How do I find my father’s WWII military records?
Types of Military Records
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).
Where can I find German ww2 service records?
The National Archives and Records Administration in the United States has a collection of records for the German military. See Record Group 242, titled “Collection of Foreign Records Seized” for more details. Additionally, prisoner of war records of German servicemen also can be located at the National Archives.
How do I find my grandfather’s Army records?
You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). …
- Write a letter to the NPRC. …
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
How do you find out what a family member did in ww2?
If a family member served in World War II, the next step in your research is the National Personnel Records Center and Military Personnel Records in St.
Official Military Personnel Files
- Visit the archive at 1 Archive Drive, St. …
- Employ an independent researcher.
- Submit a written request for the records.
How do I find a deceased military record?
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
Can I look up someone’s military record?
Obtaining Service Records using SF-180
Military personnel records are requested using the SF-180 form. SF-180 is used by the NPRC to obtain public files from a service member and outlines several ways to send in your request: Download and mail it in. The PDF is available online for download.
How do I find someone who served in WW2?
Contact organizations like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, or American Ex-Prisoners of War to ask for a vetera’s application, or to find people who might have known your veteran. VFW applications include a copy of the discharge papers form DD-214.
Are WW2 service records available?
Unfortunately, all official ‘Service Records’ for WW2 personnel are still restricted and only held by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as they are still protected under the UK Data Protection Act and the MOD’s own Policies.