1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 6, 2018 12:37 PM by Holly Rivet

    3920th Squadron at Brize Norton, UK?

    Andy Moss Newbie

      Does anyone know of a register of recruits for 3920th Strategic Unit attached to 7th Air Division at Brize Norton, Oxford, England from 1952 onwards?

       

      I am looking for someone who was based in the Food Service Squadron who was based there Nov 1952 onwards. I have a first name and birthdate but no surname.

       

      Can anyone help?

        • Re: 3920th Squadron at Brize Norton, UK?
          Holly Rivet Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Moss,

           

          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!

           

          The Air Force did not provide rosters for this time period.  We would recommend the Air Force Morning Reports (Record Group 342) in the custody of National Archives at St. Louis. This series covers the years 1947-1966.  These are daily reports created by the Air Force for routine administrative purposes.  They contain the following information: date, name of reporting unit, parent unit location, arm of service, and a tabular breakdown of the unit’s composition by rank.

           

          An individual will only be reported if they caused a change in the unit’s strength (transfer, sick, AWOL, etc.).  If a person is mentioned, the report will include their name, rank, and service number. When a date and location of discharge is known, a researcher can track a service member by going through this series backward in time.

           

          Researchers must specify the organizational unit and date. NARA staff can then use an index to locate the microfilm reel or paper report for the given unit on a particular date.  Upon request, we will provide digitized images on DVD of organizational records, each taken from a roll of microfilm created by the Department of the Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s.  The original paper documents no longer exist. The response time for future requests may be six or more months, depending upon our available resources and the total volume of requests received. 

           

          If you would like to personally view the rosters or morning reports, we will make them available, by appointment only, in our Archival Research Room located at the National Personnel Records Center, Archival Research Room, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138. For a small fee, you may print copies of the pages you want from the microfilm. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Archival Research Room in advance, by phone at (314) 801-0850 or by email at stlarr.archives@nara.gov.

           

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

           

          Holly Rivet

          St. Louis, MO

           

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