2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2019 1:55 PM by Patrick Power

    Navy Medical Records for Specific Event

    Patrick Power Wayfarer

      My father was involved with an incident that occurred on 11 May 1944, just outside Boston Harbor, in which seventeen men aboard the USS YF-415 died, and thirteen men were rescued. (Fourteen were actually rescued, but one of them died of severe burns the following day.)

      The injured men were taken to Chelsea Naval Hospital near Boston, a facility which was decommissioned in 1974.

      I will be at the National Archives next week, and I was wondering if I might be able to access the medical records of those that were treated at the hospital, and if so, what would be the most efficient way of locating the records.

      Would medical records only be available via specific individual's personnel records (St. Louis)? Or are the records from Chelsea all available in one location and searchable by an individual's name?