3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2020 6:44 PM by joan stachnik

    Seeking military records of Robert Sumpter & Oney Hogg


      Hello. I am looking for military records for my grandfathers who served during WWII. Robert Pearl Sumpter served in the Navy and was born on May 5, 1925. He possibly was assigned to the USS Yorktown and possibly received commendation and was possibly a gunner[?]. Also, Oney James  Mingle Hogg served in the Army and was on September 3, 1926. He was possibly a paratrooper[?]. I am not sure where to look for information on their careers.  I'm not sure of the information being given by the family.  Thank you in advance.


        • Re: Seeking military records of Robert Sumpter & Oney Hogg
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Floen,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request copies of your grandfathers’ Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy 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 Army 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. Navy OMPFs were not affected by the fire. Please complete a separate GSA Standard Form 180 for each one and mail them to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to Hogg, Oney J.. Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his OMPF.


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


          • Re: Seeking military records of Robert Sumpter & Oney Hogg
            Elliot Schneider Guide

            Ms. Floen,


            Here is some information please follow link below in your web browser. Its says in most genealogy sites he was born May 4th 1925. Also looks like he was a Rev. at a local church. Also some Navy Muster Rolls for him on the "Yorktown"




            Name:Robert Sumpter
            Birth Date:4 May 1925
            Death Date:23 Feb 2000
            Cause of Death:Other
            Branch 1:NAVY
            Enlistment Date 1:21 Dec 1942
            Release Date 1:17 Nov 1945






            The James M Hogg I see was born Sept 1st 1925 and was enlisted at Fort Bragg if he was a paratrooper then there is a chance he went to jump school their.


            Additionally their was a James M. Hogg that was from Louisiana born Sept 1st 1926


            Name:James M Hogg
            Race:Negro (Black)
            Marital status:Single, without dependents (Single)
            Birth Year:1925
            Nativity State or Country:South Carolina
            Residence:Anderson, South Carolina
            Education:Grammar school
            Civil Occupation:Farm hands, general farms
            Enlistment Date:25 Apr 1944
            Enlistment Place:Fort Bragg, North Carolina
            Service Number:34859952
            Branch:No branch assignment
            Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
            Source:Civil Life


            Name:James Hogg
            Birth Date:1 Sep 1926
            Death Date:29 Dec 2002
            Branch 1:ARMY
            Enlistment Date 1:29 Sep 1950
            Release Date 1:10 Sep 1952
            Branch 2:ARMY
            Enlistment Date 2:21 Oct 1955
            Release Date 2:14 Mar 1958




            Name:James Hogg
            Birth Date:1 Aug 1929
            Death Date:3 May 1985
            Branch 1:ARMY
            Enlistment Date 1:23 Jun 1948
            Release Date 1:8 Oct 1954



            Hope this helps,


            Elliot Schneider

            • Re: Seeking military records of Robert Sumpter & Oney Hogg
              joan stachnik Tracker

              Hi MIchele, just some additional information; The AAD Army Enlistment database has an Oney J Hogg, born 1926 from  Iowa, ASN 37891638, with an enlistment date of 5 Feb 1946. This individual enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas. The link is below. Hope this is of some help. joan