1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 20, 2020 6:17 PM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking OSS records of Italian Capt Gino Ponzi

    Adriano Maini Newbie

      I am seeking records about Capt. Gino PONZI who was later reported killed by ROCCA in Ventimiglia. (JRX-595, 635-A).

        • Re: Seeking OSS records of Italian Capt Gino Ponzi
          Sylvia Naylor Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Maini,

           

          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

           

          We located a report via CREST (CIA Records Search Tool) at https://www.foia.cia.gov/search/. that contains information that might be relevant to your research. The document may be viewed here.  Information concerning CREST is provided on the CIA web site at https://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/crest-25-year-program-archive.

           

          Based on the information provided in the report, we would search available “Personal Names” and “Code Names” finding aids to records located in Record Group 226 (Records of the Office of Strategic Services) and try to identify material relating to Captain Gino Ponzi and Mission Eros-Gino.  Unfortunately, the finding aids are in hard copy only and are available to view onsite in the Textual Research Room at the National Archives in College Park, MD.

           

          Please note, however that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, we are not able to enter the building and physically check the finding aids for you right now.  However, if you are interested in checking these finding aids, we recommend that you contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov and request that someone check the finding aids for you once staff can re-enter the building.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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




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