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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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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Photos of WWII Navy Veterans
Oct12

Photos of WWII Navy Veterans

  Will there be a period photo of my veteran in his Navy military service record? This is a question that people ask me quite frequently. The answer is yes- in most cases. The photos within Navy military service records are always a very exciting find because they bring the veteran’s story to life unlike almost anything else that can be found within service records. The period photos in WWII Navy service records not only give us...

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