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 Obtain a WWII Casualty Service Record (WWII I.D.P.F.)
Mar04

How to Obtain a WWII Casualty Service Record (WWII I.D.P.F.)

  If you are researching a veteran who became a casualty during WWII then you will need to ensure that you can access the WWII I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File) of your K.I.A. veteran. The WWII I.D.P.F. casualty record is an essential tool for researching K.I.A. veterans because it contains a wealth of  valuable information pertaining to the death and burial  of the individual K.I.A. veteran. The WWII I.D.P.F....

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WWI Casualty Records: The WWI Individual Deceased Personnel File (WWI I.D.P.F.)
Feb26

WWI Casualty Records: The WWI Individual Deceased Personnel File (WWI I.D.P.F.)

  When a WWI veteran was killed or died in action during the pre-WWII period from about 1917 through 1939, a WWI I.D.P.F. or ‘burial file’ was created. This post will examine how the WWI I.D.P.F. can be useful for research purposes, what kinds of records you will find in your veteran’s file, and also how you can access your veteran’s I.D.P.F. casualty file. The WWI I.D.P.F. provides details about the death...

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WWII Casualty Records: Understanding the WWII Individual Deceased Personnel File (I.D.P.F.)
Feb26

WWII Casualty Records: Understanding the WWII Individual Deceased Personnel File (I.D.P.F.)

    The WWII Individual Deceased Personnel File (I.D.P.F.) was created during the war if a veteran was killed or died in the service and it is a vital tool for researching members of the U.S. Military who became casualties during WWII.  If you are researching a veteran who was killed in action you will need to make sure that the WWII I.D.P.F. is included as part of your investigation. This is especially true if you are...

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Request a WWII Military Service Record
Feb18

Request a WWII Military Service Record

  If you are researching a veteran who served in the U.S. Military during WWII we can help you access your veteran’s military service records.  All of our research requests are processed through Golden Arrow Military Research. Their research specialists are physically on-site at the National Archives where the military service records of your individual veteran are maintained. This unique research service will provide you...

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Understanding the Battle Participation of Your WWII Marine Corps Veteran
Dec14

Understanding the Battle Participation of Your WWII Marine Corps Veteran

  One of the functions of the WWII era Marine Corps military service record was to document the battle participation of  individual Marine Corps veterans. While there may be a number of documents within the military service record of your veteran which highlight or point to combat experiences, the military service record booklet is the place where the veteran’s engagements and expeditions are officially listed. The military...

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