1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 23, 2021 3:27 PM by Charlie Busch

    Does the Army have award cards for WWII?

    Robert Anderson Wayfarer

      Does the Army have award cards similar to the ones the Air Force has in "Awards Cards,1942 - 1963"? I am looking to see what awards my relatives received during their time in WWII.

        • Re: Does the Army have award cards for WWII?
          Charlie Busch Wayfarer

          Dear Mr. Anderson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 51 series in various record groups that consist of award files during the 1940s. Unfortunately, they are arranged by unit instead of by the name of the awardee. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of their 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 for each relative and mail them to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

           

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