Military Service Records And Unit Histories: A . - UNT Digital Library

1y ago
586.05 KB
11 Pages
Last View : 21d ago
Last Download : 11m ago
Upload by : Brady Himes

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: AGuide to Locating SourcesJulissa Gomez-GrangerInformation Research SpecialistAnne LelandInformation Research SpecialistDecember 16, 2009Congressional Research Report for CongressPrepared for Members and Committees of Congress

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesSummaryThis guide provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service recordsof discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel. It includes contact information formilitary history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of otherpublications.This report will be updated as needed.Congressional Research Service

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesContentsPersonnel Files of Discharged, Deceased, or Retired Veterans .1Military Service and Pension Records at the National Archives .1Finding Unit Histories.1Additional Sources for Research .3Select Bibliography.3TablesTable 1. Military History Centers and Museums .2AppendixesAppendix. Standard Form 180.5ContactsAuthor Contact Information .8Congressional Research Service

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesPersonnel Files of Discharged, Deceased, or RetiredVeteransMilitary Service and Pension Records at the National ArchivesThe National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Military Personnel Records, holds most militarypersonnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services fromWorld War I to the present. Personnel records may be requested online at or by completing the Standard Form 180 (see Appendix) andsending it to the correct address listed on the back of the form.Note that in 1973, a disastrous fire at NPRC destroyed approximately 16 million to 18 millionArmy and Air Force official military personnel files. In such cases where files were lost, NPRCuses alternate sources of information to respond to requests.More information about obtaining military personnel files can be found on the NPRC personnel/ or by contacting the center atNational Personnel Records CenterMilitary Personnel Records9700 Page AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63132-5100Tel: (314) 801-0816 congressional lineTel: (314) 801-0800 public lineE-mail: military personnel records (generally prior to World War I, depending on the servicebranch) are located atNational Archives and Records AdministrationOld Military and Civil Records Branch (NWCTB-Military)Washington, DC vice-records/pre-ww-1-records.htmlFinding Unit HistoriesUnit records are preserved at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Forunit records of World War I contact the Archives I Textual Reference Branch of NARA,Washington, DC 20408; telephone (202)-501-5430. For unit records of World War II, Korean, andVietnam Conflicts contact the Archives II Textual Reference Branch at NARA, 8601 AdelphiRoad, College Park, MD 20740-6001; telephone (301) 713-7250.NPRC has morning reports for the Army (from November 1, 1912 to 1974) and the Air Force(from September 1947 to June 30, 1966). In addition, NPRC has Army unit rosters from 1912 to1974, with certain exceptions. For more information on unit rosters and morning reports, see theNPRC website at al Research Service1

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesCertain published unit histories can be found in the collections of the Library of Congress ormilitary history centers of each branch (see Table 1).Table 1. Military History Centers and MuseumsCenter or MuseumTelephone NumberAir ForceU.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency600 Chennault CircleBuilding 1405Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424 404-2264Air Force Historical Studies OfficeAF/HOHResearch and Analysis Division3 Brookley Avenue, Box 94Bolling AFB, DC 20032-5000E-mail: 953-2395National Museum of the U.S. Air Force1100 Spaatz StreetWright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 255-3286ArmyU.S. Army Center of Military HistoryCollins Hall103 Third AvenueFort Lesley J. McNairWashington, DC 20319-5058 685-4042U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center950 Soldiers DriveCarlisle, PA 17013-5021E-mail: carl (research inquiries) 245-3949Coast GuardU.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office (CG-09224)U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters2100 Second Street, SWWashington, DC 20593-0001 372-4651Coast Guard MuseumU.S. Coast Guard Academy15 Mohegan AvenueNew London, CT ) 444-8511Marine CorpsMarine Corps History Division3078 Upshur AvenueQuantico, VA 22134 Page.htmCongressional Research Service(703) 432-48742

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesCenter or MuseumTelephone NumberMarine Corps Heritage Foundation3800 Fettler Park DriveSuite 104Dumfries, VA 22025E-mail: rg/(800) 397-7585(703) 640-7965Merchant MarineAmerican Merchant Marine Museum300 Steamboat RoadKings Point, NY (516) 773-5515NavyNaval Historical Center805 Kidder Breese Street, SEWashington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060 433-4132Source: Table compiled by the Congressional Researh Service.Additional Sources for Research Veterans History Project at the Library of CongressThe project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts ofAmerican war veterans at Veterans Affairs National Cemetery AdministrationThe Nationwide Gravesite Locator is a searchable database of burial locations ofveterans at v1. American Battle Monuments CommissionThe website contains databases of the names of those interred or memorialized atthe overseas American military cemeteries and memorials. Philippine Army and Guerilla Records at the National ArchivesThe collection includes records of the Philippine Commonwealth Army of theUnited States Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE), including recognized PhilippineGuerrilla forces (not the Army of the United States or Philippine Scouts) duringWorld War nnel/philippine-armyrecords.html#reasonsSelect BibliographyBeers, Henry Putney. The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of theConfederate States of America. Washington: National Archives and Records Administration,1998.Congressional Research Service3

