How can I find out what my father did in ww2?
You can find veterans’ military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
How can I find out what Navy ship my grandfather was on?
To find out if they have any information on your veteran, call them at 800-827-1000. If the Department of Veteran Affairs does not have any information you can try contacting the Veteran Affairs Insurance Center at 800-669-8477.
Where was the British Navy stationed in ww2?
the Home Fleet based at various stations in the UK. the Mediterranean Fleet based in Alexandria, Egypt. the Eastern Fleet based at both the East Indies Station and China Station. the Pacific Fleet based in Sydney, Australia (this fleet was not formed until November 1944)
How do I find out if my dad was in the Navy?
You can request his military personnel file online at: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records. You also can contact the National Archives Still Photo Branch to see what that section can do for your search. The Still Photo Branch email is: [email protected]
How can I find where my grandfather served in WWII?
Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA’s National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195. Veterans and their next of kin can also use eVetRecs to request records.
Can you look up military records for free?
Generally there is no charge for basic military personnel and medical record information provided to veterans, next of kin and authorized representatives from Federal (non-archival) records. Some companies advertise DD Form 214 research services and will charge a fee for obtaining copies.
Are Navy records public?
Access to Records, Information for the General Public:
Without the consent of the veteran or next-of-kin, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) can only release limited information from the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) to the general public.
Can you search Navy records?
At the National Archives, researchers can find information on the United States Navy ranging from the wooden hulled ships of the Continental Navy used in the Revolutionary War, to the deployment of massive Carrier Battle Groups and Navy Task Forces.