2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2019 2:28 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking records of 9th Air Force, WWII

    Elliot Schneider Navigator

      Hello NARA,

       

      Looking for records and General Orders for the HQ 9th Air Force for 1943-1945.

       

      Thanks,

      Elliot Schneider

        • Re: Seeking records of 9th Air Force, WWII
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Schneider,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 1 series and 6 file units of the Ninth Air Force during WWII. For access to these records, please contact the reference unit listed in the Archived Copies section of the description.

           

          Many of the historical and operational records of the Ninth Air Force have been microfilmed by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA). The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has a copy of the microfilm. For access to the microfilm, please use the index to the Air Force History microfilm available at http://www.airforcehistoryindex.org/

           

          To use the index, please enter FORCE/0009/AIR in the search window and narrow your search by including 12/7/1941 in the Start Date and 12/31/1945 in the End Date before clicking the Search button. The results should be 995 records. Read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. If the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 via email at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to them. If the reel number begins with D - Z, the microfilm is still security classified and RDT2 will not be able to make the reel available to you. The original paper copy from which the film was created is still in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and has been declassified. For access to these records, please contact AFHRA, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL  36112-6424. The web site is https://www.afhra.af.mil/. They also have custody of the Army Air Force general orders.

           

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

           

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