1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 7, 2018 10:43 AM by Research Services at the National Archives

    Seeking location of U.S.N. records for WW I & WW II vets

    Dianne Holley Newbie

      I'd like to know if records do exist for the following and whether they are in St Louis or D.C., please

      WW I -  Ellwood Vickery and Louise Vickery Mowers (Yoeman F) from Connecticut

      WW II - Albert J. Krajacich, U.S.S. Idaho, from California

      Thanks!

        • Re: Seeking location of U.S.N. records for WW I & WW II vets
          Research Services at the National Archives Tracker

          Dear Ms. Holley,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Military Service Records for those Navy servicemen who served prior to 1886 are located at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

           

          Military Service Records, or what is now called the Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs), for Navy servicemen retired or discharged between 1886 and 1994 are held at the National Archives in St. Louis. These records are releasable to the public when the date of separation becomes 62 years from today’s date.  You may request these OMPFs to view in our Research Room or complete an SF-180 form and send it to the following address:  

           

          National Archives and Records Administration

          National Archives at St. Louis

          ATTN: RL-SL

          PO Box 38757

          St. Louis, MO 63138

           

          Once you know the ships/units they served in, please post your request on History Hub!

           

          We hope this information is helpful!