1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 4, 2019 7:40 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking records for Paul Klekot, 410th Bomb Squad, 94th Bomb Group




      I am looking for info regarding Paul Klekot from 410th Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force.  He was at Drew Field, FL in June 1944 for overseas training, then station in Rougham, England in August 1944.  Any help would be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking records for Paul Klekot, 410th Bomb Squad, 94th Bomb Group
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Burke,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941 - 1946 (also called the “Mission Reports”) in the Records of the Army Air Forces (Record Group 18) that includes 392 file units of the 94th Bomb Group.  We were unable to locate specific records of the 410th Bomb Squadron.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the group. Other than the loading lists, there is very little, if any, personal related information in the records. For access and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Historical and operational records of the 410th Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group have been microfilmed by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA). 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 conduct your search for 410th Bomb Squadron, records, please enter SQUADRON/0410/BOMB in the search window of the index 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 14 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/.


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


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