Welcome!

Welcome to Veterans: Lost and Found! Please limit your posts to:

  • Found a dog tag, medal, papers, or uniform of an unknown veteran?
  • Looking for information on a family member or lost veteran?
  • Post your items and information here for others to search!
  • Post pictures, links, and all information you can so others can find it . . .
  • Please, no selling of items or information, or linking to solicitations of any kind.
  • Check out our other blogs:
  • Official Veterans Forum: http://veteransforum.wordpress.com/
  • War Stories: http://pearlharborday.wordpress.com/

Feel free to click ‘Leave a Reply’ at the bottom of the page to post.

Advertisements

2,514 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hello, I have a U.S. WWII helmet that definitely comes from the city of BASTOGNE. He belonged to T.Mckenna. The latest figures from the number are 7152.
    Can you help me 😦 ?
    Thank you very much.

    • Bastogne, Belgium is the town where the US general refused to surrender to the Germans using the term “Nuts” during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

  2. I am looking for any information on 1st Lt. Charles F. Miller from Elizabeth, NJ. He flew with the 427th BS and was killed in action over Germany on 9 September 1944. He was my uncle and also my Godfather. I can be reached at gjmiii@hotmail.com, 23 Fox Hunt Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551 or at 908-782-6316. Thank you.

    George Miller

  3. I found a bracelet- for Thomas J Gallanis, with his service number on it- looking for a descendant who would want it. It’s WWII.

  4. Looking for my birth father. Very little information. His name is Robert Zolla, at least that what my mother recalls. He was stationed at Fort Devens in MA around 1943 I think as I was born in December of 1944. He may have been born in PA. If you have any information about him, I sincerely home you will share it with me. I hope that he is still alive so I can at least see him once during my lifetime. Thank you, Jane Curry

    • the bottom one goes with the census for the draft record. There is only one by that last name listed currently .However his initial is not L it’s E maybe they might be able to guide you further. Good luck I hope you find him. If I can dig more let me know.Barbara

      Robert E Zolla
      Home (814) 893-5681
      507 Coleman Station Rd
      Friedens, PA 15541-6914
      Age: 65+
      Associated: Evelyn M Zolla

      The next 2 live together looks like dad and son from name and age.

      Robert E Zolla
      200 Leisure Ln, Apt 62
      Stoneham, MA 02180-4010
      Age: 30-34
      Associated: Robert E Zolla

      Robert E Zolla
      Home (781) 435-1070
      200 Leisure Ln, Apt 62
      Stoneham, MA 02180-4010
      Age: 60-64
      Associated: Robert E Zolla

      Robert Zollo, “United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”
      Name: Robert Zollo
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 09 Dec 1889
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Rhode Island
      Affiliate Publication Number: M1964
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555453
      GS Film number: 2368731
      Digital Folder Number: 004133576
      Image Number: 02819

      Robert Francis Zoll, “United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”
      Name: Robert Francis Zoll
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Waukegan, Lake, Illinois
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 09 Dec 1890
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Illinois
      Affiliate Publication Number: M2097
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 623284
      GS Film number: 2371361
      Digital Folder Number: 004135037
      Image Number: 00857

      Robert L Zoll, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Robert L Zoll
      Name (Original): ZOLL ROBERT L
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 11 Jul 1942
      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: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1921
      Birthplace: OHIO
      Education Level: 2 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Skilled mechanics and repairmen, n.e.c.
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 33247650
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 06321.149

      Robert L Zolla in household of James Zolla, “United States Census, 1940”
      Name: Robert L Zolla
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1940
      Event Place: Shade Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 5
      Marital Status: Single
      Race (Original): White
      Race: White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1935
      Last Place of Residence: Same House
      District: 56-52
      Family Number: 45
      Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
      Line Number: 34
      Affiliate Publication Number: T627
      Affiliate Film Number: 3610
      Digital Folder Number: 005456770
      Image Number: 00805
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head James Zolla M 42 Italy
      Wife Lula G Zolla F 36 Pennsylvania
      Son George A Zolla M 18 Pennsylvania
      Son Feur Zolla M 15 Pennsylvania
      Son Paul J Zolla M 13 Pennsylvania
      Son Charles L Zolla M 7 Pennsylvania
      Daughter Mary A Zolla F 7 Pennsylvania
      Son Robert L Zolla M 5 Pennsylvania
      Father George Zolla M 78 Italy
      Brother-in-law Jacob Wolf M 25 Pennsylvania

    • Hi Jane. I am curious. Were you able to find your father? I was going to look up information for you on a genealogy site but it looks like Barbara did that already. I hope you were able to find something.

  5. i have dog tag, and and the name in the dog tag is:
    edward l mccabe
    leonard j kramer
    francis l ponsetto
    find for they’re family

  6. I am looking for information on my dad, Capt. Joe V. Ryan who trained men in aerial map reading ar Ft. Sill and then was sent to an active command in Europe. All I know is that he was a Captain in the Field Artillary, he entered through Italy, ended up in Austria and stayed after the war in Vienna to work with the diplomatic corps. I do know his unit discovered a concentration camp in Austria but I don’t know the name.

    • Do you have a birth date or place? I found so many draft records for Joseph Vincent Ryan’s that we need to narrow it down by birth date or birth place. Even a fathers name might help. I am amazed that the Army could keep track of so many people with same names and same states 🙂 I certainly would dig more if you can narrow it down. thanks , Barbara

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Rockaway, Queens, New York
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 13 Nov 1885
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New York, Borough of Queens
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555973
      GS Film number: 2372154
      Digital Folder Number: 004127087
      Image Number: 00682

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 18 Oct 1892
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New York, Borough of Bronx
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555973
      GS Film number: 2247429
      Digital Folder Number: 004127228
      Image Number: 00525

      Name: Joseph V Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 15 May 1884
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania
      Affiliate Publication Number: M1951
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 563728
      GS Film number: 2139686
      Digital Folder Number: 004128651
      Image Number: 00358

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Chicago, ,
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 28 Aug 1895
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Illinois
      Affiliate Publication Number: M2097
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 623284
      GS Film number: 2370576
      Digital Folder Number: 004134912
      Image Number: 04004

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Richmond, , Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 25 Aug 1883
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Virginia
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 563732
      GS Film number: 2370466
      Digital Folder Number: 004135220
      Image Number: 03417

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 19 Jul 1885
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Rhode Island
      Affiliate Publication Number: M1964
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555453
      GS Film number: 2368657
      Digital Folder Number: 004133558
      Image Number: 05350

      Name: Joseph V Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: , , New York
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 18 Nov 1885
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New York, Borough of Bronx
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555973
      GS Film number: 2247429
      Digital Folder Number: 004127228
      Image Number: 00523

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Flushing, Queens, New York
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 28 Apr 1893
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New York, Borough of Queens
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555973
      GS Film number: 2372154
      Digital Folder Number: 004127087
      Image Number: 00685
      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 19 Mar 1895
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New York, Kings, Borough of Brooklyn
      Affiliate Publication Number:
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555973
      GS Film number: 2370561
      Digital Folder Number: 004126973
      Image Number: 04302

      Name: Vincent Joseph Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 05 Sep 1896
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Wisconsin
      Affiliate Publication Number: M2126
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 623273
      GS Film number: 1572844
      Digital Folder Number: 004250160
      Image Number: 00451

      Name: Joseph Vincent Ryan
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1942
      Event Place: Ridgefield Park, , New Jersey
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 17 Aug 1893
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New Jersey
      Affiliate Publication Number: M1986
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2555983
      GS Film number: 2275542
      Digital Folder Number: 004135879
      Image Number: 04155

  7. Looking for any information on my dad, Clarence Rube King, stationed at New Caldonea, South Pacific during the period 1940-44. He was killed in a airplane crash in 1970 when I was 22 and knew very little about his military service. Thank you.

  8. Looking for a Joshua Geller (Geler, Gelar) likely from New York who served in WW2. His father was named Todd (Todres) He is my grandfather’s cousin and they have not had contact since 1950’s. Thanks.
    -Alex W.

      • Hi. Can you email me at dogtag73@gmail.com? I might be able to help you. I’d rather not post info on a living person on the wall, though. As long as you have information on your Grandfathers date of birth and a few more details, I might have a shot at tracking him back through the Census records.

