Re: 6960th Reinf. Depot Question
Ken - As a matter of fact, I was approved today to visit the Center's research room to view the microfilm from the request that I sent in last month.Depending on the mood of my contact there, he will sometimes retrieve microfilm for me once I get there that wasn't on my original request.
Got to be careful not to bug him ( if you know what I mean)though.
I have no problem with asking him for the 6960th, if you like.
Regarding your questions...Morning Reports were compiled every day at the Company level. In times of heavy combat, men that were KIA or MIA, in particular, may not appear on a report for a few days. A friend of mine from the 90th Div. was captured on July 12th, but his name didn't appear on a report for over 30 days. In fairness, the overwhelming number of reports ( thousands) I've read are VERY accurate.
As for the length of a report, many are one page. Units were not in combat every day. However, I just sent a report to a person yesterday who was captured ( MIA technically)along with 81 other men from his company. Another 20 or so were wounded, ten were KIA, and there were over 60 replacements that were assigned that were listed on the report. That DAILY report was 12 pages long. So they could vary greatly depending on what transpired. Reports will often say " No Change" as well.
Hope this helps. I apologize for the length of this report though!! HA
Glad to help if I did.