3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2019 9:13 AM by rsimons

    Seeking Official Military Personnel File for Uncle in Normandy Invasion.

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      I am trying to locate the Official Military Personnel File for an Army Veteran (my uncle Ruggiero) KIA during the 1944 WWII Normandy Invasion. I want to determine where, when, and how he was killed.

        • Re: Seeking Official Military Personnel File for Uncle in Normandy Invasion.
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Michael,

           

          You have any additional information pertaining to your uncle name, DOB, and so on. There are many additional sources that can be checked if you can provide any more details.

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking Official Military Personnel File for Uncle in Normandy Invasion.
            Holly Rivet Tracker

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            You may be able to request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) from the National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis. These files contain basic biographical information as well as military training and bases where they served. Often times they also include identification pictures and personal correspondence.

             

            These records are available to view in our Research Room for no charge or you may complete an SF-180 form and send it to the following address:

             

            NPRC Mailing Address:

            National Personnel Records Center

            Military Personnel Records

            1 Archives Drive

            St. Louis, MO 63138

            Phone: 314-801-0800

            Fax: 314-801-9195

             

            You may also request his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) by submitting a completed SF-180 to the National Archives at St. Louis.  Records from this series may contain reports of the soldier's final moments, transportation of the remains, and correspondence with the family. 

             

            National Archives - St. Louis

            ATTN: RL-SL

            P.O. Box 38757

            St. Louis, MO

            63138-0757

             

             

            We hope this information has been helpful!

             

            Sincerely,

            Holly Rivet

            • Re: Seeking Official Military Personnel File for Uncle in Normandy Invasion.
              Scout

              Dear Mr. Galaty,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1957 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.

              Additionally, the information you seek may be contained in an Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). For WWII-1976, the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for men with surnames A-L. You may contact the National Archives at St. Louis via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. They have not yet received the records of veterans with surnames M-Z. In order to request those records please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.

              We hope this information is helpful.

               

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