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    Default Looking for info on a WW2 Vet

    My wife's grandfather fought in WW2. He landed on Omaha and was wounded somewhere during The Battle of The Bulge. I have recently been trying to find records and anyone who might have known him. We just found a scrapbook he made while in paris with a lot of pictures but no names to go with them. I have searched the NARA.gov site with his serial number but I fear his records might have been lost in the fire. Do you guys know anywhere else I might be able to look? That does not cost 30 bucks a month? He died in 1981 before both of our time (I know some of you just said Jesus he wasn't born yet...or something like that)
    I've got one of his Dog Tags with his serial number, A scrapbook, and a piece of paper handwritten with every town and battle he was in.
    No Idea what Company/Unit etc etc.

    Any help would be great. He wasn't a paratrooper but...Omaha Beach....

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    Default Re: Looking for info on a WW2 Vet

    If you can nail down the division (pictures and googling his battle list) you could recreate his order of battle and probably determine his regiment and maybe battalion. From there google the hell out of Veterans associations for that Division/Regiment. Something should pop up

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    Default Re: Looking for info on a WW2 Vet

    You have his service ID number. Get a close relative and I mean very close to contact records and get his DD214. There's a link to the records division on this site somewhere. You can do it online.
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    Default Re: Looking for info on a WW2 Vet

    http://www.archives.gov/veterans/mil...e-records.html

    Follow the links. His next of kin (aka a child) can request his records. I helped my mother in law get her father's records a couple years ago this way. He was WW2 Navy and had five ships shot out from under him. Talk about luck...

    It takes a while but if they are there they can be gotten. Good luck.


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    Default Re: Looking for info on a WW2 Vet

    Quote Originally Posted by VoTrooper99 View Post
    http://www.archives.gov/veterans/mil...e-records.html

    Follow the links. His next of kin (aka a child) can request his records. I helped my mother in law get her father's records a couple years ago this way. He was WW2 Navy and had five ships shot out from under him. Talk about luck...

    It takes a while but if they are there they can be gotten. Good luck.
    Excellent!!! We posted at the same time. That's the link!!!
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