1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2020 9:02 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Searching records of PFC James Breaux & Margaret Gray

    Carmen Montgomery Newbie

      PFC James Leroy Breaux, or anyone by the name of Breaux who was stationed in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  or Woodstock, Australia in July or August of 1943.  He was from Louisiana.  Also, Margaret Elizabeth Gray of the Army Nurse Corps stationed in US 2nd Field Hospital at Woodstock, Australia and also Townsville on February 13, 1943. Service ID card issued March 16, 1942, Ft. Devens, Mass.  serial number N-721212, CASU# 1111, Thanks for any help with this.

        • Re: Searching records of PFC James Breaux & Margaret Gray
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Montgomery,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of their Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs). OMPFs and individual medical reports for women and men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service 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 two GSA Standard Form 180s and mail them to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. You also may fax the forms to 314-801-9195  For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Unit Annual Reports, 1940 - 1949 and the Records of Historical Unit Medical Detachments (HUMEDS), 1940 - 1955 in the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112) that may have records of the 2nd Field Hospital during WWII. For access to these files, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          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, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. Also, the National Personnel Records Center is is currently only servicing emergency requests and will soon expand its service to include time-sensitive requests from veterans for records needed to secure VA home loan guarantees and employment opportunities.


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


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