    • Frank Mandish, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Frank Mandish
      Name (Original): MANDISH FRANK
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 09 Nov 1945
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
      Event Place:
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1926
      Birthplace: PENNSYLVANIA
      Education Level: Grammar school
      Civilian Occupation:
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private First Class
      Army Branch: Air Corps
      Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
      Serial Number: 33894474
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 07221.239

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Frank Mandish in household of Melia Mandish, “United States Census, 1940”
      Name: Frank Mandish
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1940
      Event Place: South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 14
      Marital Status: Single
      Race (Original): White
      Race: White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1926
      Last Place of Residence: Same Place
      District: 65-206
      Family Number: 26
      Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
      Line Number: 45
      Affiliate Publication Number: T627
      Affiliate Film Number: 3638
      Digital Folder Number: 005456778
      Image Number: 00052
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head Melia Mandish M 41 Yugoslavia
      Wife Helen Mandish F 32 Pennsylvania
      Son Frank Mandish M 14 Pennsylvania
      Daughter Marie Mandish F 10 Pennsylvania >

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      Frank Mandish, “United States Social Security Death Index”
      Given Name: Frank
      Middle Name:
      Surname: Mandish
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 4 June 1926
      Social Security Number: 164-20-4441
      State: Pennsylvania
      Last Place of Residence: Crawford, Pennsylvania
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 16316
      Event Date: 25 July 2006
      Age: 80

      • Anthony, I think I can help you. We would need to call up the library in the county where he died and see if an obit was published. If one was published, the names and locations of surviving (and even previously deceased) family members are usually included. From there, you can try using the whitepages. He died 6 years ago, so he will still be in the http://www.intellius.com database. Getting an obit may not even be necessary in order to find family members, because intellius lists likely family members in the prelim search part that doesn’t cost money to use. It’s hard to explain, but it involves a lot of checking and cross checking to narrow it down. He doesn’t have a really common name, which makes it a lot easier, too. If you can email me, that would be best, because I don’t want to post contact info for relatives on the wall, Thanks.

  9. I’d like to thank ALL of our service men & women first of all! My father is WWII Veteran & has lost his dog tags – is it possible to replace them or do we just have to hope some honest person may someday turn them in somewhere?

  10. I am looking for information on two people actually,

    First I am looking for anyone who was in, or knew someone in, the 1st Infantry 18th Division Company C. My grandfather, Clarence Henry, was in that company during the war but passed away before I was old enough to realize the significance of learning about his experiences in the war. Since his passing I have been trying to piece together as much of his time during the war as possible.

    I am also looking for family of PFC. Kent Post of the USMCR’s 17th AAA Bn. “C”Btry. I have photos of him during the war and have been trying to find him for 5 or so years now.

    • Hi Alexandria I’d love to try help you but need a middle initial or a birth date or State to start there were quite a few in WW11 by Clarence Henry name.If you can help me narrow it down I will try again. I did see this info on his infantry so thought it might help. If not please discard it, Barbara
      This guy’s letters home and interview with lot’s of company “C” info it might give you exactly where Clarence Henry went through.
      http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.01930/#vhp:memoir

      Infantrymen: The Story of Company C 18th Infantry 1st Division From June 6, 1944 to May 8, 1945 [Paperback]
      Ralph J Gordon (Author), Scott D Gordon (Preface)
      4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
      List Price: $9.99
      Price: $8.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
      You Save: $1.00 (10%)

      In Stock.
      Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
      Want it Tuesday, June 11?
      Order within 63 hrs 26 mins and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
      Details
      10 new from $7.54 1 used from $8.99

      Book Description
      Publication Date: September 9, 2012
      Infantrymen is the emotional story of Ralph Gordon, a typical American GI serving in Germany during World War II. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of eighteen so that he could do his part to defend his country and way of life. After eleven months of fighting in the European Theater of Operations, Ralph was one of only three men from his company to survive from D-Day through to the end of the war. Join Ralph and the men of Company “C” 18th Infantry 1st U.S. Division as they cross the English Channel to storm Omaha Beach and battle through the hedgerows during the breakout. Fight beside them as they make their way through France and Belgium on their way to Germany. Finally, share in the pain of the many losses suffered by Ralph and his friends.

      • Alexandria, you might want to try to order both men’s military records from the National Archives and Records Administration. I can walk you through that process, because there is a certain way you have to phrase it in order to get them to release all the records. I can search ancestry for you to see if I can find Census records for Kent Post that might lead to finding out his year of birth, then his date of death, and then from there, a possible obit to find his next of kin. Census records are great, because if he had siblings, that gives us another avenue to research if we run into a dead end. However, it would be helpful to know the circumstances of how you got the picture. For instance, if you bought it at an estate sale or found it in a thrift store, I’d probably begin looking for a Kent Post in the State/Area you got it from to try to narrow it down. Can you email me, please and provide me with more information? bluenoser provided great info on how you can research your grandfather’s unit further, so I have nothing to add to that part of the research.

    • U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
      MILITARY
      NAME: Stanton Porter
      BIRTH: 15 Mar 1928
      DEATH: 4 Nov 2009
      MILITARY: 12 Jun 1946
      OTHER: 13 May 1949

      I found this. One thing that could really make this easy for you is to have your aunt call up the Veterans Administration and ask them if they can tell you his unit. The information above and his serial number should be sufficient. If you tell them that you are trying to locate his unit so you can do further research, they may be willing or able to give you that info. That might be the quickest route for you.

      Was he a member of his local American Legion or VFW post? If so, they might have something about his unit in their records, or his VFW or Legion buddies might remember him talking about it. The Aleutian Islands in Alaska were a pivotal battleground during the war. Once you find out his unit, it will be much easier to track things down from there.

    • U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Betty J Post
      Name: Betty J Post
      Service Info.: PFC US MARINE CORPS
      Birth Date: 7 Oct 1922
      Death Date: 30 Dec 1987
      Relation: Wife Of Post, Kent P
      Interment Date: 25 Jun 1996
      Cemetery: Florida National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 6502 SW. 102nd Ave. Bushnell, FL 33513
      Buried At: Section 314 Site 184

      This Kent P. Post was a PFC in WWII, just like “your” Kent Post. I also found Marine Muster Roll records for him. He might still be living. Wouldn’t that be great?

    • Yep, it’s definitely “your” Kent P. Post in the Marine Muster Rolls. Check this record: U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958 about Kent P Post
      Name: Kent P Post
      Muster Date: Apr 1944
      Rank: Private First Class
      Station: Heavy Antiaircraft Group; 17Th Antiairchaft Bk., Corps Artillery, V Ac, In The Field Artillery (17th AAA) They served in the South Pacific.

      So, now we have confirmation that we’ve found the man you are looking for. Now it’s time to find his family. Please email me and I’ll send you potential contact info.

      • I used http://www.intellius.com to find out names of his relatives, since I found no listing for him. Using that information, I found his son. I am positive it’s his son, and he is most likely living with either his son or his daughter, because I find no listing for him, but also found no Social Security Death Index. Living with a relative would explain the lack of a phone number in his name. I don’t want to post his son’s contact info here, (due to privacy concerns) though, so please email me and I’ll send it to you privately. I hope this has a happy ending. It’s really nice of you to want to return this picture to his family. I’m sure it will mean the world to them.

      • I am so sorry it took me so long to see these I did not get any update for this site via email and had gotten rather side tracked with nursing school I would love any more help you could provide.

    • Oops, I’m very sorry to say that I was wrong about him not being deceased . Here is his listing on Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=POS&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=11&GScntry=4&GSsr=601&GRid=77562114&

      I also found his obituary on ancestry.com which lists even more relatives. He was a very active man in the American Legion and VFW and it seems like he was also interested in genealogy, as well, specifically, his ancestors who had served in the American Revolution. I’m sure it will be very comforting to his family to have a precious photograph of their father’s returned to them.

      • Thank you so much for all of the help. I actually did find his obit back in May but with little other than the obit info I was holding on to a little hope that it might not be him. I think I may have found his son but would love any contact info you scrounged up because as of yet I have had no response from him.

  11. I am looking for anyone who may have known my father Eddie Corcoran. He was stationed in Watton England during the war, I think he had a friend named Don Reynolds while there. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

  12. Seeking information and photos of Lt. Fiume Cascioli, Army Air Corps, lost over English Channel, from Mt. Kisco New York.
    Thank you!

