2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2020 3:06 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking Merchant Marine records of Dudley Collette


      Does anyone know how to find records of my uncle Dudley Collette who was a Merchant Marine during WWII? We have photo of him in a USMMAA cadet uniform. That's about all.

        • Re: Seeking Merchant Marine records of Dudley Collette
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          • Re: Seeking Merchant Marine records of Dudley Collette
            Shannon Kerner Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Jose,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            The Merchant Marine Personnel and Licensing Records dated prior to 1968 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.govInclude the name, date of birth, dates of service, "Z" number, and date of death, if known, in your request.


            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.


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