4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2020 6:22 PM by Josh Liller

    Seeking Naval Radio Station Muster Rolls


      How are US Navy radio station muster rolls, including direction finding stations, filed in the National Archives - both WWII and pre-WWII? Are they listed under individual stations, grouped by district, or some other way? I know Fold3.com has WWIINavy muster rolls, but these seem either very incomplete for radio stations or the stations are under some less obvious heading than the station name.

        • Re: Seeking Naval Radio Station Muster Rolls
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Liller,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The muster rolls on Fold3 include the enlisted men of the specific Naval radio station but will not include the officers. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located two series titled Records of Inactive Naval Stations, 1941 - 1945 and Intelligence Records of Active Naval Stations, 1937 - 1945 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that may include files of the Naval radio station you seek and possibly the names of the officers. Both of these series have file units listed but have not been digitized. For access to specific file units in these two series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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