    • This might be a start…Go to this link his name is on this Memorial wall for WW11 Veteran’s in Ny.
      http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=25440
      ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

      http://www.archives.gov

      Friday, June 7, 2013
      Display Full Records

      File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946 (Enlistment Records)
      in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 – 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 – 1946. – Record Group 64 (info)

      Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

      You may wish to View the FAQs for this series.
      Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 12042375 12042375
      NAME CASCIOLI#FIUME#C######## CASCIOLI#FIUME#C########
      RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 119 WESTCHESTER
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2364 NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 15 15
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
      BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
      NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
      YEAR OF BIRTH 20 20
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 5 1 year of college
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 097 Managers and officials, n.e.c.
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0082 0082
      FILM REEL NUMBER 1.75# 1.75#

      Page URL: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp

      The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
      8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 • Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272
      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<,,

      Fiume C Cascioli, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
      Name: Fiume C Cascioli
      Name (Original): CASCIOLI FIUME C
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 15 Jan 1942
      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: New York City, New York, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1920
      Birthplace: NEW YORK
      Education Level: 1 year of college
      Civilian Occupation: Managers and officials, n.e.c.
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Air Corps
      Army Component:
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 12042375
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 00821.75
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
      This is easier to read at this link

      http://files.usgwarchives.net/ny/westchester/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli2844gmt.txt

      Westchester County NyArchives Military Records…..Army Enlistees Names CARRAFIELLO – CECONI
      WWII – Enlistment

      NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK 15 1 42 Private Air Corps NEW YORK 20 Army of the United States

  13. Seeking information on Corporal Marion F. Collins, and/or his/her? descendents – last known address 121 W. Washington, South Bend, Indiana. My father Howard E. Turcotte passed away recently, and had Corporal Collins name and address and a serial number in his personal effects, and I am looking into what it may relate to. Any assistance would be helpful – thanks!

    • I have no birth or death date so tried. this is what I found.I’m not sure but this one born in Indiana… There is pictures of headstones if this seems like right one. I found it at the below link. There are a couple od notes and flowers left for this person they may be able to validate it for you. If you click on the other names of the the others there is some great photo’s added to the headstones so click on the names to link the family headstones and photo’s. I hope it’s a match. Barb

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Collins&GSfn=Marion+&GSmn=F&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=56825975&df=all&

      Marion F. Collins
      Birth: Mar. 23, 1896
      Orleans
      Orange County
      Indiana, USA
      Death: Jun. 15, 1969
      Lafayette
      Tippecanoe County
      Indiana, USA

      Marion was the son of George W. Collins and Maggie Speer.
      He married Burlie Sims, daughter of Clarence Sims and Nora Taylor, on June 22, 1915 in Monroe County, Indiana.

      They had two daughters, Helen L. Collins Hall, and Mary E. Collins.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      George W. Collins (1862 – 1942)
      Margaret “Maggie” Speer Collins (1866 – 1912)

      Spouse:
      Burlie Simms Collins (1897 – 1976)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      IOOF Riverview Cemetery
      Monticello
      White County
      Indiana, USA

      Created by: Janice
      Record added: Aug 08, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 56825975
      <,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      Marion F Collins, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
      Name: Marion F Collins
      Name (Original): COLLINS MARION F
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 28 Jul 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: Toledo, Ohio, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1925
      Birthplace: INDIANA
      Education Level: 4 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: No branch assignment
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life

      Marion F Collins, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
      Name: Marion F Collins
      Name (Original): COLLINS MARION F
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 28 Jul 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: Toledo, Ohio, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1925
      Birthplace: INDIANA
      Education Level: 4 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: No branch assignment
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 35559414
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 09585.20
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 09585.20

      • D. Hodge, I’m sorry for your recent loss. My own mother also passed away recently. I might be able to help you locate a relative. Can you please email me and I’ll see what I can do?

      • Sorry, forgot to put in my email. dogtag73@gmail.com Just to be clear, I don’t charge a fee for research. I’ve helped people return a lot of tags and I have a pretty good method now for finding family members that works at least 90% of the time, so I might be able to help you find his family.

  14. My father, 1st Lt. Charles A. Vetter, service #O-381939, was in the Army cavalry in WW II. He survived the war, to be killed in mysterious circumstances in Occupied Japan on April 20, 1947; he was born on April 20, 1918 in Queens, NY. All I have been able to find is an interment record, in which he is listed as being in the Ordnance Dept.

    Thank you for any information.

    • Charles A Vetter
      Birth: unknown
      Death: Apr. 20, 1947

      Burial:
      Long Island National Cemetery
      Farmingdale
      Suffolk County
      New York, USA
      Plot: C, 221

      Imported from: US Veteran’s Affairs
      Record added: Mar 03, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 2844004

      Charles A Vetter
      Birth: Nov. 25, 1920
      Death: Jul. 23, 2001

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Gwendolin Vetter (1909 – 2001)*

      Children:
      Kenneth Vetter (1943 – 1958)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Inscription:
      US NAVY

      Note: WORLD WAR II

      Burial:
      Long Island National Cemetery
      Farmingdale
      Suffolk County
      New York, USA
      Plot: SECTION 2A SITE 660

      Created by: International Wargraves …
      Record added: Jul 03, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 72524549

      • Charles A Vetter in household of Charles G Vetter, “United States Census, 1930”
        Name: Charles A Vetter
        Event Type: Census
        Event Date: 1930
        Event Place: Queens (Districts 0501-0750), Queens, New York
        Gender: Male
        Age: 9
        Marital Status: Single
        Race: White
        Birthplace: New York
        Birth Year (Estimated): 1921
        Immigration Year:
        Relationship to Head of Household: Son
        Father’s Birthplace: New York
        Mother’s Birthplace: New York
        District: 0506
        Household ID: 9
        Sheet Number and Letter: 10B
        Line Number: 61
        Affiliate Publication Number: T626, roll 1607
        GS Film number: 2341341
        Digital Folder Number: 4639155
        Image Number: 00964
        Household Gender Age Birthplace
        Head Charles G Vetter M 33 New York
        Wife Barbara Vetter F 29 New York
        Son Charles A Vetter M 9 New York
        Daughter Dorothy B Vetter F 7 New York
        Son George E Vetter M 5 New York

      • Thank you so much. My father was the first Charles A. Vetter in your list; he was born in 1918. I wonder if the other Charles A. Vetter was a cousin; they both were born and lived in Queens.

    • Hi I found this obituary for Gwen at this link she was Charles wife.Also below that another link for her burial .You can request headstone photo’s here at find a grave as well, Opps birth dates don’t match although I sent Her husbands grave info last time. It appears he was Navy???????????/What do you think a son Charles of your Charles? No not right birth year is 1918 your’s 1920

      http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=20010307&id=_74wAAAAIBAJ&sjid=f_0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3959,5397020

      Gwendolin Vetter
      Birth: Jul. 9, 1909
      Death: Mar. 2, 2001

      Last residence was Lake Wales, FL.

      Wife of Charles A. Vetter, SC2, US Navy, WWII.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Charles A Vetter (1920 – 2001)

      Burial:
      Long Island National Cemetery
      Farmingdale
      Suffolk County
      New York, USA

      Maintained by: Travelingal
      Originally Created by: International Wargraves …
      Record added: Jul 03, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 72530130

      Charles A and Gwendolin’s son

      Kenneth Vetter
      Birth: Feb. 8, 1943
      Death: Nov. 28, 1958

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Charles A Vetter (1920 – 2001)

      Burial:
      Long Island National Cemetery
      Farmingdale
      Suffolk County
      New York, USA
      Plot: 2A, 661

      Imported from: US Veteran’s Affairs
      Record added: Mar 03, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 2844023

  15. Hello, I have a U.S. WWII helmet that definitely comes from the city of BASTOGNE. He belonged to MC KENNA Thomas H. n°32267152
    Can you help me?
    Thank you very much.

