2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2022 9:11 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking military records of William Manino, Sr during WW2

    Derick Jeansonne Newbie

      Hey there! I’m trying to find out some info on my great grandfather’s military history in WW2. He was in the Europe Theater. My grandfather never talked about his dad. He passed away before I was born. As a kid, I would look at the German medals, crosses, badges. He came home and became a NOPD officer. His name is William Manino, Sr. Can I find something out about him?  That would be awesome! Thanks

        • Re: Seeking military records of William Manino, Sr during WW2
          Elliot Schneider Guide



          Here is some information. Here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89927172/william-f.-manino


          Name:William F Manino
          Marital status:Married
          Birth Year:1917
          Education:Grammar school
          Civil Occupation:Semiskilled asbestos and insulation workers
          Enlistment Date:19 Jun 1941
          Enlistment Place:Jacksonville Army Air Field, Florida
          Service Number:34078403
          Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          Source:Civil Life


          Name:William F Manino
          Birth Date:7 Feb 1917
          Death Date:13 Jan 1982
          Enlistment Branch:ARMY
          Enlistment Date:19 Jun 1941
          Discharge Date:1 Sep 1943



          WW2 Hospital Admission Cards:


          Name:William F Manino
          Race:White/Mexican (White)
          Rank:Enlisted Man
          Admission Age:25
          Birth Date:abt 1918
          Birth Place:USA
          Admission Date:Aug 1943
          Admission Place:Camp Croft, South Carolina
          Discharge Date:Sep 1943
          Military Branch:Medical Department
          Diagnosis:Diagnosis: Asthma; Diagnosis: Asthma, bronchial
          Injured in Line of Duty:Not in Line of Duty, existed prior to entry into service
          Type of Discharge:Disch for disability in LOD, Sec II [may also incl Disch for Disab (not LOD & existed prior to svc) or Cert of Disab Disch, Misconduct for part of Feb, March & Apr (1943) disp cases]
          Length of Service:2 years - 3 years
          Service Number:34078403
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          • Re: Seeking military records of William Manino, Sr during WW2
            Rachael Salyer Ranger

            Dear Mr. Jeansonne,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of your great grandfather’s 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.


            We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes 1 file related to William Manino. Please use the information in this 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.


            Since your great grandfather worked for the NOPD - City of New Orleans Police Department, it is possible that his employment records there include information about his military service as well. We suggest that you contact NOPD, the New Orleans City Archives & Special Collections, or the Louisiana State Archives for further assistance.


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