2 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2020 12:37 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records while my grandfather was a saddler for US Army


      I have found on my grandfather I.R.O Resettlement Registration Form.  He was a saddler for the US Army in Wiesbaden, Germany (1947-1949) before he immigrated to Australia as a displaced person.  I don't know if this means he was enlisted or not but I'm trying to do genealogical research about his background and would appreciate any suggestions.

        • Re: Seeking records while my grandfather was a saddler for US Army
          Alice Lane Ranger

          Hi Samantha, 

          Would you want to post his name and any other information that you may have birthplace, etc.?


          • Re: Seeking records while my grandfather was a saddler for US Army
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Ms. Balciunas,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            If he was not a citizen or legal resident of the United States, he could have been a civilian employee of the U.S. Army. Official Personnel Files (OPFs) and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity prior to 1952 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138. Please include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, name and location of employing Federal agency, beginning and ending dates of Federal Service. If you do not know any of this information, you may omit it or give estimates, however the more information you provide, the easier it will be for NARA staff to locate the correct files. For more information, the web site is https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel


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