Do you have any additional information on your father, name, DOB, and place of birth?
Elmer Miller Hughes
Born in Lexington, Ky
July 7, 1906
Thank you for your response. I wanted to be sure I didn't send too much info.
No worries all service records that are more then 62 years of age are generally open to the general public. Might want to try searching the National Archives Catalog and located the Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962 in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226)
Also check out
Records of the Bureau of Yards And Docks
RECORDS Group 71
1784-1963 (Bulk 1842-1942)
Additionally, Here is his draft card also note he was living in Washington DC.
Hope this helps,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962 in the Records of Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) but we were unable to locate a file for Elmer Miller Hughes.. For more information about OSS records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
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