    • I’m digging. I found this info…
      The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

      http://www.archives.gov

      Sunday, June 9, 2013
      Display Full Records

      File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946 (Enlistment Records)
      in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 – 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 – 1946. – Record Group 64 (info)

      Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

      You may wish to View the FAQs for this series.
      Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32267152 32267152
      NAME MC#KENNA#THOMAS#H####### MC#KENNA#THOMAS#H#######
      RESIDENCE: STATE 22 NEW JERSEY
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 007 CAMDEN
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2229 FT DIX NEW JERSEY
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 08 08
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 05 05
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
      NATIVITY 21 DELAWARE
      YEAR OF BIRTH 10 10
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 0 Grammar school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 732 Semiskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.
      MARITAL STATUS 2 Married
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0489 0489
      FILM REEL NUMBER 2.153 2.153

      Thomas H Mc Kenna, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Thomas H Mc Kenna
      Name (Original): MC KENNA THOMAS H
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 08 May 1942
      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: Ft Dix, New Jersey, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1910
      Birthplace: DELAWARE
      Education Level: Grammar school
      Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.
      Marital Status: Married
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 32267152
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 04892.153

      • Thank you very much for the information. It is possible to know what unit he belonged to? Is he still alive?
        Thank you again.

      • I’m not finding war info will keep looking but this looks like his death by year…

        Thomas H Mckenna, “United States Social Security Death Index”
        Given Name: Thomas
        Middle Name: H
        Surname: Mckenna
        Name Suffix:
        Birth Date: 2 October 1910
        Social Security Number: 221-05-0196
        State: Delaware
        Last Place of Residence: Camden, New Jersey
        Previous Residence Postal Code: 08106
        Event Date: 1 September 1994
        Age: 84

      • I really thank you for your research. Waiting for your news.
        THANK YOU for your motivation.

      • Did you find his family, yet? I might be able to help locate a relative, if you still need it. You are trying to return it to family members, right?

      • You can call up the Delaware County, New Jersey Public Library and give them his name and date of death. 1 September 1994 is his Date of Death. They can check for you to see if an obit was published. If one was published, it may have the names and locations of his surviving family members. From there, go to the whitepages.com site and you might be able to find them. His kids would most likely be in their late 50’s, 60’s, or maybe even early 70’s, so that can help narrow it down for you if you get a lot of results. Also, if husband and wife are listed in the obituary, pay attention to the “Associated/Family Members” section below the listing on http://www.whitepages.com and see if any of the names from the obit show up together. That will give you a clue to make sure you are on the right track. If you need more help after that, you can email me and I’ll see if I can find contact info for you. dogtag73@gmail.com. No fee for research.

    • Albert J Jr Abraham, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Albert J Jr Abraham
      Name (Original): ABRAHAM ALBERT J JR
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 04 Nov 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: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1925
      Birthplace: WEST VIRGINIA
      Education Level: 4 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Checkers
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: No branch assignment
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 35762996
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 09885.50

      AffiliateAlbert J Jr Abraham : Enlistment Record from WW2
      Name Albert J Jr Abraham
      Serial Number 35762996
      Residence State West Virginia
      Residence County Ohio
      Enlistment Place Clarksburg West Virginia
      Enlist Date (m/d/y) 11/04/1943
      Grade Private
      Branch No Branch Assignment
      Enlistment Term Duration of War, Plus 6 Months
      Source Civilian
      Nativity West Virginia
      Birth Year 1925
      Race + Citizenship White, Citizen
      Education 4 Years High School
      Civilian Occupation Checkers
      Marital Status Single, Without Dependents
      Component Army Selectees – Enlisted Men
      Box Film Number: 09885.50

      Albert J Jr Abraham : Enlistment Record from WW2
      Name Albert J Jr Abraham
      Serial Number 35762996
      Residence State West Virginia
      Residence County Ohio
      Enlistment Place Clarksburg West Virginia
      Enlist Date (m/d/y) 11/04/1943
      Grade Private
      Branch No Branch Assignment
      Enlistment Term Duration of War, Plus 6 Months
      Source Civilian
      Nativity West Virginia
      Birth Year 1925
      Race + Citizenship White, Citizen
      Education 4 Years High School
      Civilian Occupation Checkers
      Marital Status Single, Without Dependents
      Component Army Selectees – Enlisted Men

      Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 35762996 35762996
      NAME ABRAHAM#ALBERT#J#JR##### ABRAHAM#ALBERT#J#JR#####
      RESIDENCE: STATE 54 WEST VIRGINIA
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 069 OHIO
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5420 CLARKSBURG WEST VIRGINIA
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 04 04
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 11 11
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment
      BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
      NATIVITY 54 WEST VIRGINIA
      YEAR OF BIRTH 25 25
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 103 Checkers
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0988 0988
      FILM REEL NUMBER 5.50# 5.50#

      • Hi Jerry. With the help of the enlistment record you have his date of birth. I can go to ancestry.com and see if he is still alive. If he has passed away and I can find his Social Security Death Index, you can try to get his obit. I don’t charge a fee for research and would love to help you return this dog tag and badge to his family. My email is dogtag73@gmail.com. I don’t want to post family contact info publicly, so if you email me, I’ll see what I can do to help you. I commend you for wanting to return these items.

  16. Hello,

    I found a mess tin lid on the German-Belgian border, belonging to R.L. Ordean. Photo: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd434/Nebelwerfer41/2-2.jpg

    I think his name is Richard L. Ordean, found here: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=24994,24995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&bc=,sl,fd&txt_24994=35628645&op_24994=0&nfo_24994=V,8,1900&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=5890512

    I have found the grave of Richard L. Ordean here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100027869

    I am looking for information to contact his family (wife, children maybe?). I would like to let them know I found something that belonged to their father/husband/grandfather that he lost during WW2, defending our freedom. If you can help me, in any way, please contact me.

    Best regards,
    Marcel

  17. I recently found a war dept Id I would love to find this mans family and return it to them…. any info on his family would be wonderful. ID issued Aug 2 1942, Charles E Theiss, Pvt. cac serial # 35378338 . Born Sept. 2 1914, blue eyes brown hair,

    • Hi I looked at white pages and there is no surnames for Theiss.

      Charles Theiss, “United States Social Security Death Index”
      Given Name: Charles
      Middle Name:
      Surname: Theiss
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 2 September 1914
      Social Security Number: 280-01-5836
      State: Ohio
      Last Place of Residence: Columbiana, Ohio
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 43920
      Event Date: December , 16, 1981
      Age: 67

      • Hi Jody. Thanks to bluenoser, we know his date of death now. You can get an obit from the library, if one were published. Obituaries are extremely valuable because they usually list the names and locations of family members. In his case, he died a long time ago, so the locations for family members in the obit might be incorrect. In that case, there are other ways to find out where they are living now. If you can’t get an obit, there are other ways to find his family by using old Census Records from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to find possible siblings and more information. Sometimes it can be a complicated process, but usually eventually yields results. No fee for research and I’m happy to help since you want to give back the item to his family. That’s really nice of you! dogtags73@gmail.com Once again, thanks to the makers of this page for providing such a valuable resource for others to get help and information.

  18. I am looking for information from anyone that knew my father, Frank Salter. He was in the 361st infantry under General Clark. My father was a Technical Seargent (Tec. 4 3rd BNHQ)
    His discharge papers say that he fought in the following campaigns:
    Rome, Arno, No Appennines, and PO Valley.
    Thank You

  19. i am looking for information on my grand father (stanton mead porter) for my aunt (her dad). he served in wwll. we dont know much, we were told he was army and was told he was airborn, if anyone could help or direct me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it. D.O.B march 15, 1928.

