2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2021 10:41 AM by Holly Rivet

    Seeking military records of Murry Johnson

    Donna Thomas Newbie

      I am looking for information about Murry T. Johnson. Murry was my grandfather who was killed at the age of 22 in WWII on February 9, 1945.  All we know is that he was killed in the European Theater area. He was buried in that area in 1945 and then returned to the US in 1948 to be buried in his hometown of Quitman, GA.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Murry Johnson
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Mrs. Thomas,

           

          Here is some additional information below. You can obtain IDPFs from the following. Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) from 1940-1976 for personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.

           

           

          Name:Murry T Johnson
          Gender:Male
          Race:White (includes Mexican) (White)
          Rank:Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student)
          Admission Age:22
          Birth Date:abt 1923
          Admission Date:Feb 1945
          Discharge Date:Feb 1945
          Discharge Place:Not in Medical Installation Prior to Death
          Military Branch:Infantry, General or Unspecified
          Military Unit:0
          Diagnosis:Diagnosis: Wound(s), character not stated (includes Wound(s), multiple, Not Elsewhere Classified; Wound(s) unqualified) with no nerve or artery involvement; Location: Head, generally; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified
          Type of Injury:InjuryType: Battle casualty; InjuryType2: All battle casualties, and all battle injuries not intentionally inflicted by self or another person
          Service Number:34762603

           

          Hope this helps,

          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking military records of Murry Johnson
            Holly Rivet Tracker

            Dear Ms. Thomas,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to Murray T. Johnson. Please use the information in this file when requesting copies of records pertaining to military service.

             

            Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs), 1942-1970 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.

             

            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 1959 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.

             

            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 National Archives at St. Louis (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 information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

             

            Sincerely,

            Holly Rivet