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48th General Hospital   (Hopital Lariboisiere) - Paris, France

48th General Hospital
Paris, France
8 May 1945
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Coordinates:  48.8831 N    2.35306 E
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Address 2 Rue Ambroise Paré, 75010 Paris, France   01 49 95 65 65
Videos:

Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archives at USHMM - VE Day in Paris 8 May 1945  "Scenes of massive VE day celebration.  French civilians, American Soldiers, and WACs parading in the streets, riding on military vehicles.  Crowds of people, confetti.  More scenes of wounded soldiers at the 48th General Hospital, upon hearing the news of victory, dancing with nurses...."   (48th General Hospital shown at 04:08:59:05 portion of film) - S7,

Better video Images of hospital at this link

 
Location
 - In or near Paris, France (Dad says it was "right downtown Paris")
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"48th General Hospital ... [Location] 2 Rue Amboise - Pare' ... [Telephone] TRU 0216 [Extension] 12  S8,
Night and Duty Officer Numbers:  "48th General Hospital - Location:  2, r. Ambroise-Pare.  (TL) Tru 0217 - Extension:  47  S9,
Night and Duty Officer Numbers:  "48th General Hospital - Location:  2, r. Ambroise-Pare. (TL)  TRU 5280, 0099 & 0217  [Extension] 47  S10,
Complete Phone listing of all numbers and extensions  S11,
With the invasion on 6 June [1944], the author was assigned to consult at the 38th and 110th Station Hospitals and the 48th and 95th General Hospitals in the Southampton area. These hospitals were serving on a so-called transit basis-really as near-shore evacuation hospitals whose function was to perform essential emergency surgery and then evacuate the casualties by hospital train to the general hospitals to the north. For the most part, these hospitals received their first casualties on 8 or 9 June, gradually and in small numbers. The 110th Station Hospital, however, did an excellent job in receiving and sorting 1,000 battle casualties in 20 hours. By 12 June, the transit hospitals were busy and the chain of evacuation was filled with casualties. There were many blast injuries due to explosion of mines at sea. These casualties had profound vascular damage, with fractures or dislocations of the knee, and the like, and amputation was usually necessary.  S1,
48th GEN HOSP – ETO Apr 44 England – 23 Sep 44 France – Germany – Austria (Hospital Plant closed 21 Jun 45) - S2,
48th GEN HOSP – ETO Apr 44 – England – Nov 44 - France – Germany – Austria  S6,
Dr. Edward was with the Army's 48th General Hospital in Paris, emerging as a major.  S3,
While the big guns still thundered in the distance, Sgt. Clarke lay on the operating table at the 58th Field Hospital. Four days later, he was aboard a hospital train en route to the 48th General Hospital in Paris where he was tagged "Z of I" -- Zone of Interior. He soon would be returned to the States.  S4,
"I ran into one of the older guys who was in his thirties in Paris, in the 48th general hospital that I went to."  S5,
 
 
 
           
           
           

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826th Convalescent Center  Nov 1944 - May 1945 S15 page 96
Walter was moved to this facility in late 1944 or early 1945  and was released in Apr 1945 - S13,
"Staff Sergeant Walter Robbins was another patient at the 826th who had been wounded in November 1944..."  S15 page 109 -
Location:  Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England
Coordinates:  52° 21? 5.17? N, 1° 30? 52.99? W  (52.351436, -1.514719)
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Map, taken from Google Maps:  Doc3737.pdf

WikiPedia (Stoneleigh) Link,
WikiPedia (Stoneleigh Park) Link,
Stoneleigh Park EstateLink,
Timeline: (22 Nov 1944 to 18 May 1945)
Rehabilitation Center Number One Comprised a British built 1000 bed hospital located in Stoneleigh Deer Park, which belonged to Lord Leigh, a third cousin of the King" Bridging the Gap, S15 page 28

22 Nov 1944:  "Rehabilitation Center Number One was re-designated 826th Convalescent Center, . . ."  "At this point its strength was 59 medical officers, nine nurses, tow physiotherapy assistants, one hospital dietician and 383 enlisted men."  S15, page 96 -

29 Jan 1945:  59 Medical Officers, 9 Nurses, 2 Physical Therapy Assistants, 1 hospital dietician, 383 enlisted men - 125 bed hospital  S15 page 96

25 February 1945: Colonel Frank E. Stinchfield was appointed supervisor of convalescent rehabilitation in the United Kingdom, in addition to his other duties. He retained command of the 826th Convalescent Center.  S1, S15 page 96

8 May 1945:  V-E Day was announced, and immediate plans were made for the redeployment of the 826th Convalescent Center to the Zone of Interior.  S1,

18 May 1945:  826th Closed - S12
 
Old Designation: 307th Station Hospital (Rehabilitation Center No. 1)  S1,
New Designation: 826th Convalescent Center  S1,
 