    • Stanton M Porter, “United States Social Security Death Index”
      Given Name: Stanton
      Middle Name: M
      Surname: Porter
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 15 March 1928
      Social Security Number: 495-28-8361
      State: Missouri
      Last Place of Residence: Fairchild, Eau claire, Wisconsin
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 54741
      Event Date: 4 November 2009
      Age: 81

      Stanton M Porter, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Stanton M Porter
      Name (Original): PORTER STANTON M
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 12 Jun 1946
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Alaska
      Event Place: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1928
      Birthplace: MISSOURI
      Education Level: 1 year of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Cotton farmers
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: No branch assignment
      Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
      Serial Number: 17195749
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 02622.119

      File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946 (Enlistment Records)
      in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 – 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 – 1946. – Record Group 64 (info)

      Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

      You may wish to View the FAQs for this series.
      Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 17195749 17195749
      NAME PORTER#STANTON#M######## PORTER#STANTON#M########
      RESIDENCE: STATE 75 MISSOURI
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 191 ST LOUIS CITY
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 7545 JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 12 12
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 06 06
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 46 46
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment
      BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 2 Enlistment for Alaska
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 2 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
      NATIVITY 75 MISSOURI
      YEAR OF BIRTH 28 28
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 1 1 year of high school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 302 Cotton farmers
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER 9 9
      BOX NUMBER 0262 0262
      FILM REEL NUMBER 2.119 2.119

      • He enlisted, was not drafted, because his serial number doesn’t start with a 3. All draftee numbers begin with a 3. If I’m recalling correctly, Regular Army serial numbers began with 1. Here is where this brief search has led me so far. I found his enlistment record here at the AAD Database: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Stanton+M.+Porter&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1473979

        So, I looked at the details of the record to see if there might be a clue, and there was! Here are the two clues I found:

        ERM OF ENLISTMENT 2 Enlistment for Alaska
        LONGEVITY ### ###
        SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 2 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge

        So, he was an enlisted man in the Regular Army. Now I’m researching WWII units in Alaska that might have had an Airborne Division. I’ll post whatever I find.

      • I was unable to find any Airborne Units in Alaska during WWII. If you can email me and give me any more details you might have, like patches, paperwork, etc, I might be able to help you further. He served after the war ended, and was most likely stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Unfortunately, there is very little information for what went on after the war ended. If we could figure out his unit, that would be really helpful. Maybe a family member has his discharge papers or something else that will provide a clue. I can also walk you through the process of ordering his records from NARA using the eVetRecs system. Your aunt is next of kin, so she can get his entire record upon request. I’d also recommend calling up the American Legion or VFW if he was a member and asking them what they can tell you about his service/unit. The VA may also be able to give you that information. It’s really great that you are doing this research. dogtag73@gmail.com

  20. I have a friend that posted on face book about a teacher that went to VietNam and found a set of dog tags, the name on the tags were Martinson, L.P. serial number is 1984025, would like to get them back to him if I could locate him

  21. Military Unit & Branch of Service
    Military Abbreviations Found on U.S. Grave Markers

    By Kimberly Powell, About.com Guide

    ART – Artillery
    AC or USA – Army Corps; United States Army
    BRIG – Brigade
    BTRY – Battery
    CAV – Cavalry
    CSA – Confederate States of America
    CT – Colored Troops; may precede the branch such as CTART for Colored Troops Artillery
    CO or COM – Company
    ENG or E&M – Engineer; Engineers / Miners
    FA – Field Artillery
    HA or HART – Heavy Artillery
    INF – Infantry
    LA or LART – Light Artillery
    MC – Medical Corps
    MAR or USMC – Marines; United States Marine Corps
    MIL – Militia
    NAVY or USN – Navy; United States Navy
    REG – Regiment
    SS – Sharpshooters (or sometimes Silver Star, see below)
    SC- Signal Corps
    TR – Troop
    USAF – United States Air Force
    VOL or USV – Volunteers; United States Volunteers
    VRC – Veteran Reserve

    Military Service Medals & Awards
    AM – Air Medal
    ACM – Army Commendation Medal
    BS or BSM – Bronze Star or Bronze Star Medal
    CSC – Conspicuous Service Cross
    DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross
    LOM – Legion of Merit
    MOH – Medal of Honor
    PH – Purple Heart
    SS or SSM – Silver Star or Silver Star Medal
    These abbreviations generally follow another award to indicate superior achievement or multiple awards:

    A – Achievement
    V – Valor
    OLC – Oak Leaf Cluster (generally follows another award to indicate multiple awards)

    Military Groups & Veterans Organizations
    DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution
    GAR – Grand Army of the Republic
    SAR – Sons of the American Revolution
    SCV – Sons of Confederate Veterans
    SSAWV – Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
    UDC – United Daughters of the Confederacy
    USD 1812 – Daughters of the War of 1812
    USWV – United Spanish War Veterans

    BMG – Brevet Major General
    COL – Colonel
    CPL – Corporal
    CPT – Captain
    CSGT – Commissary Sergeant
    GEN – General
    LGEN – Lieutenant General
    LT – Lieutenant
    1 LT – First Lieutenant (2 LT = 2nd Lieutenant, and so on)
    LTC – Lieutenant Colonel
    MAJ – Major
    MGEN – Major General
    NCO – Noncommissioned Officer
    OSGT – Ordinance Sergeant
    PVT – Private
    PVT 1CL – Private First Class
    QM – Quartermaster
    QMSGT – Quartermaster Sergeant
    SGM – Sergeant Major
    SGT – Sergeant
    WO – Warrant Officer

    VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars

  22. Also Written as: U.S.A.F., US Air Force, U.S. Air Force

    Definition: When found on the headstone of an individual, the abbreviation U.S.A.F. usually stands for United States Air Force. It has long been common practice for veterans and their descendants to inscribe their gravestone with the branch of military in which they served. This can provide a clue for genealogists searching for military records.
    Web site: United States Air Force
    Related Terms
    • DAR
    • CSA
    • GAR
    • PH

    SAR
    • SCV
    • SS
    • UDC
    USA
    • USMC
    • USN
    VFW

  23. Looking for Captain Walter G. Knopps, Company Commander CO “A: 439th Signal Construction Battalion WW2 Ser # 0448199, or surviving family members or other surviving members of CO “A: 439th Signal Construction Battalion WW2 . MY father PFC William C. Hatton was in CO “A: 439th Signal Construction Battalion during WW2. He needs witnesses to his WW2 service in Co “A”. He can be contacted at 254-547-8407 or by mail at:
    511 Ridge Street
    Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
    Written by PFC William C. Hatton’s son: LTC(Ret.) William F. Hatton

  24. My dog Sanna and my son Michael Tokuru Jr found a Dog Tag and some bones under our local kitchen at Skyline Ridge in Honiara four weeks ago. It was an area known to have been a scene of skirmishes between the American and Japanese soldiers during the Guadalcanal Campaign in 1942. In fact, the US War Memorial at Skyline Ridge is about 300-500 meters from my resdience. The Dog Tag have these information etched on it:
    F.E. (Jr Drake)
    299871
    Blood Type: o
    T.1-42
    US Marine Corp

    My preliminary internet search for the surname Drake and initails F.E led me to a copyright entry on p.348 in the Library of Congress catalog of copyrights with the full name Francis Edward Drake Jr, Minealpolis on Dec 14, 1936. The copyright entry has the following brief: Horse (A) on you; a satire in 1 act, by F.E Drake Jr, c 1c, Dec. 14, 1936.

    Could he be the same person on the Dog Tag? I would like to hear from anyone who might know the person or his relatives?

    • You were pretty close in area wise. there is a great photo of him in his service uniform at this link.
      http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/174356-kia-guadalcanal/

      http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/wwii/reports/mar_m_d.htm
      Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII
      DRAKE, FRANCIS E JR 299871 USMC PFC 10/09/1942
      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

      Pfc Francis E.Drake,Jr.

      service# 299871

      from Massachusetts

      KIA: 9 Oct 1942 Guadalcanal
      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

      Francis E Drake Jr
      Inducted From: Massachusetts Rank: Private First Class Combat Organization: United States Marine Corps Death Date: 9 Oct 1942 Monument: Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines Last Known Status: Missing U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
      Silver Star Medal

      DRAKE, Francis E., Jr., Pfc., USMC. Father, Mr. Francis E. Drake, Sr., 255 Mill St., Springfield.

    • Hi Joe, I have a friend who has all the records on Marine Raiders. I’ll ask him to check this name and serial number against his Marine records. I will also go to ancestry.com and look for J. Troy in the Muster Rolls there. Sometimes the service numbers are in the records, allowing us to confirm first name and units he was in. Without this resource, you’d have little chance of tracking down this Marine. I do not charge a fee for helping others’ return dog tags and I will only do the research if they are willing to return them, free of charge, to the veteran/family. It sounds to me as if this is what you would like to do, so I commend you for that. It really brings joy to families and veterans to have these tags returned. Please email me at dogtag73@gmail.com and I can email you the info I find on him. When/if you email me, can you please tell me the circumstances of how and where you found this tag? That can be very helpful in finding either the veteran or his family. If I find his family, I’d rather not post their contact info on a public forum, so email is best. Thank you to the creators of this page for providing a way for people to receive help in their research! .

