93rd BG Assistance

Many inquiries have been received in the past from relatives and friends searching for information on their loved ones. Although we have many resources we are not always able to provide the information requested.  We will in those cases print your inquiry in our quarterly newsletter to see if any of our members can help. Inquires can be emailed to:

 

bofmailman@gmail.com

 

Please include 93 BG Request in the subject line of your email. If you have previously sent an inquiry or other material, please do so again. We believe we have improved our response time.

 

The fully indexed archives of the group newsletter from 1993 through 2014 are now posted on this web site. The archive can be accessed here.

Government Resources

National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records:
This is where you obtain Service Records (201 file) located in St. Louis. Note that a fire in 1973 destroyed many records, nearly 80% of them. You'll need their Standard Form 180 and an understanding of the Privacy Act of 1974.

 

Mailing address for Military Personnel Records
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

 

293 file, Individual Deceased Personnel File: 
If the individual you are researching was killed in action, the disinterment file will have information about the identification and reburial process. The U.S. Total Army Personnel Command handles these requests.

 

Mailing address for individual Deceased Personnel File
Commander 
U.S. Total Army Personnel Command Attention: TAPC-PAO (FOIA) 
200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22332-0404
National Archives: MACR's, KU-Reports, Tactical Mission Summaries, replies may take two to four months. Records pertaining to the military in W.W.II are maintained at National Archives at College Park, MD (Archives II).

 

Mailing address for MACR'S,

KU-Reports and Tactical Mission Summaries.
National Archives and Records Administration
Textual Reference Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone 301-713-7250
Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) : Located at Maxwell AFB Alabama. A great potential source for unit information and for purchasing microfilm records. Replies may take five to six months but the wait is well worth it.

 

Mailing address for unit information

and for purchasing microfilm records:
AFHRA/RSA
1600 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, Alabama 36112-6424
Phone (334) 953-2437 FAX (334) 953-4096

 

Air Force History Support Office (AFHSO) :

Located at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, which is the primary repository of historical information, the office responds to requests for information from private organizations, government agencies and the general public.

 

Mailing address for the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA)
AFHSO/HOS
Reference and Analysis Division
1200 McChord Street, Box 94
Bolling AFB, DC 203-32-1111
Phone 202-404-2261

 

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 

Phone 800 827-1000

The VA has procedures to help you find surviving service members.