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesCenter of Military History. Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War.Washington: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1988. 3 v.Controvich, James T. United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography.Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.——United States Air Force and Its Antecedents: Published and Printed Unit Histories, aBibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.Dinackus, Thomas D. Order of Battle: Allied Ground Forces of Operation Desert Storm. CentralPoint, OR: Hellgate Press, 2000.Dornbusch, C. E. Military Bibliography of the Civil War. New York: New York Public Library,1971.Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1959.Stanton, Shelby L. World War II Order of Battle, U.S. Army (Ground Force Units).Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2006——Vietnam Order of Battle. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003.U.S. Department of the Army. Office of Military History. Order of Battle of the United StatesArmy Ground Forces in World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations: Administrative andLogistical Commands, Armies, Corps, and Divisions. Washington: Department of the Army,1959.U.S. Naval War Records Office. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the Warof the Rebellion. Harrisburg, PA: National Historical Society, 1987. 30 v.U.S. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of theUnion and Confederate Armies. Washington: GPO, 1880-1901. 70 v.Congressional Research Service4

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesAppendix. Standard Form 180Congressional Research Service5

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesCongressional Research Service6

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesCongressional Research Service7

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating SourcesAuthor Contact InformationJulissa Gomez-GrangerInformation Research, 7-8981Congressional Research ServiceAnne LelandInformation Research, 7-47048

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources Congressional Research Service Summary This guide provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service records

Related Documents:

Supersedes: AFI36-2608, 26 October 2015 Certified by: SAF/MR (Mr. John A. Fedrigo) Pages: 140 This instruction implements Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1336.08, Military Human Resource Records Life Cycle Management, and is consistent with DAFPD 36-25, Military Promotion and Demotion. It applies to all military and civilian members of .File Size: 1MBPage Count: 176Explore furtherAFI 36-2608 Military Personnel Records System Air Force .www.airforcecounseling.comAFI 36-2608 Military Personnel Records System Air Force .www.airforcecounseling.comAFI 36-2608 - MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS SYSTEMS .standards.globalspec.comAIR FORCE - AFI 36-2608 - MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS .standards.globalspec.comAIR FORCE - AFI 36-2608 - MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORDS .standards.globalspec.comRecommended to you based on what's popular Feedback

182191.) Contains specific chapters on federal military records that discuss regular, volunteer, and naval and Marine service records as well as pension and bounty land records. Military Service Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Service Administration, 1985.

4.11 Records Security and Business Continuity 28 Useful Guidance 29 5.1 Adopted Persons Health Records 29 5.2 Ambulance Service Records 29 5.3 NHS 24 Records 29 5.4 Asylum Seeker Records 30 5.5 Child School Health Records 30 5.6 Complaints Records 30 5.7 Controlled Drugs Regime 31 5.8 Data Processors, Subcontractors and Changes in Contracts 31

Navy This branch of our nation’s armed services conducts military operations at sea, world-wide. According to the Department of Defense, its focus is “maintaining the freedom of the seas, deterring aggression, and achieving victory at war.” Like the Air Force, the Navy has many aircraft to assist with protecting the seas.File Size: 959KBPage Count: 12Explore furtherUnderstanding the 5 Branches of US Military - US Militaryusmilitary.comBasic Branches of the United States Armylibarts.hamptonu.eduU.S. National Military Branches Military Science - SOU Homeinside.sou.eduWhat Are the Branches of the US Military? Military.comwww.military.comRecommended to you b

the Army (SA) to correct errors or injustice in military records. This law allows the SA to establish a board of Army civilians to consider applications for correction of military records. This law gives you the right to apply to the ABCMR to correct errors or injustices in your military records. Army Regulation 15-185,

22.07: Ski Fly Boat Speeds 22.08: Ski Fly World Records 22.09: Ski Fly Course Rule 23 – Records 23.01: What Records are Recognized 23.02: Competitions where Records may be set 23.03: Jump Records 23.04: Slalom Records 23.05: Tricks Records 23.06: Open Division Overall Records 23.07: Under 21 Record 23.08: U

Trigonometry Unit 4 Unit 4 WB Unit 4 Unit 4 5 Free Particle Interactions: Weight and Friction Unit 5 Unit 5 ZA-Chapter 3 pp. 39-57 pp. 103-106 WB Unit 5 Unit 5 6 Constant Force Particle: Acceleration Unit 6 Unit 6 and ZA-Chapter 3 pp. 57-72 WB Unit 6 Parts C&B 6 Constant Force Particle: Acceleration Unit 6 Unit 6 and WB Unit 6 Unit 6

influence of ideological values on the policies and practices of America’s criminal justice systems. Recently, however, a trend toward critical analysis of the behavior of police, courts, and corrections has emerged that focuses exclusively on ideology as the analytical tool of choice. For example, Barlow (2000), and Bohm and Haley (2001) include extensive discussion of the influence of .