4 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2021 5:12 PM by familytreevets

    Looking for information about a Marine from WWII

    Edward Nulton Newbie

      I’m looking for any information about my grandfather Elwood Jacob Conden. He was a Marine that fought during WWII. I know that he spent time in Okinawa but that’s all I got from him before he passed on.

        • Re: Looking for information about a Marine from WWII
          Shane Bell Wayfarer

          Dear Mr. Nulton,


          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!


          Perhaps the best place to begin would be to request a search for the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) of Mr. Conden from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.  Information on these files and how to order can be found here: https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel-archival


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          • Re: Looking for information about a Marine from WWII
            familytreevets Wayfarer

            His Veteran's Compensation file from Pennsylvania gives the follow service:

            18 May 1944  Entered the Service, Philadelphia, PA.

            18 May 1944 to 8 May 1945 Stateside service.

            9 May 1945 to 8 Jan 1946 Overseas service

            9 Jan 1946 to 2 Feb 1946 Stateside service

            2 Feb 1946 Separated from service, Banbridge, MD.

            Service number: 967277


            Marine Corps muster rolls are on Ancestry dot com and other paid sites. Here is a summary:


            July 1944

            Eleventh Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Barracks, Parris Island, S C


            October 1944

            Aircraft Engineering Squadron 44, USMCAS, Cherry Point, North Carolina


            Jan 1945

            Mwbs-9, 9Th Maw, Fmf, U. S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina


            July 1945

            Marine Fighting Squadron 222, c/o FPO, San Francisco, California.

            (he was overseas at his point; this was his mailing address)