  25. Hi! I have a usmc hbt shirt whit the name D.C. Eortee or D.C.Sortel. Can you find information about this person? Thanks

  26. I’m looking for any info on Edward J. Kautz (Culbertson NE) who served in the 31st Tank Bn in Africa, Rhineland, Central Europe. Born Oct 27 1905. I unable to find any burial records. He died 02/28/1968 in Sacramento CA.

  27. I would like to hear from anyone who served with my uncle in WW11. He served proudly in the 3rd U.S. Army under Gen. George Patton, attached to the 4th Armored Division, 177th Field Artillery, Battery C. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, among other engagements. My uncle was Erwin Wright Stewart, from Four Oaks, North Carolina. Thank you, in advance, E. Wayne Stewart, Four Oaks, North Carolina.

  28. Looking for a Bud Norman. Had a wife or girlfriend named Carol. I have an I.D. bracelet my Grandpa found says Bud Norman on front and Hands off he’s mine Carol on the back. Would like to return it to his family.

  29. I’m looking for all information about Lt Denny James G. serial number ASNO- 722546.
    Probably a men who served in the US AIR FORCE.
    Thank you in advance.
    Mike

  30. Looking for information on my grandfather. All I have at this time is his name and branch he served. William Fredrick Dial USN, born in Blount County, Alabama, resided in Gadsden, Alabama.
    Thanks for any info anyone may have.

    • Hi you said you had a bit of info does any of this match your info? There seems to be a father and son William but different middle names.If any of this helps please ask if you want me to dig further…

      William F Dial in household of William H Dial, “United States Census, 1930”
      Name: William F Dial
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1930
      Event Place: Gum Springs, Blount, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Age: 8
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1922
      Immigration Year:
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
      Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
      District: 0002
      Household ID: 151
      Sheet Number and Letter: 8A
      Line Number: 43
      Affiliate Publication Number: T626, roll 4
      GS Film number: 2339739
      Digital Folder Number: 4531766
      Image Number: 00034
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head William H Dial M 35 Alabama
      Wife Ruby M Dial F 33 Alabama
      Daughter Sibyl M Dial F 11 Alabama
      Son Os* H Dial M 10 Alabama
      Son William F Dial M 8 Alabama
      Daughter Cecelia Dial F 6 Alabama
      Son Paul Dial M 4 Alabama

      ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      William H Dial, “United States Census, 1940”
      Name: William H Dial
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1940
      Event Place: Election Precinct 1, Cullman, Alabama, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 23
      Marital Status: Married
      Race (Original): White
      Race: White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
      Last Place of Residence: Rural, Cullman, Alabama
      District: 22-6
      Family Number: 33
      Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
      Line Number: 64
      Affiliate Publication Number: T627
      Affiliate Film Number: 22
      Digital Folder Number: 005454714
      Image Number: 00212
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head William H Dial M 23 Alabama
      Wife Louis Dial F 23 Alabama

      ,,,,
      I’m not sure if this may be the relative but the dad was William H Dial………and the wife name changed on the census….

      Fred William Dial, “United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”
      Name: Fred William Dial
      Event Type: Draft Registration
      Event Date: 1917-1918
      Event Place: Cascade County, Montana, United States
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 10 Aug 1875
      Birthplace: , , United States
      Nationality: United States
      Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
      Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
      GS Film number: 1684105
      Digital Folder Number: 005241970
      Image Number: 04551

      William H Dial, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: William H Dial
      Name (Original): DIAL WILLIAM H
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 05 Oct 1945
      Term of Enlistment: Three year enlistment
      Event Place: Cp Carson, Colo Springs, Colorado, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1914
      Birthplace: ALABAMA
      Education Level: Grammar school
      Civilian Occupation: Doormen
      Marital Status: Married
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Infantry
      Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
      Serial Number: 34814088
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 08523.274

      William Dial in household of Robert B Hill, “United States Census, 1940”
      Name: William Dial
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1940
      Event Place: Tract 31, Birmingham, Election Precinct 45, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 26
      Marital Status: Married
      Race (Original): White
      Race: White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son-In-Law
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son-in-law
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1914
      Last Place of Residence: Same Place
      District: 68-271
      Family Number: 179
      Sheet Number and Letter: 9B
      Line Number: 47
      Affiliate Publication Number: T627
      Affiliate Film Number: 97
      Digital Folder Number: 005454789
      Image Number: 00969
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head Robert B Hill M 50 Alabama
      Son Robert B Hill M 20 Alabama
      Mother Nancy A Hill F 68 Alabama
      Son-in-law William Dial M 26 Alabama
      Daughter Mary E Dial F 22 Alabama

  31. Hi just trying to track an address to return this soldiers dogtags home; MANDISH…FRANK, 333894474 144, O TYPE BLOOD, CATHOLIC,

  32. I am looking for any and all information about my dad’s army service during WWII. Vernon O. TeWinkel, born 1922 in Baldwin, WI. He would have enlisted or been drafted from Wisconsin.

    • Field Title Value Meaning
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 20653345 20653345
      NAME TE#WINKEL#VERNON#O###### TE#WINKEL#VERNON#O######
      RESIDENCE: STATE 63 WISCONSIN
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 093 PIERCE
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 6379 RIVER FALLS WISCONSIN
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 15 15
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 10
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 40 40
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION FA# Field Artillery
      BRANCH: CODE 30 Field Artillery
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 7 National Guard
      NATIVITY 63 WISCONSIN
      YEAR OF BIRTH 22 22
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 316 Farm hands, general farms
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 4 National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0355 0355
      FILM REEL NUMBER 3.76# 3.76#

      • Cheryl, yThanks to Chuck, you now have your father’s service record, which contains valuable information in your search. He was in the National Guard. I looked up Wisconsin National Guard and found out that he would most likely have been in the 32nd Infantry Division. Hopefully you will be able to find out his exact unit by going here: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/evetrecs-help.html You have to use Internet Explorer for the system to work. You can fill out the form to the best of your ability and then print it out, SIGN it (or they won’t send you anything) and then fax or mail it in. You should have a reply in about 6 weeks. There was a very large fire in 1973 that destroyed most of the Army records, so they may not be able to send you very much. However, you never know. They sent me my uncle’s DSC Citation. Also, try calling up his local VFW and seeing if he was a member. They usually have a file on him that might be helpful in your research. The other thing you might try is to call up the VA and ask them if they can tell you his unit. He is deceased now, so they might be able to give you more information.

        I went on ancestry.com and ran a check for you. I found an old high school year book for River Falls, WI in 1944 that lists two names right next to each other “Tewinkle Don-New Caledonia” and “Tewinkle, Vernon-England”. Could that be your father, and perhaps his cousin, Don, or maybe even a brother? If so, your father was in England during 1944. Since it was extremely rare for men to serve in both Europe and the South Pacific, chances are he spent his war years in Europe. I know he served in the army from 1940 to 1945 based on this file here on ancestry.com:
        U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs BIRLS Death File:
        NAME: Vernon Tewinkel
        BIRTH: 25 Jan 1922
        DEATH: 5 Aug 2006
        MILITARY: 15 Oct 1940
        OTHER: 14 Jun 1945

        So, Don served in the South Pacific and was training in New Caledonia with his unit, most likely. Many Army units trained in New Caledonia before the second invasion of the Philippines in 1945, including my uncle’s. Chances are that Don TeWinkle participated in the Philippine invasion if he was in New Caledonia. So, if you can confirm for me that your father either served in England or that the Vernon Tewinkle I found in the River Falls, Wisconsin year book listing is him, then we can begin researching units from WI that fought in England during the war. That will help narrow your research down greatly, as would any clues you can provide from what he may have told you over the years. If you have his uniforms, check his patches. You might be able to identify his unit based on the patches or maybe even from pictures of him in uniform. Ok, that’s it for now. I don’t charge a fee for doing this research, so if you want to email me privately at dogtags73@gmail.com, I hope I can help you further.

