2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2021 10:11 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Looking for pages from a CINCPOA document

    Tobi Bodway Wayfarer

      I'm trying to locate the following pages: CINCPOA  "Administrative History of the North Pacific Area" Vol 156, United States Naval Administration in World War II (Washington: Department of the Navy, 1945) pp. 264-278. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

        • Re: Looking for pages from a CINCPOA document
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Tobi,

           

          You maybe trying to find the COMALSEAFRON also known as Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. This is the 3/1945 report, and please view the additional information on 3/19/1945.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

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          • Re: Looking for pages from a CINCPOA document
            Rachael Salyer Ranger

            Dear Tobi Bodway,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series World War II Command Files in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that includes a Command History for the Naval Forces, North Pacific Force that might be of interest to you. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records.

             

            We also located the series World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories in Record Group 38 that includes a number of Administrative Histories; however, we were unable to locate a history for the North Pacific Force in this series. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online using the Catalog.

             

            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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            Finally, the Navy Department Library at the Washington Navy Yard has a collection of the WWII administrative histories. We suggest that you contact them for further assistance.

             

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

             

            [Some information provided by Nate Patch, Subject Matter Expert.]

             

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