I am a UK local historian researching the history of Marbury Hall Camp Cheshire England 1940-1948. It was originally a park into which over 3800 troops were put after Dunkirk, then built as a hutted camp for British battalions and so would house about 1000. The camp then became the home of US Army troops July (?) 1942 until December (?) 1942 as a camp housing either Army troops prior to Operation Torch, the North Africa, or as part of the USAAF 8th Air Force build up. Most of Cheshire army camps seem to have been handed over to US forces at this time according to British records, but I do not know who. Cheshire had several camps which could have been used for US storage, transit or as unit barracks. Most of them were in easy reach of Liverpool, which, with Glasgow was one of the two large ports that could be used more safely than those in the south by troopships. In the 1940’s roads and railroads south from Liverpool to major southern troop areas passed close to the Cheshire camps, so it was a handy location which to move large numbers of men, material and supplies rapidly away from clogged and high value Luftwaffe target ports. In 1943-4 after the start of a major expansion as part of the Bolero plan, the camp could house 2600 in huts and 2400 in tents. The first known unit was company E, 2nd battalion 390th Engineer General Service Regiment, who helped expand the camp, followed by part of 313 Regiment 79th Division, VIII Corps HQ staff, secret signals units and unknown tank units using the camp as a transit camp. A 15 page description is in the link. http://foam.merseyforest.org.uk/wp-...10/Section-5-Second-World-War-years-rev61.pdf The aim of the research is to put in the public domain the stories of the British, Italian, American, Polish and German soldiers or later prisoners that lived in our community. I cannot get to the United States to work in your archives, hence me asking your help.. Please, does anyone have information, dates and or references about any US unit that was based at or used Marbury, especially in 1942, ahead of Torch. Any further information on the period 1943-1944 would be helpful, such as General Troy Middleton’s time in Cheshire 1944 and did George Patton visit Marbury? His pre D Day FUSAG HQ was only 10 miles away. Thank you in advance for considering this.