Seeking info Navy LCDR John G Sheridan Battle of the coral sea (USS Lexington) “The Five Bombing Squadron” received Navy Flying cross.

Seeking info Navy LCDR John G Sheridan Battle of the coral sea (USS Lexington) “The Five Bombing Squadron” received Navy Flying cross.

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    It seems you may be attempting to research U.S. Navy awards. Researching personnel eligibility, submissions, and denials for awards, decorations, and medals is often complicated and time consuming research. Many of our collections are arranged by the award Case File Number created in response to a submission for an award, decoration, or medal. If the Case File Number is not known, locating the specific Case File may require significant research. A name index was not provided by the Department of the Navy at the time of the transfer of records. Some collections are arranged by the name of personnel. These collections are arranged alphabetically by “Last Name, First Name”. 

     

    The methods by which the Navy has collected, cataloged and filed award documentation has been conducted in a variety of formats. This includes arrangements by filling systems, by last name, by serial or case file numbers, by dates, or by a combination of these arrangements. When the National Archives receives these collections from the Department of the Navy, they typically do not have an index or similar catalog that identifies individual personnel by name. Researching an individual award, citation, or award case file for why an award was granted, downgraded, or denied is complex and challenging. To begin your research we recommend following the guidance and information provided below. 

     

    Navy Filing Manuals 

    Documentation relating to awards created by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps is often filed in accordance with the Navy filing system that is approved for use at the time the documentation is filed. Below is a brief exploration of the filing system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps starting in 1941.

     

    The following Navy Filing Codes relate to awards, citations, decorations, and medals. Use these codes when researching record series that are arranged by the 1941 Navy Filing Manual and the 1950 Navy Filing Manual. 

    P2-4 Hygiene (Accident Prevention Awards)

    P15 Commendations, Citations, and Medals (Units and Personnel - Military, Civilian, Foreign)

    A5 Exercises, Practices, and Competitions (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    A5-7 Engineering Performances (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    A5-9 Drills (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    L24 Resources and Facilities 

    L24-1 Capacity and Output of Manufacturing Establishments

    QB4 - Awards and Decorations Board (verified up through 1954)

     

    Use the following codes when researching records arranged by the 1960 Navy Filing Manual. The Standard Subject Identification Code or SSIC filing system remains active to this day.

    SSIC 1650 Decorations, Medals, and Awards

    SSIC 3590 Competitions and Awards

    SSIC 4804 Plant Performance and Awards

    SSIC 5061 Public Service Awards

    SSIC 12453 Length of Service Awards

    SSIC 12454 Non-Navy Awards

     

    Prior to adopting the Navy Filing system the Marine Corps used a filing system called Ells-Dran. This filing system was discarded by the Marine Corps in the early 1940s and replaced with the 1941 Navy filing system. Use the following Ells-Dran filing codes when researching Marine Corps records filed in accordance with that system. 

    1740 Insignia, Badge, Medal [General]

    1740-# All Codes Thereunder 

    2035-90 Medals, Insignia, Good Conduct

     

    The information included in these records varies greatly. Most often, these records relate to the background information on such matters as recommendations for awards, award boards of review, correspondence regarding awards, and the approval, downgrading, and denial of awards. Occasionally, copies of award certificates may be included in the documents, however, these occurrences are often incidental. 

     

    We have identified the following collections as containing records that specifically relate to awards, citations, decorations, or medals. As you explore the records collections identified below, pay attention to the dates covered for each collection. The primary collections for research issues relating to awards are provided below: 

     

    Record Group 24

    Entry A1 14, Series: Award Recipients Lists for Service Rendered in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict, 1942-1953

    Entry A1 1030, Series: Award Recipients Lists for Service Rendered in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict, 1942-1963

    Entry A1 1031, Series: Service Medals and Engagement Stars Eligibility Files, 1942-1961

    Entry A1 1032-A, Series: Navy Unit and Presidential Unit Commendations Case Files, 1942-1963

    Entry A1 1032-B, Series: Case Files for Navy Unit Commendations and Presidential Unit Citations, 1903-1947

    Entry A1 1033, Series: Case Files of World War II Awards by Delegated Authority, 1944-1949

    Entry A1 1035-A, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1946

    Entry A1 1035-B, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1966-1968

    Entry A1 1035-C, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1972-1973

     

    Record Group 38

    Entry P 4, Series: Medals and Awards Citations FIles, 1941-1974

    Entry UD-09D 36, Series: Awards and Special Projects Branch, 1919-1973

     

    Record Group 80

    Entry A1 266-D, Series: Correspondence Relating to Recommendations for Awards, 1945-1947

