1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2019 8:45 AM by Lisha Penn

    What ship did James Anthony Dirico serve on


      What ship did my father, James Anthony Dirico, serve on during WWII?

        • Re: What ship did James Anthony Dirico serve on
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Dirico,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPF and medical records of enlisted men and officers 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.


          We searched Ancestry and determined that he was assigned to APC-12. 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 log of APC-12 for 1 August 1944 through 31 January 1946. For access to and/or copies of this log, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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