Gold Star Veterans - Request World War II Military Records

Requesting World War II Military Records:

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.

World War II Military records are stored at the National Personnel Records Center (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/) in St. Louis, Missouri.

On June 5, 1967, the Freedom of Information Act was enacted to prevent the unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This law and the Privacy Act of 1974, as well as directives from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, govern the release of information from records in the physical custody of the National Personnel Records Center.

To request military records, please contact the National Personnel Records Center at the following address:

National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

For more information, visit the National Personnel Records Center website (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/)

The National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.nara.gov/) also provides an overview of Access to Military Service and Pension Records which includes access to the required forms at http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html