    Entry A1 276, Series: Correspondence, Blank Forms, and other General Records Relating to the Civilian Awards Board, 1946

    Entry PC-36 1, Series: General Correspondence, 1944-1945 (Box 56-81 “E” Awards)

    Entry PC-36 16, Series: Board for Production Awards  General Correspondence, 1941-1945

    Entry PC-36 17, Series: List of Companies to Which Awards Were Granted, 1941-1945

    Entry UD 145, Series: Beneficial Suggestions Case Files relating to the Civilian Awards Board, 1943-1945

    Entry UD 146, Series: Civilian Awards Board Records of Beneficial Suggestions Case Files, 1946-1947

     

    Record Group 313

    Entry A1 227, Series: Records Relating to the Fleet Aircraft Norfolk, War Diaries, Operation Action Reports, Awards, and Histories, 1943-1946

    Entry A1 230, Series: Formerly Secret Records Relating to Histories, Squadron Operation Orders, Awards and Decorations, War Diaries, and Presentations, 1943-1946

    Entry A1 236, Series: Formerly Confidential Records Relating to Recommendations for Awards, Serials, and Action Reports [Blue 628, Confidential Recommendations for Awards, Serials, and Action Reports], 1944-1945

    Entry P 16, Series: Red 66; Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT), Awards to Enlisted Personnel, 1945-1946

    Entry P 94, Series: Classified Awards Files, 1942-1945

    Entry P 100, Series: Ship Awards, Commendations, and Personnel Administration Files, 1942-1945

    Entry P 113, Series: Medal and Award Files, 1944-1947

    Entry UD 1122, Series: Communications, Office Files, Navy Logs, and Awards Files [Red 531, Communications, Office Files, Navy Logs, and Awards Files of the Commander, Second Carrier Task Force (CMDR, 2nd C.T.F.)], 1944-1945

    Entry UD 1469, Series: U.S. Pacific Fleet. U.S. Seventh Fleet. (7th Fleet/ COMNAVFORWESPAC): Red 169, Confidential Awards Files, 1952-1955

    Entry UD 2038, Series: U.S. Pacific Fleet. Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet. (COMSUBPAC): Blue 470, Awards Files and Patrol Reports, 1942-1951

     

    Record Group 428

    Entry P 14, Series: Subject Files and Citations of Awards to Foreign Personnel, 1920-1953

    Entry P 15, Series: Fleet Marine Force Pacific Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1965-1967

    Entry P 16, Series: Fleet Marine Force Atlantic Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1965-1966

    Entry P 17, Series: Pacific Fleet and Fleet Marine Force Awards Serial Files, 1965-1967

    Entry P 18, Series: Seventh Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1950-1953

    Entry P 20, Series: Vietnam War Prisoner of War (POW) Awards Case Files, 1973

    Entry P 21, Series: Records Relating to Awards by Delegated Authority, 1966-1968

    Entry P 22, Series: Awards Case Files, 1966-1975

    Entry UD-09W 5, Series: Decorations and Medals Case Files, 1975-1983

    Entry UD-19W 1, Series: Meeting Minutes, Serial Files, and Award Summary Files, 1983-1992

    Entry UD-WW 9, Series: Awards Case Files, 1952-1965

    Entry UD-WW 85, Series: Board of Decorations and Medals Alphabetical Awards Citation Files, 1920-1970

    Entry UD-WW 134, Series: Board of Decorations and Medals Records Relating to Determining Eligibility for Combat Retirement Benefits

    Entry UD-WW 135, Series: Korean War Air Medal Citation Files, 1951-1953

    Entry UD-WW 190, Series: Awards Case Files, 1952-1965

    Entry UD-WW 353, Series: Records Relating to Awards, 1943

     

    In addition to the Series listed above, dating between 1940-1960 a large collection of records relating to awards is held in Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the following Series under Navy Filing Code P15 or SSIC Number 1650, depending on the dates the documentation was filed.

     

    Record Group 24, Entry PI-123 90-B, Series: General Correspondence, 1941-1945, Boxes 1791-1927.

    Record Group 24, Entry A1 1003, Series: Formerly Confidential General Correspondence, 1925-1960, Boxes 335-339, 495, 600, 680, and 706.

    Record Group 24, Entry A1 1001, Series: Administrative And Management Division; General Correspondence, 1946-1960, Boxes 196-258, 505-514, 656-660, 734-736, 835-837, 904-905, 956-957, 1004, 1018-1019, 1053-1054.

    We will be happy to make the records and their finding aids available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room (Room 2000) here at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Please visit our website for information about visiting the National Archives in College Park, MD, including how to schedule a research visit.

