1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 8:54 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking my father's service in OSS

    Peter Amy Newbie

      I am looking for my father's service in OSS posts of duty assignments. How do I find records showing where my father served and what assignments he may have had?

        • Re: Seeking my father's service in OSS
          Rachael Salyer Scout

          Dear Mr. Amy,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942-ca. 1962 in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) that includes a file unit titled Amy, Richard P. These records have not been digitized. For a copy of this file unit and a search of the name index, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          If your father also served in the military, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) if you have not already done so. 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 and for officers of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after June 1917 and prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 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 also may fax the form to 314-801-9195. Veterans and their 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.

           

          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. Additionally, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020.  As of June 24th, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process.  The center 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 apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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