3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2022 9:23 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking military records of Jerome Charles Kass

    Scott Kass Newbie

      Jerome Charles Kass, Company A, 52nd Armored infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division who served in WW2.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Jerome Charles Kass
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Scott,

           

          Here is some information.

           

          Name:Jerome C Kass
          Race:White
          Marital status:Single, without dependents (Single)
          Rank:Private
          Birth Year:1923
          Nativity State or Country:Ohio
          Citizenship:Citizen
          Education:3 years of high school
          Civil Occupation:Stock clerks
          Enlistment Date:25 Jan 1943
          Enlistment Place:Cincinnati, Ohio
          Service Number:35684180
          Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          Source:Civil Life
          Height:70
          Weight:143

           

           

          Name:Jerome C Kass
          Gender:Male
          Birth Date:8 Oct 1923
          Death Date:19 Oct 1978
          Enlistment Date:25 Jan 1943
          Discharge Date:16 Feb 1945

           

           

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          • Re: Seeking military records of Jerome Charles Kass
            Scott Kass Newbie

            Thanks Elliot !  Greatly appreciated, I am also looking for Service records

            • Re: Seeking military records of Jerome Charles Kass
              Lisha Penn Ranger

              Dear Mr. Kass,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that includes records of the 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division during WWII. We also located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes the 25 file units titled 9th Armored Division during the 1940s. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of Company A.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion.

               

              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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

               

              Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.  Also, 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.

               

              You may wish to contact the U.S. Army Center of Military History for more information about the 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division.

               

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