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Hello Mr. Weir,
Thank you for contacting the History Hub!
You may be able to request Army, Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) from the National Archives in St. Louis depending on when they were discharged from service. These records are releasable to the public when the date of separation becomes 62 years from today’s date. We recommend contacting the St. Louis location to make an inquiry.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives at St. Louis
PO Box 38757
St. Louis, MO 63138
Also, we recommend searching the National Archives Access to Archival Database to gather more information on members who served in the Army during WWII.
The WWII Merchant Marine records are held by the Coast Guard. Please contact:
USCG-National Maritime Center (NMC-421)
ATTN: Correspondence Section
100 Forbes Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25404
We hope this information is useful and best of luck with your research!