1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 14, 2020 12:27 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking Assignment Sheets, Morning Reports, TDY to Thailand

    Karen Bombria Newbie

      Veteran worked on the Flight Line, that is recognized, however I'm trying to prove he was there during a specific time. As with many AF (Veterans) traveled on C130s from Dakota Japan to Taiwan, to DeNang, to Takhli RAFB. TDYs are a finance action and those records are not in the OMPF, they would be in morning reports for USAF for years 1963-1967 -  more interested in 1966/67 range.

        • Re: Seeking Assignment Sheets, Morning Reports, TDY to Thailand
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Ms. Bombria,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Temporary duty travel or additional duty (TDY) consists of travel to another assignment at a location other than the traveler's permanent duty station. Unit records in our custody do not include the record of temporary duty (TDY) assignments for individuals.  Under normal Department of the Air Force records management procedures, such documentation would be destroyed after initial administrative use.  A copy of these TDY records should have been placed in the veteran’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).


          Morning reports for Air Force units from September 1947 to June 30, 1966 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@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 RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          When the U.S. Air Force discontinued the Morning Report (AF Form 183) on June 30, 1966, it was replaced by a  machine reporting system, the Military Strength Balance Report. Additionally, another report, Average Strength Data Report, Reports Control Symbol (RCS) AF-P185 was also required. Neither report has been accessioned into the custody of the  National Archives.  Please contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency for access to these reports. 


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