      • Seeker 3773: I tried to e-mail you at the gmail address but it bounced back. Do you have a more current one? Anyway, here’s what I wrote in it:
        I cannot thank you enough for your response.

        “…River Falls, WI in 1944 that lists two names right next to each other “Tewinkle Don-New Caledonia” and “Tewinkle, Vernon-England”. Could that be your father, and perhaps his cousin, Don, or maybe even a brother?”

        Yes, Don is my father’s brother, & is still living (the last of the men of the family), in Sheboygan, WI.
        So now I know more about my dad’s service, & something about my uncle’s which I didn’t know at all. They came from a family of 9, 6 of them boys. I can’t swear that they all served, but all who did survived. One uncle (Floyd) was at Pearl Harbor.

        This is silly, but what got me more interested in knowing more about this is I have been watching “Band of Brothers” an HBO series about the Army’s Easy Company, 101st Airborne. A lot of the places they went reminded me of my dad. He didn’t talk much about it, but I knew he was in England and Holland for sure. It made me want to know more. It made the war more real to me. I’m sorry if that sounds blissfully ignorant, but I was born in 1947, so yeh, ignorant.

        I am eager to explore the link you sent. The way my week is going it may be Friday before I get to it, but I’ve flagged your e-mail. You may hear from me again, if you’re sure that’s ok.

        Thanks again, and God bless you.

      • Cheryl, sorry, it was late and I messed up the email address, adding an s. The correct email is dogtag73@gmail.com. Sorry about that. Are you in touch with your Uncle Don? He might be willing to speak to you about his own service and be able to tell you where the rest of his brothers served and maybe even the units. I’ll look forward to getting an email from you.

      • P.S. I have a couple photos of him in uniform, but don’t know how to show you since your e-mail doesn’t work.

  33. Hi, I found a WW2 canteen in an antique store and on the bottom of the canteen it said the name of the person named Terry Riley. This was very intriguing, so I’d like to discover more information about this “Terry Riley” and where he served and possibly how he died, IF he died in the war. Please leave a reply.
    Thank you!

    • Hi,
      Does the canteen have a serial number or any other identifying info on it? Can you find out from the antique store where they got it from? I can tell you that with just the name Terry Riley to go on, it will be difficult. Is it an Army canteen? Where was the antique store located? That might be helpful in finding the correct Terry Riley, but a serial number would be much more helpful.

  34. I am looking for information on my great uncle, my grandfather, my other grandfather and my great grand uncle. My great grand uncle is Robert Martin Cuervo and he was in the US Navy and served around the time of the Korean War as did both of my grandfathers John Rogers Cuervo and Donald Lee Skiles. Finally, any information on my great grand uncle Samuel Clinton Burns POW during WWII would also be most helpful. I am much obliged.

      • I will send new message this getting to long. If you can see they are a match good if not I’ll dig again. If that Robert you can phone or email him maybe he can be a source for you. 🙂

        Home : Last Names : B : Bu : Burns : Samuel C Burns
        Name Samuel C Burns
        Ser. Number 39685281
        Grade Private First Class
        Service Army
        Arm Infantry
        First Report 01/18/1945
        Last Report 05/17/1945
        Race White
        Parent Unit 0017
        Unit Type Battalion Training Battalion Combat Special Troops
        Area European Theatre France
        Source Official Sources
        Status Liberated Or Repatriated
        Detaining Power Germany
        Camp Stalag 5a Malschbach Ludwigsburg Wurtemb
        Jul 10, 2013 – This WW2 POW or prisoner of war record for Samuel C Burns is just one of over 143,000 found in our historical archive for U.S. servicemen and civilians who were held captive by Germany or Japan during World War II. Our archived military lists include officers as well as enlisted men and women, reservists, etc. Sources of our data are government and public collections and files. We typically work with military records that are difficult and even impossible to locate without extensive knowledge of how or where to begin searching.

        Robert Martin Cuervo, “California, Birth Index, 1905-1995”
        Name: Robert Martin Cuervo
        Event Type: Birth
        Event Date: 23 Dec 1938
        Event Place: San Bernardino, California, United States
        Gender: Male
        Mother’s Name: Rodriguez

        Can this guy be still living? If so here is how to contact him maybe he can answer some of your questions.

        (714) 279-6248

        982 River Dr
        Norco, CA 92860

        robert.mcuervo@aol.com
        Robert Martin Cuervo
        74

        Norco, CA
        Corona, CA
        Fullerton, CA

        Mary Irmgarde Cuervo
        70

        Norco, CA
        Fullerton, CA

        Donald Lee Skiles, “United States Social Security Death Index”
        Given Name: Donald
        Middle Name: Lee
        Surname: Skiles
        Name Suffix:
        Birth Date: 27 November 1933
        Social Security Number: 433-50-4114
        State: Louisiana
        Last Place of Residence: Orange, Texas
        Previous Residence Postal Code: 77630
        Event Date: 12 July 2008
        Age: 75

        Donald Lee Skiles, “California, Birth Index, 1905-1995”
        Name: Donald Lee Skiles
        Event Type: Birth
        Event Date: 16 Dec 1932
        Event Place: Orange, California, United States
        Gender: Male
        Mother’s Name: Wood

        Donald Lee Skiles, “Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959”
        Name: Donald Lee Skiles
        Event Type: Draft Registration
        Event Year Range: 1948-1959
        Event Place: Elizabeth, Allen, Louisiana, United States
        Gender: Male
        Birth Date: 27 Nov 1933
        Affiliate Publication Title: Second Registration Draft Cards,compiled 1948-1959
        Affiliate ARC Identifier: 2173193
        Digital Folder Number: 004765197
        Image Number: 00311

        Donald Lee Skiles
        Birth: Nov. 27, 1933
        Death: Jul. 12, 2008
        Note: SP3 US ARMY
        Burial:
        Forest Lawn Memorial Park
        West Orange
        Orange County
        Texas, USA
        Plot: Garden of Meditation A

  35. Hello,

    Today, July 9th, 2013 I found an old dog tag at the air port beach on Fishers Island, NY where Fort Wright used to be. Here is the information on the tag:
    John F Stempine
    36046279 T41 AB
    Mrs. Leona Stempine
    413 w. 8th Street
    Georgetown, Il C

    Tje only information I could find tonight is that this man was born in 1916 or 1917 and seems to have died on November 8th or 10th in 2000, possibly in Herber Springs, AR. He enlisted in Chicago, Il on August 8th 1941. I would so love to find a great nephew or neice to send them their Uncle’s dog tag. Thank you. Michele

    • This is a guy over 65 living in Georagetown Ill maybe he can help.

      Joseph F Stempine
      Home (217) 662-8740

      307 Huffman St

      Georgetown, IL 61846-1431
      Age: 65+

      STEMPINE, John F; 83; Georgetown IL>Heber Springs AR; News-Gazette (IL); 2000-11-10; mlf

  36. Hi, I would like any info regarding Army Veteran Seals Knight. He was my grandfather who fought in WWII. My dad said he was in France or Germany (can’t remember) and he received a purple heart after getting shot in the chest and needing a lung removed. I have barely any info about him and I can’t ask anyone on my dad’s side since they’re all deceased. Really curious about this side of my family. Thanks

  37. I’m looking for more info on my great grandpa (Henry Smit) and his brother (Andrew G. Smit), both from Michigan. Andrew died in WWII when his ship was torpedoed on his way home on leave. Henry survived WWII, and died a few years ago. He was a mechanic. I can’t find any info about him on the Internet. I don’t know any more than that. Anything you can find would be wonderful!!!!!

    • Oh, Andrew did not die on the way back from the war. All we know about his death is that he was buried in Honolulu and died on November 30, 1945.

    • cenotaph means his body is not in this grave it’s an honorary cemetery for MIA and KIA

      Sgt Andrew G Smit
      Birth: unknown
      Death: Nov. 30, 1945

      Note: Entered the service from Michigan.

      Burial:
      Honolulu Memorial *
      Honolulu
      Honolulu County
      Hawaii, USA
      *Cenotaph [?]

