These records of the United States Adjutant General's Office consist of 32 reels of "Morning Reports," September 1940-August 1943, April-July and September-October 1944, and March-June 1945, listing current location of each military unit within the 41st Infantry Division, and the soldiers on active duty in that unit. Some reports also include narrative accounts on actions. A few of the reels include units in Europe, North Africa, and Alaska. There is also 1 reel of "Annexes to Operations Reports, 186th, Biak."
This collection consists of materials collected by Hargis Westerfield in his capacity as historian for the U.S. Army 41st Infantry Division. The 41st Infantry was an activated National Guard Division serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Westerfield served in the 163rd Infantry Regiment of the 41st Division and acted as historian for the Division. The collection consists of subject files (1942-1945; 1971-1987) arranged by campaign and military unit, containing copies of official documents, diaries, writings and letters, lists of casualties, maps, and reports concerning the experiences serving in the South Pacific during World War II.