/services/directory/service?rid=/guid/e056fae3-0437-2c10-4999-e5403d304e93
History – Hq and Hq Det. 54th Repl BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon. Received from National Archives.
File: REBN-54-0.2 History 25 May 43 – Sept 44.
File: REBN –54-0.1 History 1944-45 ???
File: REB-54-Co(U)-0.2 History- Co. U 5 May 28 – 28 Oct 44
History – 997th FA BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon. FABN-997-0.3 (6495) Master. Received from National Archives.
History – 997th FA BN. Department of the Army, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC. Departmental Records Branch, A.G.O., Historical Records Section, Room MB-920, Pentagon. FABN-997-0.1 (47725) Master. Received from National Archives.
“Honor Air Veterans” Hendersonville News. Retrieved 3/28/2007 from www.hendersonvillenews.com.
Jeep Markings. Retrieved from www.texaspowerwagon.com/vehicle_history.htn.
Mahoney, Wilbert. National Archives and Records Administration, Modern Military Records, Textual Archives Services Division, College Park, Md.
Massie, Michael and Vickie. Galva IL. Provided information concerning Wilbur Liehr (deceased).
Moore, Dee. Daughter of Joseph A. Moore. Moore a member of Co. A 997th FA. Moore resides with her father in St. Cloud, FL.
Nash, Susan. Archives Technician, National Records Center, Military Personnel Records, St. Louis, MO.
Orchard, David R. Librarian, Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, Glastonbury England.
Parsons, Roger. Edgarley Archivist, Glastonbury England. Provided details of the history of Edgarley Hall.
Perry, Christopher. Local Historian for Glastonbury area.
Provision of Enlisted Replacements – AGF Study No. 7. Retrieved 10/17/2006 from www.army.mil/chm/books/agf/agf007.
Red Bird Research LLC. Lori Miller. http://firstname.lastname@example.org Lori researches military records at NARA, St. Louis Missouri. Located and provided records for the 54th Replacement BN, Det 80 GFRC 12th Repl Depot, 388th and 796th MP.
Reinforcement System and Reinforcement Procedures in the European Theater of Operations. 1945. The General Board, United States Forces, European Theater. Original held by the Eisenhower Archives, Abilene Kansas, Box 1, Study 3. Retrieved online, unknown site.
Somerset County Council, interactive map showing historic locations. http://webapp1.somerset.gov.uk/her/map.asp?flash=true
Somerset Historic Environment Record. 2006. Locations used by the 54thReplacement BN. Retrieved 8/11/2006 from www.webappi.somerset.gov.uk
“Sutton in Review.” The Carry All. Camp Sutton, NC. Vol. 1, No. 32, Sept. 1944.
“Tables of Organization and Equipment” War Department, Washington, DC 1943-1946. Department of the Army, United States War College and Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA (Shaun J. Kirkpatrick, Archives Tech).
The Family of Robert Butcher assisted with locating and identifying Bob Butcher’s records, uniforms, photographs and other memoriabilia.
“Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register”. Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-1. Headquarters, Department of the Army, July 1961. pp 1-13,45,61, 114,216-217 http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/p672_1.pdf .
US ARMY, European Theater of Operations, Historical Division, Records 1941-46. Several references made to file numbers and pages. Found on www.fold3.com ,April 2012.
E,W, Walsh. Provided “Westward Ho” newsletter images from Pontotoc Victory. Feb. 2015.
White, Janice. Resident of Glastonbury and decendent of the owners of the Tap Inn during 1944. Details from phone calls and emails.