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Re: WWII Navy Service Records - Additional Informa


The WWII Navy records are actually housed in St Louis at the National Archives. These records are typically 75-150 pages in length and include a wealth of information on individual Navy Veterans. Most of the time you will find a photo of the veteran, a service record book which shows all of his duties and assignments-including the ships he was on, promotions, awards and the list goes on. There will also be correspondence between the veteran(sometimes the veteran's family as well) and the government. The National Archives charges $70 for any record over 6 pages in length(it doesn't matter if you are the next of kin this is just a flat fee). Because it is a bureaucratic agency and takes months and months to respond to even the most basic request, I always recommend going with a private agency that locates Navy Service Records. They charge basically the same as NARA and can get the records for family members in about a tenth the time it takes the government to do it. Here is one site that specializes in this:

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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