Red Ball Express
Display Recognition

Site Index

      • Example Display Recognition
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations and Red Ball Unit List
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Display Recognitions
      • Air Service Websites
      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11



        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Display Types

        You have four display types to choose from:
        Black & White (No Color)
        Heavy Bond Enclosure

        Heavy Bond Enclosure
        Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
        Trimmed in Appearance Gold

        Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your WD AGO 53-55 Report of Separation displaying your service in a Red Ball Express unit between 25 August 1944 and 16 November 1944 (Some qualifiable units continued to serve as Express after 16 November 1944.).
      • Contact The War Library with questions: 1-562-422-4100.
      • NOTICE

        This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-3 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-10 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Red Ball Express Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Issue Regulations and Red Ball Unit List


        Red Ball Express

        All personnel who served in units designated as The Red Ball Express between 25 August 1944 and 16 November 1944. (Some qualifiable units continued to serve as Express after 16 November 1944.)

        Source: SHAEF Order Number 188, 18 Sep 1944

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        134th CO 470th QM GP (Reims)
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        146th CO 163rd QM GP
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        152nd BN 467th QM GP
        157th QM BN (Rozay) 470th QM GP (Reims)
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        174th BN 27th QM GP
        175th BN 513rd QM GP
        181st BN 520th QM GP
        238th BN 27th QM GP
        378th CO 476th QM GP
        380th CO 104th BN
        399th CO 174th QM GP
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        466th BN 513rd QM GP
        467th BN (M) (Reims) 570th QM GP
        476th BN (M) (Domfront)
        519th BN 27th QM GP
        520th BN 520th QM GP
        541st CO 104th QM GP
        543rd CO 137th QM GP
        588th Ord Ammo CO
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        3389th CO 157th QM BN (Rozay)
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        3552nd CO 103rd BN
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        3574th CO 476th BN (M) (Domfront)
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        3580th CO 163rd BN
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        3584th CO 476th BN (M) (Domfront)
        3593rd CO 470th QM GP
        3594th CO 467th BN (M) (Reims)
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        3603rd CO 171st BN
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        3612nd CO 470th QM GP
        3613rd CO 457th BN
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        3622nd CO 476th BN (M) (Domfront)
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        3627th CO 152nd BN
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        3632nd CO 171st BN
        3681st CO 157th QM BN (Rozay)
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        3882nd CO 152nd BN
        3883rd CO 175th BN
        3884th CO 467th BN (M) (Reims)
        3885th CO 152nd BN
        3886th CO 171st BN
        3887th CO 8th BN
        3888th CO 466th BN
        3901st CO 467th BN (M) (Reims)
        3903rd CO 519th BN
        3904th CO 103rd BN
        3982nd CO 519th BN
        3983rd CO 104th BN
        3984th CO 475th BN
        3985th CO 103rd BN
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        3987th CO 238th BN
        3988th CO 519th BN
        3989th CO 519th BN
        3990th CO 476th BN (M) (Domfront)
        3991st CO 157th QM BN (Rozay)
        3992nd CO 520th BN
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        4002nd CO 520th BN
        4003rd CO 470th QM GP
        4004th CO 520th BN
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        4009th CO 174th BN
        400th CO 104th QM GP
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        4266th CO 171st BN
        4267th CO 171st BN
        4268th CO 157th QM BN (Rozay)
        4269th CO 457th BN
        4270th CO 520th BN
        4271st CO 174th BN
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        The following ABC Port transportation units operating out of Antwerp are NOT included in the official Red Ball Express unit Certificate list...

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        238th Port Co
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        519th Port Bn HQ
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        518th Port Bn
        519th Port Bn