2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2020 2:30 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking AAF military records of grandfather

    Luke Wesselschmidt Newbie

      My grandfather flew a B-25 Mitchell during WWII. I would like to locate any information I can on him and his crew.  Is there a specific location that has military records for pilots?

        • Re: Seeking AAF military records of grandfather
          Thomas Richardson Navigator

          Dear Mr. Wesselschmidt,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Army Air Force and 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 Air Force 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Once you can identify the unit in which he served, please contact us on History Hub.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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

          • Re: Seeking AAF military records of grandfather
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            Do you have any additional information on your grandfather? Name, DOB, and place.






            Elliot Schneider