How to Access a Marine Corps O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File)
May07

How to Access a Marine Corps O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File)

    The Marine Corps O.M.P.F. ( Marine Corps Official Military Personnel File) is a vital tool for researching Marine Corps veterans who served during the 20th Century. The Marine Corps O.M.P.F.’s for WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam are maintained at the National Archives and these official military personnel files contain records which cannot be found on the internet. In this post we will examine why the Marine...

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How to Replace Service Records Lost in the 1973 Archives Fire
May07

How to Replace Service Records Lost in the 1973 Archives Fire

    Can I replace any of the information which was lost in the 1973 archives fire?  The fire which swept through the National Personnel Records Center (N.P.R.C.) in 1973 led to the destruction of millions of Army and Air Force military service records from WWI through the early 1960’s. While the vast majority of the Army military service records which were at the NPRC during the 1973 fire will never be recovered, there...

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How to Get a WWII Coast Guard O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File) Service Record
May05

How to Get a WWII Coast Guard O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File) Service Record

  The WWII Coast Guard O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File) is an essential tool for researching Coast Guard veterans who served during WWII. The WWII Coast Guard O.M.P.F. is maintained at the National Archives and it contains records which cannot be found on the internet. In this post we will examine why the WWII Coast Guard O.M.P.F. service record can be useful for your research, what kinds of records you can expect to...

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Korean War I.D.P.F.’s: How to Access Korean War Casualty Records from the National Archives
Apr08

Korean War I.D.P.F.’s: How to Access Korean War Casualty Records from the National Archives

  The Korean War I.D.P.F. casualty file is a vital tool for researching individual Korean War veteran’s who were killed in action or who died in the service during the Korean War. In this post we will examine why the Korean War I.D.P.F. casualty record is important for Korean War research, what kinds of records you can expect to find in your veteran’s casualty record, and how you can access your veteran’s...

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Access to WWII U.S.N. Service Records: How to Obtain a WWII Navy O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File)
Mar19

Access to WWII U.S.N. Service Records: How to Obtain a WWII Navy O.M.P.F. (Official Military Personnel File)

  The WWII Navy O.M.P.F. or ‘WWII Navy official military personnel file’ is essential for researching veterans who served in the Navy during WWII.  In this post we will examine why the WWII Navy O.M.P.F. is useful for your research, what kinds of records you can expect to find in your veteran’s file, and how you can access your veteran’s WWII Navy O.M.P.F. service file. The WWII Navy O.M.P.F.’s were...

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