Military records destroyed

At the time of the Second World War a number of the members of our family served. However the 1973 St Louis file decimated the majority of the service records so only the memories of the participants who spoke before passing away can elaborate.On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).. The records affected:

Branch Personnel and Period Affected Estimated Loss
Army Personnel discharged November 1, 1912 to January 1, 1960 80%
Air Force Personnel discharged September 25, 1947 to January 1, 1964
(with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.)
75%
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