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Starting Research: Military Service Records Guide

NARA Experts in Military Records and Historical Research

Are you seeking expert assistance in locating or researching NARA records? The team at Golden Arrow Research has decades of combined research experience with the record holdings of NARA and we are on-site at NARA research facilities nationwide on a daily basis. Aside from our most popular, proprietary research process which enables us to rebuild

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The Army O.M.P.F.-How to locate and research your father’s Army military service records

To request your veteran’s Army service records now please click here: Request Army service records This article provides an overview of the archival military service records of 20th Century Army veterans (also known as the official military personnel file or O.M.P.F.) which are maintained at the U.S. National Archives. The military service records maintained within

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After Action Reports: Must-Have Military Records for Researching Individual Veterans and Their Units

If you are interested in requesting after action reports please click here: Request after action reports After Action Reports and Research at the National Archives. After Action Reports stored at the National Archives are historical records which document the combat operations of U.S. military units from WWI through Vietnam.During hostilities, military units within each branch

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Morning Reports: Locating Your Army Veteran Using WWII Military Records

If you would like to request morning reports for your veteran and their unit click here: Request Army Veteran Morning Reports What Are Morning Reports? The morning reports are company level, daily reports which document status changes for assigned personnel of all Army units from WWI through Vietnam. First introduced in 1912 these reports were

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WWI Military Service Records: Tracing the Steps of a WWI Veteran

To request your WWI veteran’s military service records click here: Request WWI veteran military service records This article provides an overview of the archival WWI military service records which can be used to research WWI U.S. Army veterans. While it is well known that the 1973 fire destroyed many military service records of WWI army

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Navy Casualty Records in the WWII Navy Official Military Personnel File

To request your veteran’s WWII Navy military service records click here: Request WWII Navy military service records What are WWII Navy Casualty Records? In military terms, a casualty is an illness, injury or death. The decks of ships were a particularly dangerous place even in non-combat situations. During WWII, more than one-hundred thousand Navy veterans

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Dad’s Military Service: 8 Essential WWII Army Records for Archival Research

To request your veteran’s military service records click here: Request WWII Army military service records Researching WWII Army Military Service Records This article explains how to use a wide array of WWII Army military service records, and unit records at the National Archives to document the service history of individual WWII Army soldiers. Because the

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Wrapping Things Up: The WWII Navy Notice of Separation

If you would like to request your veteran’s WWII Navy records please click here: Request WWII Navy Service Records The Separation Document The Navy issued a Notice of Separation when a WWII Navy veteran left the service. The WWII Navy Notice of Separation is a one-page document which serves as a basic outline of a

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Using WWII Navy Enlistment Records to Research Your Family History

To request the WWII Navy military service records of your sailor click here: Request WWII Navy military service records WWII Navy Enlistment Records This article provides a brief overview of the enlistment documents which are found among the military service records of the WWII Navy official military personnel file (or O.M.P.F.). The WWII Navy enlistment

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Locating Photos of Individual WWII Navy Veterans

To request your WWII Navy veteran’s service records click here: Request WWII Navy Military Service Records WWII Navy Veteran Photographs For those conducting research of an ancestor who was a WWII Navy veteran, finding a period photograph is a top priority. Luckily, almost all of the WWII Navy official military personnel files ( or O.M.P.F.)

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The WWII Navy Brick: Naval Personnel Record Keeping During WWII.

To request your navy veteran’s service records click here: Request a WWII Veteran’s Navy military service records Individual record keeping presented a particular challenge for the Navy in WWII. Operating on board ships where space was at a premium and tracking navy personnel in constant motion all over the globe required an inventive solution. By

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WWII Navy Military Service Records (O.M.P.F.’s) at the National Archives

To start researching your WWII Navy Veteran today click here: Request WWII Navy Military Service Records WWII Navy Military Service Records This article provides an overview of the military service records which are maintained in the official military personnel file (O.M.P.F.) of WWII Navy veterans. These WWII era military service records which are maintained at

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