2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2021 2:45 PM by Rachael Salyer Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Seeking information on World War 2 Veteran Paul Joseph Harris

    Luke Sowieralski Adventurer

      Hello do you have any information on WW2 veteran Paul Joseph Harris born 1923 died 1998 in Seattle Washington. Sergeant, US Army Air Force WW2?

        • Re: Seeking information on World War 2 Veteran Paul Joseph Harris
          Theresa Vennie Scout

          Hello Luke:

           

          Please find attached information that I found on Ancestry. 

           

          DOB: 26 Apr 1923 Seattle Washington

          Death: 28 Oct 1998 Seattle Washington

           

          Father: Joseph Henry Harris (born Bear River N.S. Canada) 02 Sep 1897

          Mother: Margery L. Harris (born Medford Ont. Canada) 26 Jan 1903

           

          I hope this information is helpful to your research.

           

          Regards,

          Theresa

           

           

           

           

           

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          • Re: Seeking information on World War 2 Veteran Paul Joseph Harris
            Rachael Salyer Ranger

            Dear Mr. Sowieralski,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of Sgt. Harris’ Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 and for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and before 1959 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. 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.

             

            We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes 10 files for individuals named "Harris, Paul J.". If you believe any of these individuals is the Paul Joseph Harris you are researching, you may use the information in the file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).

             

            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 research!



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