National Archives

National Archives

The National Archives/National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is where the miltary records are kept. This is where you would request DD-214s and miliaty records. You can also find Ship Logbooks, military wars, and other items that pertaining to the military history.

On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destoryed approximately 16 to 18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF). The records affected are:

  • Army Personnel discharge November 1, 1912 to January 1, 1960 with estimated loss of 80%
  • Air Force Personnel discharge September 25, 1947 to January 1, 1964 (with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.) with estiamted loss of 75%


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