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Dear Mr. Bailey,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Subject Correspondence Files Relating to the Construction of and Conditions in Prisoner of War Camps, 1942 - 1947 in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) that includes file units titled Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania, Misc. and Camp S-51-PA Maps: Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania located near Camp Michaux. We also located a series Classified Decimal Correspondence Files With Related Index, 1942 - 1945 in Record Group 389 that includes a file titled “253.91, Pine Grove Furnace” in Box 1379. The file contains lists of prisoner transfers to and from Pine Grove Furnace. We were unable to locate specific records of Camp Michaux.
For information about interrogations, we located a series titled Interrogation Reports and Correspondence , 1942 - 1946 in the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, 1860-1952 (Record Group 165) that includes three file units titled Pine Grove, Reports of Interrogations, 1943-44; First Group Army Prisoners from Pine Grove Furnace; and German Prisoners of War from Pine Grove Furnace, II.
For access and/or copies of these file units in Record Groups 389 & 165, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
If you know the names of specific camp guards and officers, we suggest that you request a copy of that individual’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for officers and enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service 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.
The personnel records of World War II German prisoners of war were returned to Germany. If you know the names of specific Germans who were prisoners-of-war, please write to the Deutsche Dienstelle (WASt), Postfach 51 06 57, D-13400 Berlin, Germany for access to these records. The web site is https://www.dd-wast.de/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you so much Hannah, you are a credit to History Hub. I really appreciate the information.