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Field Title Value Meaning SERIAL NUMBER 35775760 35775760 NAME FORD HENRY FORD HENRY GRADE, ALPHA PVT Private GRADE CODE 8 Cadet, USMA or Chief Warrant Officer or Private or Apprentice, Seaman SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY ARM OR SERVICE ARM OR SERVICE CODE DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 07 07 DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 09 09 DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944 RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE STATE OF RESIDENCE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION PARENT UNIT NUMBER PARENT UNIT TYPE AREA 70 European Theatre LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 29 29 LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 11 11 LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 4 1944 SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official. STATUS 7 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY CAMP 477 Rennes Military Hospital Rennes France 48-01 REP Name: Henry Ford Name (Original): FORD HENRY Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 12 Oct 1943 Term of Enlistment: 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 Event Place: Huntington, West Virginia, United States Race: White Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1921 Birthplace: WEST VIRGINIA Education Level: Grammar school Civilian Occupation: Unskilled occupations in extraction of minerals, n.e.c. Marital Status: Married Military Rank: Private Army Branch: No branch assignment Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source Reference: Civil Life Serial Number: 35775760 Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923 Box Film Number: 09905.52
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I are related throughJaunita Augustine Kilburn
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If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of your great-great grandfather’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for service men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 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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Finally, we searched the National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the series World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941-11/19/1946. We identified four files for individuals named Henry Ford. As Mr. Schneider and Ms. Sharik have noted, one of those files is for a man named Henry Ford who served in the Army in Europe. More information about these records may be located here in the National Archives Catalog.
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