2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2021 10:37 AM by Jillian Minerva

    Seeking information about Gene Applegarth, potential Operative

    Nancy Faber Newbie

      Researching information on Gene Applegarth. Born 01/10/1922 in Utah. Served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946. We believe he as a CIA asset overseas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

        • Re: Seeking information about Gene Applegarth, potential Operative
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Nancy,

           

          Here is some information. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116567549/gene-applegarth

           

           

          Name:Gene Applegarth
          Gender:Male
          Birth Date:10 Jan 1922
          Death Date:31 Jul 1990
          551240536
          Enlistment Branch:A
          Enlistment Date:29 May 1943
          Discharge Date:28 Feb 1946

           

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          • Re: Seeking information about Gene Applegarth, potential Operative
            Jillian Minerva Adventurer

            Dear Ms. Faber,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We suggest that you request a copy of his 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 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 a file pertaining to Gene Applegarth. Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his/her 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.

             

            Next, we checked the National Archives Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Personal Name Index (the OSS was a precursor to the CIA), but Mr. Applegarth’s name was not located. We also searched the Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962 in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) but his name was not located.

             

            It is possible he was in service after 1946. For OSS/CIA personnel records after 1946, please write to the Information and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. 20505. When requesting records on an individual other than yourself, please request access to the file under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provide the following for the CIA to conduct an effective search: Provide a reasonable description of the record(s) requested, provide your full name and address, provide a statement about your fee category and your willingness to pay applicable fees, and requests must be submitted in English. The CIA will charge a search fee regardless of the results. For more information on how to submit a FOIA request, please refer to the CIA website.

             

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