Jennifer has spent over a decade studying all military branches for WWI and WWII. Through her research and European travels, she understands the complexity and confusion around military research for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, especially when all the records burned. This is actual inaccurate and much more exists than what the public realizes.
To help clear up some confusion and answer her most commonly received questions, particularly around primary vital record sets researchers require, and to help those researching Army or Air Corps/Army Air Forces service where many OMPFs (service files) burned, Jennifer has written several articles to help researchers.
Learn basic tips on navigating WWII records and photographs through a collection of articles our staff wrote and some on NARA’s website. To learn more and go deeper into your research, pick up one of my Stories from the World War II Battlefield books if you are in the U.S. or Faces of War: Researching Your Adopted Soldier if you are in Europe.
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General Research Articles
- What Do VA Index Card Codes Mean?
- Research Tip! Where Can I Find a Service/Serial Number?
- Requesting the Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF)
- Difference Between the OMPF and IDPF
- Coast Guard OMPFs and IDPFs
- Uncovering a Sailor’s Story in a Navy File
- Civilian Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs)
- Tips for Starting Your WWII Research
- The Research Process Do’s and Dont’s
- Company Morning Reports
- Honoring Our Soldiers Overseas
- Tarawa and a Study of Graves Registration Service During WWII
- Where Can You Find WWII Education?
- Indiana WWII Solider, Sailor, and Marines Resources
- Searching University Archival Collections
Photograph and Newspaper Resources
- Finding U.S. WWII Records and Photos: Are They Where You Think They Are?
- 36th Infantry Division Reports and Photographs
- Missouri History Museum Photographs
- Identifying those Unidentified Photos
- National Archives Blog Articles
The Bigger Picture
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