6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2020 6:37 PM by Lucia Wilson

    Seeking Army Nurse Corps records of 2Lt Lily McCallum

    Lucia Wilson Newbie

      I am trying to find some information about my great aunt Lily.  She was in ANC and I believe she received training while stationed in Massachusetts with the 112 General Hospital.  I believe she was deployed to England and Scotland where she served in several hospitals before returning back to the states.  I checked with the FB page and the website of the 112th and all I found was the information listed below and the information about her deploying to England and Scotland -- 2LT Lily C. McCallum, ASN N-752049, and served as a General Duty Nurse in the Army Nurse Corps. Thank you for any information.

        • Re: Seeking Army Nurse Corps records of 2Lt Lily McCallum
          Alice Lane Tracker

          Hi Lucia,

          Welcome to History Hub

           

          Passenger list..Queen Mary..1945

          https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H3V-N66

           

          I don't have a subscription to Ancestry.com but I could get a sneak peek and there is a

          photo of Lily alone,one with what might be a sister Mary, one of the group of nurses and her

          obituary notice.etc.

          If you have never had a subscription to Ancestry they give a free trial to newbies.

          https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1093/?name=lily+c_mccallum&count=50

           

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer

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          • Re: Seeking Army Nurse Corps records of 2Lt Lily McCallum
            Shannon Kerner Wayfarer

            Dear Ms. Wilson,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We suggest that you request a copy of her Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports 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 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Unit Annual Reports, 1940 - 1949 in the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112) that includes a file unit of the 112th General Hospital. We also located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include records of the 112th General Hospital during WWII. For access to these records, 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 apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

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

             

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              • Re: Seeking Army Nurse Corps records of 2Lt Lily McCallum
                Lucia Wilson Newbie

                Thank you so much!  Just one question - Is the email record for both of the reports?  Or is the first report you mentioned available online?

                 

                I am excited to few anything about my great aunt.

                  • Re: Seeking Army Nurse Corps records of 2Lt Lily McCallum
                    Rebecca Collier Ranger

                    Dear Ms. Wilson,

                     

                    Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!

                     

                    As stated in our previous response - for OMPFs, please send the SF 180 to the National Personnel Records Center. For access to the Unit Annual Reports, 1940 - 1949 in the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112) that includes a file unit of the 112th General Hospital AND the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407), 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 apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

                     

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

                     

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