     

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    RR2RR 24-08956-JAH 

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    It seems you may be attempting to research U.S. Navy awards. Researching personnel eligibility, submissions, and denials for awards, decorations, and medals is often complicated and time consuming research. Many of our collections are arranged by the award Case File Number created in response to a submission for an award, decoration, or medal. If the Case File Number is not known, locating the specific Case File may require significant research. A name index was not provided by the Department of the Navy at the time of the transfer of records. Some collections are arranged by the name of personnel. These collections are arranged alphabetically by “Last Name, First Name”. 

     

    The methods by which the Navy has collected, cataloged and filed award documentation has been conducted in a variety of formats. This includes arrangements by filling systems, by last name, by serial or case file numbers, by dates, or by a combination of these arrangements. When the National Archives receives these collections from the Department of the Navy, they typically do not have an index or similar catalog that identifies individual personnel by name. Researching an individual award, citation, or award case file for why an award was granted, downgraded, or denied is complex and challenging. To begin your research we recommend following the guidance and information provided below. 

     

    Navy Filing Manuals 

    Documentation relating to awards created by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps is often filed in accordance with the Navy filing system that is approved for use at the time the documentation is filed. Below is a brief exploration of the filing system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps starting in 1941.

     

    The following Navy Filing Codes relate to awards, citations, decorations, and medals. Use these codes when researching record series that are arranged by the 1941 Navy Filing Manual and the 1950 Navy Filing Manual. 

    P2-4 Hygiene (Accident Prevention Awards)

    P15 Commendations, Citations, and Medals (Units and Personnel - Military, Civilian, Foreign)

    A5 Exercises, Practices, and Competitions (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    A5-7 Engineering Performances (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    A5-9 Drills (Army/Navy “E” Awards)

    L24 Resources and Facilities 

    L24-1 Capacity and Output of Manufacturing Establishments

    QB4 - Awards and Decorations Board (verified up through 1954)

     

    Use the following codes when researching records arranged by the 1960 Navy Filing Manual. The Standard Subject Identification Code or SSIC filing system remains active to this day.

    SSIC 1650 Decorations, Medals, and Awards

    SSIC 3590 Competitions and Awards

    SSIC 4804 Plant Performance and Awards

    SSIC 5061 Public Service Awards

    SSIC 12453 Length of Service Awards

    SSIC 12454 Non-Navy Awards

     

    Prior to adopting the Navy Filing system the Marine Corps used a filing system called Ells-Dran. This filing system was discarded by the Marine Corps in the early 1940s and replaced with the 1941 Navy filing system. Use the following Ells-Dran filing codes when researching Marine Corps records filed in accordance with that system. 

    1740 Insignia, Badge, Medal [General]

    1740-# All Codes Thereunder 

    2035-90 Medals, Insignia, Good Conduct

     

    The information included in these records varies greatly. Most often, these records relate to the background information on such matters as recommendations for awards, award boards of review, correspondence regarding awards, and the approval, downgrading, and denial of awards. Occasionally, copies of award certificates may be included in the documents, however, these occurrences are often incidental. 

     

    We have identified the following collections as containing records that specifically relate to awards, citations, decorations, or medals. As you explore the records collections identified below, pay attention to the dates covered for each collection. The primary collections for research issues relating to awards are provided below: 

     

    Record Group 24

    Entry A1 14, Series: Award Recipients Lists for Service Rendered in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict, 1942-1953

    Entry A1 1030, Series: Award Recipients Lists for Service Rendered in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict, 1942-1963

    Entry A1 1031, Series: Service Medals and Engagement Stars Eligibility Files, 1942-1961

    Entry A1 1032-A, Series: Navy Unit and Presidential Unit Commendations Case Files, 1942-1963

    Entry A1 1032-B, Series: Case Files for Navy Unit Commendations and Presidential Unit Citations, 1903-1947

    Entry A1 1033, Series: Case Files of World War II Awards by Delegated Authority, 1944-1949

    Entry A1 1035-A, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1946

    Entry A1 1035-B, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1966-1968

    Entry A1 1035-C, Series: Decorations and Awards Records, 1972-1973

     

    Record Group 38

    Entry P 4, Series: Medals and Awards Citations FIles, 1941-1974

    Entry UD-09D 36, Series: Awards and Special Projects Branch, 1919-1973

     

    Record Group 80

    Entry A1 266-D, Series: Correspondence Relating to Recommendations for Awards, 1945-1947

    Entry A1 276, Series: Correspondence, Blank Forms, and other General Records Relating to the Civilian Awards Board, 1946

