2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2021 11:33 AM by Elliot Schneider

    where did George Jorella die in WW II

    Stella Holmes Newbie

      I am trying to find out where my Uncle Pvt. George Jorella died in WW II. Service number 36466551. Died in September 1944.

        • Re: where did George Jorella die in WW II
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Holmes,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for U.S. Army personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For more information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          We also suggest that you request a copy of his 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 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


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          • Re: where did George Jorella die in WW II
            Elliot Schneider Guide



            Here is some additional information below, you also might want to obtain AAR otherwise known as After Action Reports of the 5th Infantry Division. There also maybe Regimental records of the 10th INF within those records that may give you some clues on the particulars of the battle.




            Name:George Jorella
            Race:White, includes Mexican (White)
            Rank:Enlisted Man
            Admission Date:Oct 1944
            Discharge Date:Oct 1944
            Military Branch:Infantry, General or Unspecified
            Diagnosis:SecondLocation: Unknown, code not applicable; ; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Other or Unspec to Blast, Fragments, Debris
            Type of Injury:Casualty, battle
            Injured in Line of Duty:In line of duty
            Type of Discharge:Died
            Service Number:36466551
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