How Do I Find Out My Grandfathers WWII Service Record?
Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:00 AM
I searched http://aad.archives.gov and couldn't find anything. Can anyone tell me a good place to start my search?
Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:23 PM
Or you could fill as much as the sf180 as possible and send it to the national archives to see if his record is available, most of the records were destroyed in a fire though. If you dont mind what information do you have on him maybe some members here could help find either his enlistment card, or be able to help find some other info on him.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:23 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:16 AM
I've tried Google and didn't get anything. His name was Harold L. Durham and he was from central Arkansas. I've attached a photo of him with his uniform with some pins someone may recognize. I'd appreciate any information or suggestions of where to search...
Is this him?:
NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
KY isn't that far from AR and this is the only Harold L. Durham listed. I'd follow Fgrun83's advice and go for it. At least you have a serial number to on from this.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:13 AM
Distinctive Unit Insignia DIs Over 1,000 to choose from
I also agree that you should send in the paperwork. follow the instructions on this thread. http://www.ww2f.com/...el-records.html
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:38 AM
So he was in the Army Air Corp and possibly with the 10th Air Force. I think alieneyes got you a good start. Wish we could be more help--Good luck
Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:48 PM
Thank you for your help. The link alieneyes provided was not him as he was born in 1916. I've also attached a couple of more pics that are a bit better quality. I also noticed the pins on his lapel in one of the photo's is different thank in the other photo (looks like two swords crossing). I'll see what else I can dig up. Thanks again to everyone for all of your help!
Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:56 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:05 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:54 AM
Buten42, LRusso216 & alieneyes:
Thank you for your help. The link alieneyes provided was not him as he was born in 1916.
Jay, can you give us his middle name? Sometimes what happens is things get reversed on paper. I have had grandkids swear their grand dad was Peter Paul Jones and even when I have shown them it was Paul Peter Jones, they don't accept it until they compare the dates of birth.
DEFINITELY not saying this is the case here, at all. Just trying to cover every possible base for you to get you the answers you seek.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:15 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:47 AM
If they are crossed cannons, what would this indicate? Unfortunately I'm having to take a picture of the picture of my grandfather with it still in the frame as it is very fragile and I'm afraid of tearing it if I remove it. The bubble glass is causing some reflection so the pics aren't 100% clear...
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