He showed up on NARA AAD site see below. He enlisted 9/30/1942 and service number is listed below. If you take this information you can request his records using NARA website under Veterans Service Records tab follow instructions for evetrecs. Otherwise you can download SF-180 and fill out information and fax to the number on document.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 36270692 36270692 NAME MC#GINN#JOHN#J########## MC#GINN#JOHN#J########## RESIDENCE: STATE 63 WISCONSIN RESIDENCE: COUNTY 101 RACINE PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 6359 MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 30 30 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 09 09 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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 LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 63 WISCONSIN YEAR OF BIRTH 04 04 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 5 1 year of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 027 Social and welfare workers MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 1057 1057 FILM REEL NUMBER 5.119 5.119
Dear Ms. McGinn,
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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 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. Next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests. Please be sure to provide as much information as possible on your request form, including name, date of birth, branch of service, service or social security number, and what type of documentation you are seeking.
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.
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