1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 16, 2021 8:10 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking records of 1st Air Warning Group

    Michael Hobbs Newbie

      I'm seeking details and documentation about the Marine Corps 1st Air Warning Group located at Cherry Point, NC during World War II. Specifically, I am seeking records about the service of James E. Webb and his work in development of the transportable air control radar systems used by the Group and the Air Warning Squadrons.

        • Re: Seeking records of 1st Air Warning Group
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Mr. Hobbs,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 2 series titled War Diaries and Unit Histories, 1944-1946; and Central Correspondence, 1936-1951 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that may contain information about the 1st Marine Air Warning Group in Cherry Point, North Carolina. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We suggest that you review these websites: Marine Corps History Division, Histories Branch; and Subordinate Units for additional information and/or resources.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!