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Here is some information where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37993591/norbert-j.-rioux
The information you need pertaining to OSS files on him will be found in OSS Personnel Files RG 226 Entry 224
Box# 646 Location 230/86/39/04
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31073979 31073979 NAME RIOUX#NORBERT#J######### RIOUX#NORBERT#J######### RESIDENCE: STATE 13 MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENCE: COUNTY 013 HAMPDEN PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1328 FT DEVENS MASSACHUSETTS DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 23 23 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY K9 BRITISH NORTH AMERICA or CANADA or LABRADOR or NEWFOUNDLAND YEAR OF BIRTH 20 20 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP J White, not yet a citizen EDUCATION 8 4 years of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 007 Chemists, assayers, and metallurgists MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0391 0391 FILM REEL NUMBER 3.112 3.11
Dear Mr. Kean,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located one file for Rioux, Norbert J., Sgt. - [Serial Number] 31073979 in the series Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (Record Group 226). These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these records.
We also located 1 file for Rioux, Norbert J. on image 329 of the series Award Cards, 1942-1963 in the Records of the National Archives and Record Administration (Record Group 64) that were created by the Army Air Forces. These cards have been digitized and can be viewed online in the Catalog.
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