3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2022 9:00 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking military records of uncle

    Jana James Newbie

      Trying to find out about my Uncle who served in WWII and then attended Biarritz American University. No idea as to unit he was in. How do I obtain this information.  He died in 1995.

        • Re: Seeking military records of uncle
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          Jana,

           

          Do you have any additional information on your uncle. Name, DOB, place of birth.

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          • Re: Seeking military records of uncle
            Jana James Newbie

            His name was legally Jasper Glen Phillips. DOB was Dec 14th 1924 born in Cleburne County Arkansas. Heber Springs was the county seat. Enlisted and I believe it is A. Glen Phillips in Little rock on July 2,1943.  If so, his service number was 38510224. Date of death was May 8th 1995. Died in Little Rock, I believe in Baptist Hospital.  Have a letter from the VA where my aunt checked into any benefits he may have had. Has a file number of 432-30-0626/00 and is J G Phill. Thanks

             

            • Re: Seeking military records of uncle
              Lisha Penn Ranger

              Dear Ms. James,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History hub!

               

              We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1939 - 1/1/1949 that include a Jasper G Phillips on the muster rolls of the USS Minneapolis (CA-36) for May 1941 and USS Dixie (AD-14) for September and December 1941. We also located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the USS Minneapolis and USS Dixie (AD-14) during WWII. Some of these records have been digitized and are available for viewing using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized  records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

               

              We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. 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 review the history of the Dixie II (AD-14) on the Naval History & Heritage Command website for during WWII.

               

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