Dad’s Military Service: 8 Essential WWII Army Records for Archival Research
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WWII Navy Military Service Records (O.M.P.F.’s) at the National Archives

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 the National Archives are a vital tool for both genealogical research and the research of the military service of the individual

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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

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 became casualties. Over sixty two thousand WWII Navy veterans were killed in action. WWII Navy casualty records which explain how a naval veteran

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Wrapping Things Up: The WWII Navy Notice of Separation

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 WWII Navy veteran’s service. The Notice of Separation details the veteran’s WWII service from enlistment to discharge, and contains all the information

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Using WWII Navy Enlistment Records to Research Your Family History

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 records which are contained in the WWII Navy official military personnel file of the individual WWII Navy veteran are an excellent tool for

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Locating Photos of Individual WWII Navy Veterans

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.) for enlisted WWII sailors contain a period photo of the individual WWII Navy veteran. The WWII Navy official military personnel

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

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 WWII, the result was a flexible system of small carbon paper slips clipped into a card-stock book

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