6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2022 10:44 AM by Mark Lillie

    Seeking Navy records of great uncle


      I am trying to find service records for my great uncle who was killed in WWII.  He was a Navy Pilot.

        • Re: Seeking Navy records of great uncle

          Dear Mr. Rashid,


          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 medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and prior to 1958 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. 


          Navy and Marine Corps casualty records from 1940-1989 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@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 RL-SL. Also, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.


          We hope this is helpful.



          Holly Rivet

          • Re: Seeking Navy records of great uncle
            Elliot Schneider Guide



            Do you have any additional information on your great-uncle? Name, DOB, and place of birth.







            • Re: Seeking Navy records of great uncle
              Mark Lillie Newbie

              Hello Bill. I am your cousin through his Mother Hessie, she was my Grand Aunt. I have an outfit searching his records for me but the National records are closed now so who knows how long it will take, it is comming up 1 year now. When I do get them would you like a copy? Ps James is a legand and a hero in our family.