1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2019 12:55 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Is AF945F31 a military service number?


      I found a dogtag on the beach and I am trying to track down the owner. As a disabled vet, I know my tags are still important to me and if this lost tag belongs to a vet, I would like to return it to the vet or the family. Thanks for the help!

        • Re: Is AF945F31 a military service number?
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Mathes,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Air Force Service Numbers for male personnel in the 1950s began with the letters “AF.” We are not sure what the additional letter “F” signifies. Therefore, we suggest that you contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA), 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424 or via https://www.afhra.af.mil/Contact-Us/. AFHRA also may have access to a listing of names.


          Once you have a name, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can forward a message from you to the veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA, and they have an address on record. To forward a message, please write your message and place it in an unsealed, stamped envelope. Also include a note to the VA explaining who it is you are trying to reach and add as much identifying information as you have. Place all of this in another envelope addressed to the nearest Veterans Affairs Regional Office (you can find the address at https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp). If the veteran is in their records, your message to the veteran will be sealed and the envelope addressed to the address they have on file for the veteran. Please note that the veteran may not have informed the VA of a change of address, so they cannot guarantee receipt of your message. If the veteran receives your note, it is then up to the veteran to contact you.


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


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