Dear Mr. Fernandes,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941-1946 in the Records of the Army Air Forces (Record Group 18) that includes 58 files related to the 350th Fighter Group which may be of interest to you. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com for access to and information about these records.
RDT2 also has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 3 files that pertain to the 1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron. Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. Since the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 for access to them.
Next, we identified the series General Orders, Directives, Memorandums, and Reports, 1943-1945 in the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165) that includes information about the U.S. Army Air Forces agreement with Brazil. These records have not been digitized. Please contact RDT2 for assistance with them.
Plus, we located the series Rome Field Station Intelligence and Personalities Records, 1943-1945 in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) includes records related to Allied prisoner-of-war (POW) escapes, interrogations, and repatriation that may include some relevant information. These records have not been digitized. Please contact RDT2 with any questions you may have about them.
In addition, we located the series Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies' Activities, Facilities, and Personnel - World War II and Korean War, ca. 1940 - ca. 1980 in the Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations (Record Group 342) that contains this image which includes 2nd Lt. Roberto Brandini, 7 images related to the "1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron", and 47 images related to the "First Brazilian Fighter Squadron" . The series Photographic Albums of Prints of Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 9/1942-12/1945 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Transportation (Record Group 336) also contains 2 images related to the "1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron" and 4 images related to the "First Brazilian Fighter Squadron". These images have been digitized and may be viewed online in the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about these records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RDSS. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Finally, we suggest that you contact the Arquivo Nacional (Brazilian National Archives) to see if they can offer you any additional assistance with records related to Brazilian military service.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!