Dear Mr. Rotzetter,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
As you have already requested a copy of the Office of Strategic Services Personnel files for Colonel Martin Chittik and Max Kliefoth, we suggest that you also request a copy of Colonel Martin Chittick’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and prior to 1958 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. You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 6 series in the Record of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) as follows: (1) Records to be Interfiled, 1942 - 1946 that contains a file unit titled 13) Bern: OSS: Personnel Files for Edward Cushing, John Clark, Martin Chittick; (2) Field Station Files, 1941 - 1946 that contains a file unit (File: 00412) about an award for Martin Chittick’s performance; (3) Austria, Bari, Bern, Bucharest, Burma, Cairo, Calcutta, Chungking, Heidelberg, Istanbul, and Kandy Field Station Finance Records, 1943 - 1945 that includes a file unit (File:01296) discussing transportation expenses of Max Kliefoth; (4) Records Relating to Projects, 1942 - 1945 that contains files related to the “Swiss project”; (5) Field Station Radio and Cable Files, 1941 - 1946 that includes telegrams and radio communications for Bern from 1944 - 1945; and (6) Sources and Methods Files, 1941 - 2002 that includes the “Dulles Notebooks” outlining operations in Bern.
We also located two series titled Bern Field Station Files, 1942 - 1948, Mediterranean and Burma Operations Records, 1942 - 1946 and Bern Secret Intelligence (SI) and Madrid Counter-Intelligence (X-2) Field Station Files, 1942 - 1945 in Record Group 226 that may include the reports you seek.
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 hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Dear Mrs Bingham,
Sorry for my delayed answer, the COVID-19 crisis asked for a lot of reorganisation.
Thanks a lot for your very detailed answer. This is very helpful!