2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2020 11:28 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking military records of Wong Arthur

    Joan Harrison Newbie

      I am trying to find more about Wong Arthur who served in WW2

        • Re: Seeking military records of Wong Arthur
          joan stachnik Scout

          Hi, if you have any additional information about this individual (eg, DOB, birthplace, possible branch of service and years of enlistment), it would be helpful to share in your post.  I did a quick search of the NARA-AAD World War II Enlistment database (https://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=3360&cat=WR26&bc=,sl) and there were 17 individuals with that name in the enlistment records. This might be a good starting point for your search. Also, Familysearch.org (a free database after registration) has draft registration cards for a number of individuals by the name of Wong Arthur (as Arthur Wong) which may be of use. Hope this information is of help, joan

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          • Re: Seeking military records of Wong Arthur
            Lisha Penn Tracker

            Dear Ms. Harrison,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            To seek the records of Wong Arthur, please begin by requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service prior to 1956 are in the custody of NARA’s National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Army Air Corps 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. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. 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!