What You Need to Know to Find WW2 Army Records

The Second World War was one of the most significant events in human history. Millions of people served in the Allied and Axis forces, and their stories are an important part of our collective history. If you’re looking for information about a relative who served in the war, you may be able to find records from the U.S. Army. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Where to Look for Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the best place to start your search for WW2 Army records. NARA has a variety of records, including enlistment papers, discharge documents, and service records. You can search for records online or visit one of their facilities in person.

What Information You Need

Before you start your search, it’s important to have as much information as possible about the person you’re looking for. This includes their full name, date of birth, and any other identifying information such as rank or unit number. Having this information will make it easier to narrow down your search results and find the right record.

Tips for Searching

When searching through NARA’s records, it’s important to be patient and thorough. Start by searching by name and then narrow down your results by adding additional criteria such as date of birth or rank. You may also want to use different search terms or look through related records such as those from other branches of service or from other countries involved in the war. Finally, don’t forget to check out NARA’s online resources for more tips on finding WW2 Army records.

Finding WW2 Army records can be a daunting task, but with some patience and research it is possible to uncover valuable information about a relative who served during this historic event. By knowing where to look and what information you need, you can make your search much easier and more successful.

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