I was wondering if you could help me. I recently received a copy of my grandfather's Certificate of Service (Capt. Manuel Green). It states he served as a doctor with the 127th Evac. Hospital between 4/23/43 and 1/14/46 (in Europe between 3/26/44 and 9/5/45). I did a search on the Internet and found a reference to the 127th in the history presented by Gen. Felix Sparks (below).
I was wondering if you either knew any more information about my grandfather's unit, particularly what larger units (battalion, regiment, division, army, etc) it was attached to or if you could provide me with some suggestions as to where I can call, write or look up to find out myself.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
At this point, I should point out that Seventh Army Headquarters took over the actual camp administration on the day following the liberation.
The camp occupation by combat troops after that time was solely for security purposes. On the morning of April 30, several trucks arrived from Seventh Army carrying food and medical supplies. The following day, the 116th and 127th Evacuation Hospitals arrived and took over the care and feeding of the prisoners.