Dear readers and researchers,
After spending several years researching these codes, I bring some very exciting news. With the extreme help and assistance of Lois Montbertrand
, we have now been able to locate the original First US Army Build-Up Priority Table, which lists more than 2,000 of these Unit Serial Numbers and the associated units to which they relate. The List that we have found is List "A", and shows all units which were projected to land in Normandy between D+1 and D+14.
The information has been digitized, and the Serial Numbers are now available in book form from our website. The book, entitled "Unit Serial Numbers from the "First U.S. Army Build-Up Priority Tables, List A, D+1 through D+14" D-Day (Normandy) - Top Secret - BIGOT NEPTUNE" (ISBN: 978-1-4476-7681-2) is printed in full colour, includes contemporary photographs and photographs from the collection of the authors (illustrating the Unit Serial Numbers), and also provides a historical background to the research and numerical system. The book is 159 pages, measures 8.5" x 11", and the price £35.00 including shipping worldwide
. The Foreword has been prepared by Jon Gawne (author of Spearheading D-Day
). The Book contains more than 2,300 Unit Serial Numbers and the associated units.
There are numerous units listed, but here is an overview:
- 1st Infantry Division
- 2d Armored Division
- 2d Infantry Regiment
- 3d Armored Division
- 4th Infantry Division
- 9th Infantry Division
- 28th Infantry Division
- 29th Infantry Division
- 30th Infantry Division
- 45th Infantry Division
- 82d Airborne Division
- 90th Infantry Division
- 101st Airborne Division
- 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate)
- Non-Divisional Units
The book is now available to purchase through our online book shop found at the following address:http://med-dept.com/bookstore.php
We are so pleased to be able to finally release these to the research world, after they have been hidden away in the US National Archives!
Thank you, and best regards,
Ben Major (Author).
P.S. A French version is also available (at the same price). Please contact me for the more information.