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Dear Ms. McMahon,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 3 series titled General Correspondence of the Chief Signal Officer, 1919-1923; Correspondence of the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs Headquarters at Mayen, 1919-1920; and General Records of the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs of Headquarters at Mayen, 1919-1920 in the Records of American Expeditionary Forces (Record Group 120) that may contain information about an U.S. Army IV Corps Training School in Mayen, Germany during the occupation. The staff of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) will be pleased to make the finding aids to these records available to you or your representative in the Textual Research Room located 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of Maryland--College Park campus. The Textual Research Room (Room 2000) hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. The RDT2 consultation room hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. No appointment is necessary. Prior to your visit, please consult College Park websites at https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/, https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/self-service-copying.html, and https://www.archives.gov/research/start/getting-started.pdf.
We suggest that you request a copy of 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.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Hello Ms. Penn,
Thank you for your informative response, and specific recommendations.
Sadly, his OMPF was lost to the fire, but I found evidence of his attending this school in the morning reports located at St. Louis.