1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 6, 2021 1:41 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Looking for Air Force personnel records for the 1960s

    Daniel Engelke Newbie

      I am looking for Air Force records between 1961-July 1967.

        • Re: Looking for Air Force personnel records for the 1960s
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Engelke,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Air Force after 1958 and before May 1, 1994 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. To request the personnel files of a specific member of the US Air Force, 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. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records. Please note that these records are arranged by the last name of the person and not by the unit or specifc time period.


          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!