3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2020 9:51 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking Women Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri

    judith rockhill Newbie

      Were there World War II U.S. Women Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri in July 1943?

        • Re: Seeking Women Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri
          Sylvia Naylor Scout

          Dear Ms. Rockhill,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The official announcement about recruiting women into the United States Marine Corps Reserve came on Saturday, February 13, 1943. There were no special recruiting offices for women. The recruiting offices were the same for men and women.

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog for any records related to the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve for the 1940-1949 time period and located 2 series, 7 file units, and 5 items. Please note that some of the records have been digitized and may be viewed using the Catalog. For access to non-digitized records, please contact the unit listed in the description.

           

          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 various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          For more information about the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (MCWR), please see an article titled Free a Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II available on the website of the National Park Service.

           

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

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            • Re: Seeking Women Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri
              judith rockhill Newbie

              Thank you for taking time to answer my WW II U.S. Marines question. Do you know where I can find a list of U.S. Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri during World War II? My mother enlisted early in the Marines and went through a man's basic training. Thanks, Judy

                • Re: Seeking Women Marine Recruiting Offices in Missouri
                  Rebecca Collier Ranger

                  Dear Ms. Rockhill,

                   

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

                   

                  We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Muster Rolls, 1/1941 - 12/1945 in the  Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that include a small number of recruiting stations and recruit training facilities, which dates of enlistment or service numbers. For access to these rolls, 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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

                   

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

                   

                  [Information provided by Nate Patch, Subject Matter Expert]

                   

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