1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 8, 2021 2:35 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Searching for Army Air Corps General Order No. 1712 (1944)

    htiatd Newbie

      Hello! I am searching for  Army Air Corps G.O. #1712, Hq 15th Air Force, July 8, 1944. This information is directly transcribed from his citation card I've found on file. There is a Silver Star citation this General Order is associated with. Looking to get any information related to the Silver Star, including any handwritten notes (if anything has been scanned) particularly of interest are 5 digit code numbers (it will help tracking some artifacts associated with this pilot). Many thanks in advance for your time and help.

        • Re: Searching for Army Air Corps General Order No. 1712 (1944)
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Htiatd,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Decimal Files, 1941 - ca. 1945 of the Air Staff Personnel office in the  Records of the Army Air Forces (Record Group 18) that may have records concerning this award under decimals 200.6 (awards) and 300.4 (orders). Also, the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to the U.S. Army Air Force units.  We searched the Air Force History Index for the microfilm and located 15th Air Force General Orders for July 1944 on Reel A6418. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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