Inventory to the Robert D. Burhans Papers, 1942-1945

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Inventory to the Robert D. Burhans Papers, 1942-1945

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert D. Burhans Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
Collection number: XX096
Creator: Burhans, Robert D.
Collection Size: 31 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 11 envelopes (16.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Materials relating to activities of the First Special Service Force ("Devil's Brigade") and the 474th Infantry Regiment during World War II including correspondence, field orders, directives, reports, regulations, handbooks, maps, and photographs. Used as research material for the book by R. D. Burhans, The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944 (Washington, D.C., 1947).
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert D. Burhans Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel, United States Army; member, First Special Service Force, during World War II.

Scope and Content of Collection

Materials relating to activities of the First Special Service Force ("Devil's Brigade") and the 474th Infantry Regiment during World War II including correspondence, field orders, directives, reports, regulations, handbooks, maps, and photographs. Used as research material for the book by R. D. Burhans, The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944 (Washington, D.C., 1947).

Access Points

First Special Service Force.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 474th.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
Canada.
United States--Armed Forces.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Handbook for military government in Germany

Box: 1

Miscellaneous notebook

Box: 1

German town plans,

Physical Description: (2 pamphlets)
Box: 1

The Libyan campaign, 1942

Physical Description: (1 pamphlet)
Box: 1

Training, 1942-1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 1

Report of operations, Attu,

Physical Description: (1 pamphlet)
Box: 1

Correspondence, casualties, and condolences, 1945

Physical Description: (2 folders, miscellaneous items)
Box: 1

Civil administration and claims, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 1

Anzio Beachhead executive file 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 1

Secret telegrams, Amchitka '43, also journal of orders, incidents, etc...

Physical Description: (1 folder, miscellaneous items)
Box: 1

Historical file (general),

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 2

Kiska,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 2

Little Kiska,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 2

Little Kiska, S-2 reports,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 2

Field Orders, First Special Service Force (FSSF) Part I Apr 1943-Apr 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 2

Field Order #1, Landing Force 16.8 secret security 1 August 1943

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 2

Equipment, 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 3

Booklet prescribing clothing, equipment and ammunition, FFSF, 1943

Box: 3

II Corps, Dec 1943-Jan 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 3

3rd Infantry Division, Mar 1944-June 1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 3

Operational File, 7th Army, July-Sept 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 3

VI Corps field orders, Jan-May 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 4

Operation Bruno, FSSF, July-Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 4

S.L.O.E. for FSSF, Sept 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 4

Table of equipment, Oct 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 4

Difensa, 1-9 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 4

Field Order no. 5, FSSF Kiska, 8 Aug 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 4

Kiska, Aug 1943

Physical Description: (1 notebook)
Box: 4

Casualty reports, 1945

Physical Description: (1 notebook)
Box: 4

Field Order no. 1, Landing Force 168, 1 Aug 1943

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 4

Order of Battle, May 1944-Dec 1944

Box:

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 5

FSSF, Jumpmaster,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 5

FSSF, Organization Chart,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 5

FSSF, Organization Chart,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 5

Operation Buffalo, May 1944

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 5

Equipment, 24's, Aug -Sept 1943

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 5

Fifth Army G-2 Reports, 17 Feb-15 Mar 1944

Physical Description: (6 folders)
Box: 6

Kiska, Signal communications,

Physical Description: (3 folders with many pamphlets)
Box: 6

FSSF Historical Report, Feb-Dec 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 6

Fifth Army - G-2 Daily Reports, 16 Mar -1 May 1944

Physical Description: (8 folders)
Box: 7

History FSSF.

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 7

Awards, requests for officers, movement orders, 1942-1943

Box: 7

FSSF - Special list of clothing and equipment S.24, 1943

Physical Description: (1 item. 42 p.)
Box: 7

Operation plan no. 4-43 Task Force 16 Adak, Alaska.

Physical Description: (1 item of many parts.)
Box: 7

Miscellaneous lessons learned, Mar-Apr 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 7

Organization Table of Organization and Equipment, Feb-May 1945

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 7

History file, 1943-1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 7

Secret Correspondence, Force, July 1942-April 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

FSSF S-2 reports, Feb 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 8

II Corps G-2 reports, June 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 8

S-3 Journal Radicosa,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

France, map

Box: 8

Captured enemy field order, South France, 27 Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

Kiska - field orders other units, Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

FSSF Kiska Field Order 5, 8 Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

FSSF Kiska Field Order 5, Landing Force 16.8, 8 Aug 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 8

MIS, BR, MA Studies,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

B. N. Hochcorn, 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

Intelligence summaries, 1943-1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

At Mines (German data from Egypt), 1942-43

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

FSSF History (for possible use in history).

