1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 10, 2021 9:04 AM by Zachary Dabbs

    Seeking records of Polish Guards in France

    Jack Bosch Newbie

      I served in US Army with members of Labor Service in France in mid-1960s. At this time, I am inquiring if Tatars were included in this group. If so, please advise details

        • Re: Seeking records of Polish Guards in France
          Zachary Dabbs Scout

          Dear Mr. Bosch,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records of Annual General Inspections and Other Records, 1967 - 1975 in the Records of United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) that may include information about Tatars serving in the Civilian Labor Service Units in France. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          In addition, foreign nationals such as Polish citizens not officially inducted into the American Army were considered civilian employees by the U.S. Government. Official Personnel Files (OPF) and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity since 1952 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center Annex. Written requests may be mailed or faxed to National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. The fax number is 618-935-3014. Please include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of the employing Federal agency, and beginning and ending dates of Federal service. Certain information in the OPF may not be available to the general public without the written consent of the individual. For more information, please check the Official Personnel Folders (OPF),Federal (non-archival) Holdings and Access website.

           

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