Guide to Federal Records

Records of U.S. Army Defense Commands (World War II)

(Record Group 499)

Overview of Records Locations

499.1 Records of Defense Commands

Textual Records: Records of Eastern Defense Command, 1940-45, including proceedings of harbor defense boards and Chesapeake Bay sector historical files. Records of Western Defense Command, 1940-46, including portions of the central decimal file, and a microfilm copy of records of Japanese relocation centers (620 rolls). Records of Central Defense Command, 1941-46, including records of Central Air Defense Region, Fort Bray, MI, 1942-44.

499.2 Records of Base Commands

Textual Records: Records of base commands in Bermuda, 1941-46, Iceland, 1941-47, and Newfoundland, 1941-46.

Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.

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