3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2022 8:26 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Navy records of Frank Eagan

    Myra Martin Newbie

      Searching for Naval records of Frank Eagan. Had ties to VA, born around 1900 +/-   Based in or near Quantico, believed to have been killed in airplane, perhaps as pilot.

        • Re: Seeking Navy records of Frank Eagan
          Elliot Schneider Guide



          Based on the limited information you gave me I was able to find some items. Here is some information. Looks like he spent some time in Haiti, Port Au Prince, Quantico, and Nicaragua


          According to the record he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5023382/frank-p.m.-eagan






          Name:Frank Patrick Mathies Eagan
          Record Type:Military Service
          Birth Date:18 Nov 1901
          Residence Place:Dorchester, Massachusetts
          Death Date:20 Nov 1936




          Please see the muster roll showing the results of his incident on NOV 1936


          Name:Frank P M Eagan
          Muster Date:Nov 1936
          Station:Vb Squadron 6m, Aircraft One, First Marine Brigade, Fmf, Quantico, Virginia




          Marine Corps Muster Rolls:


          Name:Frank P F Eagan
          Muster Date:Nov 1930
          Station:Aviation Service Company One, Aricraft Squadrons, Ecef, Mb, Quantico, Virginia


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          • Re: Seeking Navy records of Frank Eagan
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Ms. Martin,

            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 medical records of members of the U.S. Navy and the US Marine Corps who died while in service during the 1900s and before 1960 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.  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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Navy and Marine Corps Casualty Records, 1898 - 1970  in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may include a file for Frank Eagan. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


            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 RL-SL.  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.


            U.S. Navy aircraft accident reports from 1920 through 1969 are in the custody of the Naval Aviation History Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC 20374-5060.  The reports are a record of operational losses and normally do not include combat losses. Requesters must have the type of aircraft and date of the accident in order to obtain a copy of the report that is available only on microfilm. Reports prior to July 1955 are fully releasable. Requests for reports after July 1955 need to be submitted through FOIA.


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