1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2021 11:35 AM by Robert Crumley

    How do I find my mother's WWII navy records?

    Marcia Hardin Newbie

      My mother was an overseas long distance specialist and I think based out of Santa Barbara

        • Re: How do I find my mother's WWII navy records?
          Robert Crumley Scout

          Dear Ms. Hardin,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of her Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted individuals of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. 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.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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!