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

Agent Reports, 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

Colonial file.

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 8

Civil affairs South France, Aug-Dec 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 9

Operations file, 1943-1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 9

Regimental Movement Plan, 1945

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 9

FSSF S-2 Reports. Jan, Mar-Jun, 1944

Physical Description: (7 folders)
Box: 9

Directive, 16589

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 10

TUSA, Letters, memos, circulars, bulletins, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 10

Third U.S. Army Administrative order #2 and changes 1 to 10, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 10

TUSA, G-2 reports, 1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 10

TUSA, G-3 reports, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 10

Reorganization A.R. Force Table of Organization and Equipment,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 10

Osforce (Apostle) operations plan,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 11

S-3 journal Anzioca, 30 Jan 1944 to 22 May 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 11

Passenger List,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 11

Guerrilla Mission,

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 11

Discipline,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 11

Nightlight,

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 11

Plans and training, intelligence,

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 12

S-3 Periodic reports, circa 22 Dec 1943 to 10 May 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 12

Operation Grasshopper and Turtle,

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 12

S-3 Journal Romeca, 22 May 1944 to 8 June 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 12

Task Force Whitney,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 12

Training file #1,

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 12

German people's army, Guerrilla warfare,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 12

Table of Organization and Equipment, Infantry regiment,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 12

Infantry regiment, Table of Organization,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 13

Equipment,

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 13

VI Corp G-2 reports, May 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 13

Western naval task force, 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 13

FSSF field orders, Part II, 1944

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 13

S-3 Journal Digensa, 1-10 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

S-2 Operation Buffalo,

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 14

S-2 Operation Turtle,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

S-2 Operation Grasshopper,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

S-2 Correspondence, 1943-1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 14

S-3 Journal Kiska, 13-24 Aug 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

FSSF G O #8, 9, documentary evidence, GO #10 evidence,

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 14

Organization Charts FSSF,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

Journal, Second operation, 21 Dec 1943-19 Jan 1944

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 14

FSSF Original Table of Organization and Equipment,

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 14

German Forces, Group of photostats

Box: 14

Bulletin of judge advocate general of the Army, Nov 1944

Physical Description: (1 document)
Box: 14

Gazetteer of Western Germany,

Physical Description: (1 booklet)
Box: 14

SHAEF Weekly Intelligence summary, Apr 1945

Physical Description: (1 booklet)
Box: 14

Regimental Administration,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 14

Equipment Losses, Italy, Oct -Dec 1943

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 14

FSSF tentative tables of organization, Combat echelon, N19, 1942.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box: 14

Head Quarters, Allied Land Forces, Norway, telephone directory

Box: 15

S-3 periodic reports, 24 May to 28 Nov 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 15

Award recommendations,

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 15

The German People's Army,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 15

German People's Army with secret addenda,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 15

Fifth Army History, II, 115 p., III 135 p., undated

Box: 16

S-3 Field Orders no. 1 to no. 28

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 16

II Corps Daily G-2 Reports, Dec 1943-Feb 1944

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 16

Maps/Report of Operations,

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 17

Message Books. M-210 Signal Corps U.S. Army,

Physical Description: (4 books)
Box: 17

Operation Grasshopper, 16193

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 17

Miscellanea,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 17

FSSF S-2 Reports, Nov-Dec 1943; Aug-Nov 1944

Physical Description: (7 folders)
Box: 17

Fifth Army, G-2 reports, 19 Nov -18 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 18

S-3 Journal, Southern France, 8 Aug -30 Sept 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 18

FSSF II corps G-2 reports, 19 Nov -19 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (2 envelope)
Box: 18

Rough draft history

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 19

Force History, narrative notes,

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 19

Receipts for documents,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 19

Patrol Reports, Feb -Oct 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 19

British and Canadian correspondence, 9 June 1943-28 June 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 19

Table of organization History, 1942-1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 19

