2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2021 10:52 AM by Charleen Vocca

    Seeking deployment records of Julius Fujito

    A B Newbie

      I am seeking the deployment records of my grandfather, Julius Fujito (also spelled Fugito). He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served in the 442d Infantry Regiment, then enlisted in the Air Force in 1954.

        • Re: Seeking deployment records of Julius Fujito
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Ms. Baltes,

           

          Here is some information on your grandfather. You can use this information when requesting his records, but currently NPRC is only excepting "Emergency Request" normal request will have to wait. Hoping sometime soon.

           

          Field TitleValueMeaning
          ARMY SERIAL NUMBER3993996839939968
          NAMEFUJITO#JULIUS###########FUJITO#JULIUS###########
          RESIDENCE: STATE92IDAHO
          RESIDENCE: COUNTY087WASHINGTON
          PLACE OF ENLISTMENT9629FT DOUGLAS UTAH
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY2727
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH0101
          DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR4545
          GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATIONPVT#Private
          GRADE: CODE8Private
          BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATIONNO#No branch assignment
          BRANCH: CODE02No branch assignment
          FIELD USE AS DESIRED##
          TERM OF ENLISTMENT5Enlistment 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 PERSONNEL0Civil Life
          NATIVITY91CALIFORNIA
          YEAR OF BIRTH2323
          RACE AND CITIZENSHIP4Japanese, citizen
          EDUCATION44 years of high school
          CIVILIAN OCCUPATION989Unskilled miscellaneous occupations, n.e.c.
          MARITAL STATUS6Single, without dependents
          COMPONENT OF THE ARMY7Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          CARD NUMBER##
          BOX NUMBER14861486
          FILM REEL NUMBER7.57#7.57#
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          • Re: Seeking deployment records of Julius Fujito
            Charleen Vocca Adventurer

            Dear Ms. Baltes,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that includes records of the 442nd Infantry Regiment during WWII. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army during WWII and after are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Air Force after 1953 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. Military personnel records are completely opened to the public 62 years after the veteran leaves the military. If less than 62 years have passed since the veteran’s discharge date (to include any reserve time), certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records and Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Holdings.

             

            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. Also, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

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