      Imported from: US Veteran’s Affairs
      Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
      Record added: Aug 06, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 56122643

      Henry A Smit in household of Ben Smit, “United States Census, 1940”
      Name: Henry A Smit
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1940
      Event Place: Zeeland Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 21
      Marital Status: Single
      Race (Original): White
      Race: White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Birthplace: Michigan
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1919
      Last Place of Residence: Same House
      District: 70-48
      Family Number: 3
      Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
      Line Number: 10
      Affiliate Publication Number: T627
      Affiliate Film Number: 1809
      Digital Folder Number: 005461671
      Image Number: 00757
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head Ben Smit M 47 Michigan
      Wife Hermina Smit F 44 Michigan
      Son Henry A Smit M 21 Michigan
      Son Andrew G Smit M 18 Michigan
      Son Louis Smit M 17 Michigan
      Daughter Truda L Smit F 14 Michigan
      Daughter Hazel Smit F 6 Michigan

      Henry A Smit in household of Ben Smit, “United States Census, 1930”
      Name: Henry A Smit
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type: Census
      Event Year: 1930
      Event Place: Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
      District: 0039
      Gender: Male
      Age: 11
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Race (Original): White
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1919
      Birthplace: Michigan
      Immigration Year:
      Father’s Birthplace: Michigan
      Mother’s Birthplace: Michigan
      Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
      Household ID: 39
      Line Number: 80
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T626
      Affiliate Film Number: 1024
      GS Film number: 2340759
      Digital Folder Number: 004609264
      Image Number: 00539
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Head Ben Smit M 36 Michigan
      Wife Hermina Smit F 34 Michigan
      Son Henry A Smit M 11 Michigan
      Son Andrew G Smit M 8 Michigan
      Son Lewis Smit M 7 Michigan
      Daughter Truda S Smit F 4 Michigan

      Henry Smit, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Henry Smit
      Name (Original): SMIT HENRY
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 16 Jun 1941
      Term of Enlistment:
      Event Place: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1919
      Birthplace: MICHIGAN
      Education Level: 4 years of high school
      Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 36157690
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 10395.101

      Andrew G Smit, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Andrew G Smit
      Name (Original): SMIT ANDREW G
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 02 Oct 1942
      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: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1921
      Birthplace: MICHIGAN
      Education Level: Grammar school
      Civilian Occupation: Crop specialty farmers
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 36402604
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 10775.139

      • Henry Smit
        November 17, 1919 – October 1, 1986
        Portage, Michigan
        Naoma P Smit
        SMIT, Naoma P.
        Of Portage

        Passed away Thursday evening, March 11, 2010. Naoma was born July 25, 1922 in Kalamazoo the daughter of John and Pearl (VanderSalm) Orbeck. Naoma worked for several years with the Upjohn Company and later retired as bank manager from the former First Federal Savings and Loan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cross stitch, bingo, and fishing at the lake. On December 24, 1941 she was united in marriage to her loving husband, Henry Smit, who preceded her in death on October 29, 1986. Surviving are 3 daughters, Sherry (Frank) Simons, Vicki (Kevin) Kuss, Linda (Bill) Stannard; 8 grandchildren, Michael (Vikki) Ruffolo, Shannon (Dan) Bower, Jody Jackson, Tanya (Tim) Deary, Julie (Ryan) Willhauck, Tracy Lewis, Jamie (Kristie) Stannard, Angie (Keith) Deklein; and 19 great-grandchildren. The family would like to express a special thank you to a close family friend, Susie Becker, for the kindness and loving care given to their mother in her later years. Friends may meet the family Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 o’clock Monday at the Portage South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. http://www.langelands.com
        – See more at: http://www.langelands.com/obituary/Naoma-P-Smit/Portage-MI/764242#sthash.Aoqb6T4u.dpuf

  38. Help! New post. I am seeking information on Lt. (JG) Irving Emerson Silverstein. US Naval Reserve. I believe he’s buried in the Long Island National Cemetery. Believe DOB to be 3/12/20 DOD 7/8/43. I have a letter written by the father of Irving Silverstein. The father, H. J. Silverstein addressed the letter from an address on Ocean Pkwy. Brooklyn, N.Y. Unfortunately an ink blot has hidden the first few numbers of the address. I believe Irving was married. I am trying to locate any I formation about him and his family. I’m hoping there are surviving children or grandchildren I can make contact with. There is no family connection on my part. This is just a story of a young man that died near my families home in North Florida and a connection that was made as he passed away. Thank you for any help with this. I’m not a genealogist so finding information hasn’t come easy. Blessings!

    • There is a copy of his headstone at this link.
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Silverstein&GSfn=+Irving+&GSmn=Emerson&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1943&GSdyrel=in&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=2818816&df=all&

      Irving Emerson Silverstein
      Birth: Mar. 12, 1920
      Death: Jul. 8, 1943

      Inscription:
      LT JG USNR
      WORLD WAR II

      Burial:
      Long Island National Cemetery
      Farmingdale
      Suffolk County
      New York, USA
      Plot: D, LOT 935A

      Imported from: US Veteran’s Affairs
      Record added: Mar 03, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 2818816

      http://www.accident-report.com/USN/nnames/usns.html
      US NAVY/USMC PILOTS AND CREWS
      INVOLVED IN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS or INCIDENTS

      SILVERSTEIN, IRVING EMERSON
      http://www.accident-report.com/USN/order1.html

      If you find family or someone who wants the records there is a form just a few lines but costs Complete Accident Report/MACR (up to 30 pages) $25.00

      Smaller Accident Report/MACR (7 pages or less) SPECIAL PRICE: based on size of total report
      $15.00
      Additional pages $.20 Each
      USN/USMC Accident Briefs $10.00 Each
      Aircraft History Cards $10.00 Each
      4×5 Photographs $5.00 Each
      5×7 Photographs $7.00 Each
      Shipping & Handling $2.00
      International Shipping & Handling $4.00
      Scan and Email Pages Based on Size

      Prices effective January 1, 2009
      It might be free else were,

      Irving Emerson Silverstein, “Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998”
      Name: Irving Emerson Silverstein
      Name Prefix:
      Name Suffix:
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 1943
      Event Place: Putnam, Florida, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age:
      Race: White
      Birth Year (Estimated):
      Affiliate File Name: FDI03-1943.txt
      Affiliate Line Number: 21112
      Affiliate CD Number: FDI03
      Certificate Number: 14730
      Volume Number: 1053
      Note:

      Irving E Silverstein, “United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946”
      Name: Irving E Silverstein
      Name (Original): SILVERSTEIN IRVING E
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Date: 25 Feb 1942
      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: Cp Upton, Yaphank, New York, United States
      Residence Place:
      Race: White
      Citizenship Status: citizen
      Birth Year: 1920
      Birthplace: NEW YORK
      Education Level: 3 years of college
      Civilian Occupation: Accountants and auditors
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Military Rank: Private
      Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
      Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source Reference: Civil Life
      Serial Number: 32219710
      Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
      Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
      Box Film Number: 04822.146

  39. Looking for more information on first cousin, Anthony S. Greco, MC, USA. KIA 22 June 1944 Montepescali, Italy. Appears as if friendly fire incident. Attched to 701st Tank Destroyer BN. Unit after action report of poor quality. Any ideas for other places to look/information would be appreciated. Thanks!

  40. I found a framed Japanese flag with several signatures (no ranks) as well as “LUZON POW CAMP #1” and a black and white photo attached to the frame. The photo has two soldiers standing beside a sign that also indicates Luzon POW Camp #1. I was able to purchase the flag with the help of a friend and we are gifting it to the National Infantry Museum, Ft Benning, GA next week. I have tried to find any of the men whose names are inscribed on the flag by googling their names. I’ve been able to connect a few to WWII and the Phillippines. Not sure how to attach a photo here? The name in the center of the flag is “Harold Herd” “The Great” and the date written is October 4, 1945. We know the camp was liberated 30 Jan 45 so the date discrepancy is curious. We do not doubt the authenticity of the artifact. I simply wish I could trace it to someone. I’m sure the NIM will work diligently to do so.

  41. Found a Basic Field Manual for First Aid for Soldiers, April 7, 1943. Has a name printed on it…Pvt. Quention Z Johnson………….Would like to find him or relatives .

    • Nevada, Death Index, 1980-2012
      BIRTH, MARRIAGE & DEATH
      NAME: Quention Zimett Johnson
      BIRTH: 25 Jan 1924 – Kansas
      DEATH: 22 Sep 1998 – Elko, Elko

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s