3 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2020 8:46 AM by Alice Lane

    Seeking military records of Micheal McAlpine


      I am attempting to find information about my father who served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. I would like to find has complete military record. His name Is Micheal Frederick McAlpine. I know that he enlisted but I do not know what year. When he enlisted, he lived in Los Angeles.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Micheal McAlpine
          Holly Rivet Tracker

          Dear Mr. McAlpine,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The OMPF may include enlistment forms, medical surveys, training, locations of service, conduct reports, and correspondence.  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. Please include full name, date and place of birth, what you know about his military service, and service number which would be located on his separation document if you have a copy of it.  You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195.  For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


          We hope this is helpful!



          Holly Rivet

          • Re: Seeking military records of Micheal McAlpine
            Alice Lane Pioneer

            Hi Harold,

            Found your father's enlistment on family search @ >>>https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8GN-P4L

            family search is a free site but you will need to register to search.

            Michael F Mc Alpine
            Name (Original):MC ALPINE MICHAEL F
            Event Type:Military Service
            Event Date:29 Sep 1942
            Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
            Event Place:Los Angeles, California, United States
            Citizenship Status:citizen
            Birth Year:1920
            Education Level:4 years of high school
            Civilian Occupation:Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers
            Marital Status:Married
            Military Rank:Private
            Army Branch:Air Corps
            Army Component:6
            Source Reference:Civil Life
            Serial Number:19160298
            Affiliate ARC Identifier:1263923
            Box Film Number:03163.38

            Click on the following to fill out forms to obtain his military records.


            Best Wishes.


            • Re: Seeking military records of Micheal McAlpine
              Elliot Schneider Ranger

              Hello Harold,


              According to the AAD on the NARA website he enlisted in Sept 1942. Here is a copy of that


              Field TitleValueMeaning
              ARMY SERIAL NUMBER1916029819160298
              DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY2929
              DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH0909
              DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR4242


              Hope this helps,


              Elliot Schneider