1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 8, 2019 9:06 AM by Lisha Penn

    seeking information about US Navy in Guam 1948-1952


      I am trying to find information for my grandfather about the US Navy's actions in Guam between 1948-1952. He was serving there at the time and is trying to remember the name of the ship he was assigned to. He thinks it was the USS Asseria? Or something to that effect. The main mission of the ship was to sweep for mines in the China Sea.


      Thank you.

        • Re: seeking information about US Navy in Guam 1948-1952
          Lisha Penn Ranger

          Dear Mr. Newbold,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Your grandfather’s enlistment records should be part of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service prior to 1955 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.


          Once you have the OMPF, you should request his unit or ship’s records.


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


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