1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 12, 2019 7:05 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking Military records for Ralph Wake Nelson,WWII

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      Looking for information on my father who served aboard the USS Montpelier and the USS Missouri during WWII.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking Military records for Ralph Wake Nelson,WWII
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Nelson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the USS Montpelier (CL-57) for 9 September 1942 to December 1945 and the USS Missouri (BB-63) for 11 June 1944 to September 1945. We also located Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1939-1948 in Record Group 24 that include muster rolls of the USS Montpelier for 9 September 1942 to December 1945 and the USS Missouri for 11 June 1944 to September 1945. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          If you haven’t already, we suggest that you request a copy of your father’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and 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.

           

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

           

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