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If you have made a request to NPRC in St. Louis and have received a response in the past saying they didn't find anything. I would try again if it has been sometime ago since you filled a request for records.You can also try searching auxillary records and requesting final pay records and morning reports as additional information pertaining to your relative. I Also if he resident of Illinois I would reach out to the Illinois state veterans office. If you dont get anywhere with the state then try local County Veterans office of the city or town that he would have came home to after the war.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
833 South Spring Street
P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432
They have a seperate number just for military records and Discharges.
Thank you very much, Elliot! Those are great suggestions! I wasn't aware of the Illinois Dept. of Veteran Affairs.
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Dear Ms. Henderson,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (Record Group 407) and located histories for January 1944 to October 1945 and after action reports for November 1944 to July 1945 of the 264th Infantry Regiment. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
We also searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located a database titled Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946 (Enlistment Records) that includes an entry for John G. Wozencraft.
We suggest that you request his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). 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 1955 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.
Selective Service records for individuals who served after World War I and born before 1960 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757. There are two types of records: the ledgers and the cards. The ledgers are in the public domain and not restricted by privacy. The cards are considered personal information and written permission for release, a death certificate, and/or an indication the information is requested for genealogical purposes should accompany the request for copies of the cards. Please complete Form NA-13172 to request a search of these records.
On Ancestry, we located World War II Draft Registration Card for John G. Wozencraft. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!