Dear Mr. McAlpine,
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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.
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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 Race: White Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1920 Birthplace: COLORADO 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
According to the AAD on the NARA website he enlisted in Sept 1942. Here is a copy of that
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 19160298 19160298 NAME MC#ALPINE#MICHAEL#F##### MC#ALPINE#MICHAEL#F##### RESIDENCE: STATE 91 CALIFORNIA RESIDENCE: COUNTY 037 LOS ANGELES PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 9141 LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 29 29 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 09 09 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
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