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Dear Mr. Dressler,
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We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 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. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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Here is information from NARA AAD system.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 33595310 33595310 NAME SCHILLER#FRIEDRICH###### SCHILLER#FRIEDRICH###### RESIDENCE: STATE -2 Undefined Code RESIDENCE: COUNTY 101 Undefined Code PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 3295 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 24 24 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY N2 AUSTRIA YEAR OF BIRTH 05 05 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP J White, not yet a citizen EDUCATION 2 2 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 550 Undefined Code MARITAL STATUS 1 Single, with dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0682 0682 FILM REEL NUMBER 1.199 1.199
Also found his hospitalization data card
Name: Friedrich Schiller Gender: Male Race: White (includes Mexican) (White) Rank: Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student) Admission Age: 40 Birth Date: abt 1905 Admission Date: Mar 1945 Admission Place: Camp Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania Discharge Date: May 1945 Discharge Place: Station Hospital Military Branch: Unassigned and Assignements NEC Diagnosis: Diagnosis: [withheld by NARA] Type of Injury: InjuryType: Disease; InjuryType2: Not a traumatism Type of Discharge: Disposition: Discharged or Retired for Disability, Line of Duty, No; FinalResult: Discharge/retirement: med reasons--but not for any residual condition w/ a code Length of service: 2-3 yr. Service Number: 33595310
Hope this helps,
To add to what Elliot Schneider posted:
The following are from Ancestry.com. You could download some of the documents there as they would be more legible than the included screenshots. (You would need a paid subscription, utilize the free trial period, or some libraries have an edition that can be accessed with a library card.)
Pennsylvania, World War II Veteran Compensation Application Files, 1950-1966.
On 28 Jan 1950, Frederick Schiller applied for Veteran’s Compensation from the state of Pennsylvania. The service number is the same as the one you gave us, although the birth date is different. All of the following records connect to this same person. Please check to make sure this is the Frederick Schiller you are looking for.
I am uncertain why there is a red “X” by the date and place of birth. Note the name of his wife Lisa as well as his mother Malvine are on the second page.
in the Maryland, Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931
1 Apr 1905
8 Mar 1939
New York, New York
25 Oct 1943
District Court, Maryland
in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage License Number:
Digital GSU Number:
in the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
1 Apr 1905
21 Apr 1993
Enlistment Date 1:
14 Apr 1943
Release Date 1:
4 May 1945
in the California, Death Index, 1940-1997
1 Apr 1905
21 Apr 1993
Mother's Maiden Name:
in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
1 Apr 1905
90069, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
21 Apr 1993
So, provided the service number is correct, Frederick:
At some point lived or worked in New York
Naturalized in Maryland
Served in the military
Lived and married in Pennsylvania
Lived and died in California
(I didn’t look to see where he was in between these times.)
Hope this is enough to put you back on the trail. You could check city directories and newspapers to help fill in the gaps.