Bed capacity: 3700  S1,
Additional rehabilitation personnel were being trained at the school conducted by the 826th Convalescent Center in the United Kingdom. These personnel were greatly needed in the hospital programs. In early February, an allotment of 150 officers and 400 enlisted men was made available for training in the rehabilitation program and for subsequent assignment to hospitals and convalescent centers.  S1,
Rehabilitation Training Schedule S15 page 102
-  4 hours physical training daily
-  2 hours military training daily
826th PhotosS15
Page 29:  Aerial Photo of Stoneleigh Camp
Page 96:  Arrivals at 826th
Page 97:  Aerial view of camp - Living Quarters
Page 98:  HQ Building - Barracks Interior
Page 99:  Barracks Bunks - Mess Line
Page 100:  826th Personnel - Inspection
Page 101:  Col. Dively, Frank Stinchfield - Inspection, 2 May 1945
Page 102:  Physical Therapy Dept.
Page 103:  Physical Therapy Dept. - Physical Training School
Page 104, 105:  5 Images of Physical and Military Training
Page 106:  Training Class
Page 107:  Traning
Page 109:  Article, with images, about Walter
Page 110:  Marlene Dietrich at 826th
Page 111:  Parades
Pages 144-145:  Photos of Camp Buildings and Facilities
"The majority of the wartime buildings were demolished ... but a small number were left and are still being used today." S15 page 144
"Part of Deer Park is a grade 2 listed historic park and garden. Traces of parts of the assault course for the use of Convalescent patients can still be found in the undergrowth." S15 page 144

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Sources
 

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S1 http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/actvssurgconvol2/chapter6.htm  
S2 http://med-dept.com/etoHosp.php  
S3 http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-3819903.html  
S4 http://www.lonesentry.com/gi_stories_booklets/medical/index.html  "The Story of the Medical Service, ETO"  
S5 Book: Bird, Tom. American POWs of World War II: Forgotten men tell their stories. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1992, page 112.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Pv4vemq_0b8C&dq="48th+General+Hospital"+WW2&source=gbs_navlinks_s
 
S6 http://home.att.net/~steinert/a_list_of_wwii_hospitals.htm (Link not working 24 Apr 2011)  
S7 http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?search=simple&dquery=Keyword%28s%29%3A+FRANCE&cache_file=uia_maEObM&total_recs=212&page_len=25&page=1&rec=18&file_num=3698
At top of Page, Scroll over to Frame:  04:08:59:05 (Shows front of 48th General Hospital)
 
S8 "WWII European Theater Army Records"  Subject File, file No. 105a, "Directories, Telephone - COS and COMZ, page 491.  Original Data:  NARA, Record Group 498.   http://www.fold3.com/image/#286824659  .  Acc002098.   
S9 "WWII European Theater Army Records"  http://www.fold3.com/image/#286815229  Acc002098  
S10 http://www.fold3.com/image/#286818912  Acc002098  
S11 http://www.fold3.com/image/#286818777  
S12 http://www.fold3.com/image/#286801517
The Hospitals listed below are officially closed as of 2400 hours, on dates indicated: 
"Location (18 May 1945) :  826th Convalescent Center - Stoneleigh Pk, Nr. Kenilworth, War"  S12,
   -  Kenilworth, England - Wikipedia Article 
   -  Stoneleigh Park - Link
 
S13
News Article:  Walter C. Robbins, Convalescent Center, WW 2.  The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 17 Apr 1945, page 7, Col. 6.  www.newspapers.com, accessed 13 Feb 2017.  Doc4066.pdf  (Cloud:  Full and Clip of Article) -
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     The 826th Convalescent Center, England - Now fully recovered from wounds received on Nov. 28, 1944 in Germany, Staff Sgt. Walter G. Robbins, 27, of 1927 E. 17th St., has been released from this United States Army convalescent center in England.  He will return to active duty. 
     While at this center he participated in a rehabilitation program consisting of military training and expert medical care. 
     Member of an infantry unit, he entered the army Nov. 14, 1942.  His wife, Mrs. Walter C. Robbins, lives in Muncie.

Also See another version - Muncie Star, nd - Acc000565/Doc0935.pdf

     The 826th Convalescent Center, England - Now fully recovered from wounds received on Nov. 28, 1944 in Germany, Staff Sgt. Walter G. Robbins, 27, of 1927 E. 17th St., has been released from this United States Army convalescent center in England.  He will return to active duty. 
     While at this center he participated in a rehabilitation program consisting of military training and expert medical care. 
     Member of an infantry unit, he entered the army Nov. 14, 1942.  His wife, Mrs. Walter C. Robbins, lives at 1927 E. Seventeenth Street.
 
S14 Web Site:  "They Also Serve:  US Army Camps in the Midlands of England during World War II".  http://www.englemed.co.uk/books/usaaf/  Accessed 15 Aug 2012. 
(See Doc0976.pdf)
 
S15 Book:  Collins, Fran & Marlin. Bridging the Gap: U.S. Army Rehabilitation Centres in Warwickshire and Worcestershire during World War II. Warwickshire, England: Brewin Books, 2014.  Bk3911
 
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