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message board for World War II Veterans
else fails you may want to use these other
PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER
MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS
9700 PAGE BLVD
ST LOUIS, MO 63132
Starting point for information on former and
active duty members of the US Armed Forces. They
will replace all medals and decorations earned by
a person (former, active duty, deceased)
FREE OF CHARGE. You will need to send a
letter with all the information you have available
i.e. name, rank held, unit's served in, etc
on World War II units and personnel can be sent to
one of the following agencies:
Force History Support Office
500 Duncan Ave Box 94
Bolling AFB, D.C. 20332-1111
Phone: (202) 404-2264
States Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6424
Phone: (334) 953-2966
Department of Defense and other Military
Departments, historical files are stored in
repositories of the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). Information from records
maintained by NARA is available to the public. For
a nominal fee, NARA will reproduce documents of
interest. Their address is:
Archives and Records Service
8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20408
Phone: (202) 523-3220
source is the Superintendent of Documents, United
States Government Printing Office (GPO). The GPO
stocks and sells over 24,000 different
publications, periodicals, and subscription
services. A listing of Government periodicals and
subscription services sold by GPO is available to
citizens at no charge. Citizens are also
encouraged to avail themselves of resources of
local public and school libraries, many of which
routinely receive GPO listings. Their address is:
of Documents, United States Government Printing
Washington, DC 20402
you need specific information about a military
you're seeking information about military
personnel who served in the United States Army Air
Forces, or the United States Air Force, first
obtain as much of the following information as
Full name and serial number of the
Rank held at a specific time or highest
Names and dates of awards for decorations
received (e.g., the Purple Heart).
Unit(s) to which the individual was
assigned or attached and the dates of service.
Individual's military occupation or
specialty, e.g., pilot, navigator, bombardier,
gunner, physician, nurse, maintenance technician,
supply clerk, security or military police,
the records of a relative, the requester should
mention the relationship to the former member
(brother, uncle, or other). There is no charge for
this service to former service members or their
next of kin. For others, a nominal fee is charged
for research and reproduction costs. Files at the
Records Center are maintained as historical
records only and are not updated to reflect
current data on the former service member. The
address for the National Personnel Records Center
individuals compiling family histories, NARA
provides assistance to those interested in
genealogy. NARA normally charges a nominal fee for
research and reproduction costs. Their address is:
Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20408
contact local sources if original residence is
Adjutant General's Office in the
individual's state of residence for data on state
personnel who served in World War II, Korea, or
2. County and State Veteran's Service Offices
for information in case the individual applied for
Veteran's benefits or hospitalization.
3. County Office of Vital Records in
individual's county of residence prior to entry
into service for either birth or marriage records
of the individual.
4. County Probate Office for a will or Letters
of Administration on file for the individual if he
or she possessed property in the county and is now
5. Newspapers published in the city or county
where the individual is presumed to have lived
prior to entry into service for news items or
articles, including obituaries or death notices.
6. Local post of the American Legion, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, American Veterans of World War
II, and the like, for information on local men and
women who survived service in World War II, Korea,
7. The State Office of Vital Statistics for
death records of service personnel who died while
on active duty.
the following Federal agencies may be able to
War II Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 501
Arlington, VA 22201
of kin may ask for a copy of the service member's
personnel records (including "201"
files) by contacting:
Personnel Records Center
Attn: Air Force Reference Branch
9700 Page Blvd
St Louis MO 63132
aircrew members lost in combat during World War
Air Crew Report (MACR) under the individual's
Archives and Records Administration
Attn: Textual Reference Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park MD 20740-6001
determine whether an individual was declared
missing or killed in action, contact the agency
below. They can also provide location details if
the deceased is buried in a US (overseas or
national) cemetery. If the response is negative
(no record of death or continued missing status),
it is possible that the member survived.
Total Army Personnel Command
2461 Eisenhower Ave, Room 984, Hoffman Bldg 1
Alexandria VA 22331
contact Air Force personnel who are still on
active duty, or who have retired: Write a letter
to the person you wish to contact. Place the
letter in a sealed and stamped envelope with your
name and return address and the name of the
individual on the outside of the envelope. Send
this envelope to the agency below along with a
note giving all identifying information about the
person you are trying to reach. Ask the locator to
add the individual's current address to your
sealed envelope and to forward it to the person
you wish to contact. A $3.50 finder's fee must be
included (make check out to: DAO-DE RAFB).
550 C Street W, Suite 50
contact military personnel who have filed a claim
against the Veterans
Administration (VA) write a letter to the
person, place in an unsealed stamped envelope
without a return address. Send envelope with $2.00
fee and name, serial number, date of birth, etc.,
to the local or regional VA office listed in the
Blue Pages of the phone directory. The VA will
forward your letter to last known address.
if all else fails?
"search notices" or letters to the
editor in these publications:
Air Force Association
1501 Lee Highway
Arlington VA 22209-1198
6883 Commercial Drive
Springfield VA 22159
Fax (703) 750-8601
201 N Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314-2539
possibility is How
To Locate Anyone Who Is Or Has Been in the
Military: Armed Forces Locator Directory, Fifth
Edition, by Lt Col (Ret) Richard Johnson, MIE
Publishing, $23. It explains hundreds of proven
ways to locate current and former members of all
service branches, including the National Guard and
Reserve. It provides information on how anyone may
obtain copies of individual military records,
rosters, muster rolls, after-action reports and
numerous other military records.