The main set of records for a military service man or woman is the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). This file can be found at the National Personnel Records Center, in St. Louis, Missouri. NPRC also holds Morning Reports, Payroll Records, Army Air Corps IDPFs, and more.
If your soldier died or was discharged by 1952, the records are available to anyone. If your soldier died or was discharged after 1952, only the next-of-kin, or authorized representative can obtain the records. Veterans can obtain copies for free, while others must pay NPRC copy fees.
The Army Air Corps which became the Army Air Forces during WWII, was under the authority of the Army. You will find records within the Army files and Air Corps or Air Forces files.
Explanation of Service Numbers on Wikipedia
Resources for Army, Air Corps, and National Guard
Fort Benning MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library Digital Collections
Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Index of Code and Operational Names
U.S. Army Center of Military History
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Digital Archives
U.S. Army Medical Department Office of Medical History
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force Historical Studies Office
Aviation Archaeology – Air Force Accident Reports and Missing Air Crew Reports Databases
Fold3.com Databases for Army and Air Corps
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) Abbreviations and Status definitions
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force – Research
U.S. Air Force History and Museum
WWII Vehicles – Japanese Aircraft Code Names
WWII Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands
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