2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2018 9:37 AM by Holly Rivet

    Can a niece request the record for an uncle who has no surviving family?

    Patricia Hoversten Newbie

      Can a niece request military history for an uncle who has no family ? He served in the Army in WWII in the Pacific.

        • Re: Can a niece request the record for an uncle who has no surviving family?
          Elliot Schneider Scout

          Hello Patricia,

           

          You may find most world war 2 records are archival, and can be requested by a non family member or without direct NOK. However there are some restrictions in what is releaseable. When requesting you will need service member's full name, DOB, service number, place of birth, social security.

           

           

           

          Thanks,

           

           

          Elliot

          • Re: Can a niece request the record for an uncle who has no surviving family?
            Holly Rivet Adventurer

            Hello Ms. Hoversten,

             

            Thank you for contacting the History Hub!

             

            You may be able to request his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) from the National Archives in St. Louis depending on when he was discharged from service.  These records are releasable to the public when the date of separation becomes 62 years from today’s date. We recommend contacting the St. Louis location to make an inquiry.

             

            National Archives and Records Administration

            National Archives at St. Louis

            ATTN: RL-SL

            PO Box 38757

            St. Louis, MO 63138

             

            Also, we recommend searching the National Archives Access to Archival Database to gather more information on members who served in the Army during WWII.  Typical information found here includes date and place of enlistment, service number, education, civilian occupation, marital status and more.

             

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

             

            Holly Rivet

             

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