Do you have any additional information that you can share about Dan such as birth, parents, etc? My cousin also served in the 369th infantry.
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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. 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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Muster Rolls and Rosters, 11/1/1912 - 12/31/1943 in the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64) that include World War I Rosters of enlisted men - 368th-369th Inf Regt which may include a listing for Dan Craft. Only the WWI records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. Please note that the World War I rosters also are available on FamilySearch.
Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For more information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at email@example.com.
During World War I, the 369th Infantry Regiment was assigned to the 185th Infantry Brigade, 93nd Division. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Records of Divisions, 1917 - 1920 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120) that includes the 93nd Division and may include files of the 369th Infantry Regiment. We also located Records of Infantry Brigade, 1917 - 1919 in Record Group 120 that includes records of the 185th Infantry Brigade. Additionally, we located Divisional History Charts, 1918 - 1920 in Record Group 120 that includes records relating to the 369th Infantry Regiment. Next, we located Security Classified Central Decimal Files, 1917 - 1925 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) that includes files relating to the 93rd Division in Box 94; Records Relating to the Meuse-Argonne Operation, ca. 1918 - 1918 in Record Group 120 that includes [Topic "D" Part II - Group VI Activities of American Divisions and Regiments East of the Second Army - Chapter 3: The 369th Infantry in the Thur Sector, October 16 to November 11, 1918 (On Outside Folder Cover "369th Inf. - Not M-A [Meuse-Argonne] - Topic, Section, Chapter 10/17 - 11/11 - Cards Checked - 16")]; and Correspondence with Former Division Officers of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1923 - 1930 in the Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission (Record Group 117) that includes [92nd Division] 719.2-C/WV [October 9-November 11, 1918] Correspondence: 369th Infantry. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We then located Historical Films, ca. 1914 - ca. 1936 in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111) that includes OCCUPATION OF AFRIQUE SUBSECTOR, APRIL 8 TO JULY 4, 1918, 93RD DIVISION; PORT OF DISEMBARKATION, NEW YORK HARBOR ; and POST ARMISTICE TRAINING, NOVEMBER 11, 1918 TO MARCH 11, 1919, 93RD DIVISION. We also located Documentary Films, ca. 1914 - ca. 1944 in Record Group 111 that includes The 93rd Division [World War I]. These records have been digitized and are available for viewing using the National Archives Catalog.
Plus, we located the American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918 in the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165) that includes 122 photographs of the 369th Infantry Regiment which have been digitized and are available for viewing using the National Archives Catalog. Additional context for these records is provided on the National Archives webpage Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans during World War I.
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We searched online and located the book American Battle Monuments Commission. (1944). Summary of operations in the world war: 93rd Division that has been digitized and is available online at HathiTrust.
Lastly, we located materials relating to the regiment on the websites of the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. These museums may be able to provide further assistance with your research.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!