    Entry PC-36 1, Series: General Correspondence, 1944-1945 (Box 56-81 “E” Awards)

    Entry PC-36 16, Series: Board for Production Awards  General Correspondence, 1941-1945

    Entry PC-36 17, Series: List of Companies to Which Awards Were Granted, 1941-1945

    Entry UD 145, Series: Beneficial Suggestions Case Files relating to the Civilian Awards Board, 1943-1945

    Entry UD 146, Series: Civilian Awards Board Records of Beneficial Suggestions Case Files, 1946-1947

     

    Record Group 313

    Entry A1 227, Series: Records Relating to the Fleet Aircraft Norfolk, War Diaries, Operation Action Reports, Awards, and Histories, 1943-1946

    Entry A1 230, Series: Formerly Secret Records Relating to Histories, Squadron Operation Orders, Awards and Decorations, War Diaries, and Presentations, 1943-1946

    Entry A1 236, Series: Formerly Confidential Records Relating to Recommendations for Awards, Serials, and Action Reports [Blue 628, Confidential Recommendations for Awards, Serials, and Action Reports], 1944-1945

    Entry P 16, Series: Red 66; Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT), Awards to Enlisted Personnel, 1945-1946

    Entry P 94, Series: Classified Awards Files, 1942-1945

    Entry P 100, Series: Ship Awards, Commendations, and Personnel Administration Files, 1942-1945

    Entry P 113, Series: Medal and Award Files, 1944-1947

    Entry UD 1122, Series: Communications, Office Files, Navy Logs, and Awards Files [Red 531, Communications, Office Files, Navy Logs, and Awards Files of the Commander, Second Carrier Task Force (CMDR, 2nd C.T.F.)], 1944-1945

    Entry UD 1469, Series: U.S. Pacific Fleet. U.S. Seventh Fleet. (7th Fleet/ COMNAVFORWESPAC): Red 169, Confidential Awards Files, 1952-1955

    Entry UD 2038, Series: U.S. Pacific Fleet. Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet. (COMSUBPAC): Blue 470, Awards Files and Patrol Reports, 1942-1951

     

    Record Group 428

    Entry P 14, Series: Subject Files and Citations of Awards to Foreign Personnel, 1920-1953

    Entry P 15, Series: Fleet Marine Force Pacific Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1965-1967

    Entry P 16, Series: Fleet Marine Force Atlantic Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1965-1966

    Entry P 17, Series: Pacific Fleet and Fleet Marine Force Awards Serial Files, 1965-1967

    Entry P 18, Series: Seventh Fleet Awards Serial Files, 1950-1953

    Entry P 20, Series: Vietnam War Prisoner of War (POW) Awards Case Files, 1973

    Entry P 21, Series: Records Relating to Awards by Delegated Authority, 1966-1968

    Entry P 22, Series: Awards Case Files, 1966-1975

    Entry UD-09W 5, Series: Decorations and Medals Case Files, 1975-1983

    Entry UD-19W 1, Series: Meeting Minutes, Serial Files, and Award Summary Files, 1983-1992

    Entry UD-WW 9, Series: Awards Case Files, 1952-1965

    Entry UD-WW 85, Series: Board of Decorations and Medals Alphabetical Awards Citation Files, 1920-1970

    Entry UD-WW 134, Series: Board of Decorations and Medals Records Relating to Determining Eligibility for Combat Retirement Benefits

    Entry UD-WW 135, Series: Korean War Air Medal Citation Files, 1951-1953

    Entry UD-WW 190, Series: Awards Case Files, 1952-1965

    Entry UD-WW 353, Series: Records Relating to Awards, 1943

     

    In addition to the Series listed above, dating between 1940-1960 a large collection of records relating to awards is held in Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the following Series under Navy Filing Code P15 or SSIC Number 1650, depending on the dates the documentation was filed.

     

    Record Group 24, Entry PI-123 90-B, Series: General Correspondence, 1941-1945, Boxes 1791-1927.

    Record Group 24, Entry A1 1003, Series: Formerly Confidential General Correspondence, 1925-1960, Boxes 335-339, 495, 600, 680, and 706.

    Record Group 24, Entry A1 1001, Series: Administrative And Management Division; General Correspondence, 1946-1960, Boxes 196-258, 505-514, 656-660, 734-736, 835-837, 904-905, 956-957, 1004, 1018-1019, 1053-1054.

    We will be happy to make the records and their finding aids available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room (Room 2000) here at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Please visit our website for information about visiting the National Archives in College Park, MD, including how to schedule a research visit.

     

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    RR2RR 24-08956-JAH 

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