1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 2, 2020 4:25 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking roster of Balboa Naval Hospital Corps School class


      Is there any way to find the roster of the Balboa Naval Hospital Corps School class members from the class of February 1962?

        • Re: Seeking roster of Balboa Naval Hospital Corps School class
          Rebecca Collier Guide

          Dear Mr. Bonsecour,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The information you seek may be included in the muster rolls for the school. There are two categories: (1) permanent personnel (administrators and teachers) and (2) students (recruits).  The students of a school are listed as STU/(Name of School) in the Index of Activity Codes.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Indexes of Activity Numbers for Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries, 1949 - 6/30/1975 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may include the Balboa Naval Hospital Corps School. The indexes have been digitized and are available for searching using the Catalog.


          Once you have the information you need from the Index, then check the Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1949 - 12/31/1971 in Record Group 24 for 1962. They are arranged by "activity number," a unique number assigned to each ship, unit, and command within the Navy. Please note that the Muster Rolls are quarterly reports and the monthly personnel diaries will indicate where students are being transferred once they complete the course work.  Between the two documents, you may be able to compile the names of a graduating class assuming they all arrived at the same time and left at the same time. Some of the deck logs have been digitized but not all. For access to the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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


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