1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 12, 2019 11:46 AM by Malisa Simco

    Seeking records on Wilfred Alcott


      Looking for any information on Wilfred Alcott, killed during training with the US Air Service in Texas, during WWI. He may have been from New Bedford, MA. I was given a broken propeller hub that was from the aircraft in which he was killed. I don't have any other information than that.

        • Re: Seeking records on Wilfred Alcott

          Dear Mr. Jackson,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek for Wilfred Scott may be contained in his burial case file. Burial case files for 1915 to 1939 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          Additionally, we suggest requesting his Official Military Personnel Files (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. 


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


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