Manuscript draft letters,

Physical Description: (1 tablet)
Box: 19

Gazetteers of France, Belgium, 1944

Physical Description: (1 book)
Box: 19

Awards, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 19

Surgeons' reports, action at Mt. La Difensa Italy, 3-9 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

Radicosa, Mt. Majo, Operation reports, 1943-1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 20

3rd Regt. report,

Physical Description: (1 envelope)
Box: 20

Regimental patrol reports, May 1944 Italy

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

Operation X, Italy, 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

FSSF II corps G-2 reports, 1-14 Jan 1944

Physical Description: (2 envelope)
Box: 20

FSSF S-3 Journal. Special orders, 1943-1945

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 20

Map, France Southern coast

Box: 20

Cluster parachutes handbook, 1943

Box: 20

Operations, 21 Dec 1943 - 18 Jan 1944

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 20

Becket Mission to Rome, May 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

Southern France, Prince Henry Loading Plan, Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

7th Army miscellaneous, June-Aug 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 20

Engraver's plates, war scenes

Box: 20

Movement Orders Secret Travel Orders, U.S. to Italy, 1942-1943

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 20

Raid on Dieppe, 19 Aug 1942

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 21

Mount La Difensa Operation, circa 2-9 Dec 1943

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 21

Field order #1, Operation Anvil, July 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 21

Awards, 1944-1945

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 21

Secret Security Field Order #1.,Landing Force 16.8, 1 Aug 1943

Physical Description: (2 folder)
Box: 22

S-3 Journal, Southern France, circa 1 Oct-28 Nov 1944, 31 Dec 1944

Physical Description: (4 folder)
Box: 22

Anzio, Rome Field Operations Periodic Reports, May 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 22

Raid reports, Anzio.

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 22

Kiska Operation, Field Orders

Box: 22

D-Day on Levant, Battle Summary

Box: 22

Intelligence Summaries of Enemy Operations, Central Europe and Norway, April-June 1945

Box: 22

FSSF Organizational Chart and Personnel Orders and Regulations

Box: 22

Printed matter: U.S. Army Handbooks, Pamphlets, News Clippings

Box: 22

Correspondence relating to publication of book

Box: 22

Insignia patches

Box: 23

Action on Attu,

Physical Description: (1 item 102 p. +)
Box: 23

Maps relating to FSSF Operations

Physical Description: (6 folders)
Box: 24-25

Negatives (3x5) and Contact Prints in labelled negative jackets relating to the activities of the FSSF

Box: 24-25

Negatives (35mm), 12 rolls

Box: 24-25

Safety Film

Box: 26

Intelligence Reports Circulation 1st Special Service Force

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 26

Gazetteer of Western Germany Map Series

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 26

Map of Italy

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 26

Bruno S-2 File

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box: 26

Tactics of the German Army and How to Defeat Them

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 27

Fifth Army G-2 Report

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 27

IV Corps G-2 Reports, 1-29 Feb 1944

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 27

IV Corps G-2 Reports, 1-30 April 1994

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 28

German Arms and Ammunition.

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 28

Office of Prodaction Management, Springfield, Mass, A.D. Dickinson,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 28

Colonel E.A. Walker Operations File

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 28

Force History-Awards, Notes on Personal Experiences, La Difensa, Mt Majo, etc.,

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Awards

Physical Description: (6 folders)
Box: 29

Notes on Geographical Section General Staff Maps

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Fifth Army History Vol. I.

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Southern France, 5 Aug -28 Nov 1994

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Littoria City Plan

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Printed Matter, The Saturday Evening Post, 1946

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 29

Miscellaneous Letters, commendations

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

VI Corps

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

General Frederick file, task file "B" and miscellaneous plans

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

Lessons from the Indian campaign, 10 March 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

5th Army G-2 Reports, May 1944

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 30

Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

Intelligence Training

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 30

Infantry in Battle

Physical Description: (1 book)
Box: 30

German Field Service Regulations

Physical Description: (1 book)
Box: 31

Notes on Geographical Section General Staff Maps of Germany, Mar 1944

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 31

Training Data, Intelligence School

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box: 31

The Libyan Campaign, May 27-July 27, 1942

Physical Description: (1 folder)
Box: 31

VI Corp

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box: 32-33

Maps

Box: 34

Fifth Army

Physical Description: (7 folders)