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General Research Information!This section contains general information useful for military and aviation research. It is provided strictly as an aid with no particular endorsement of any site or its contents.
- For information on Aircraft Losses in Vietnam: "Vietnam Air Losses United States Air Force Navy and marine Corps Fixed-Wing Aircraft Losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973" by Chris Hobson.
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- If event was Skyhawk related, we may have information on it. And we welcome all Skyhawk related information you may find.
- One possible source of information for an aircraft accident is Aviation Archaelogoy
- If event was non-A4 Skyhawk aircraft loss related and you have Aircraft BuNo. (Bureau Number), date of loss, etc. utilize official military sites such as
Naval Aviation History
Department of the Navy - Naval Historical Center at 805 Kidder Breese SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C. 20374-5060 FOR:
Aircraft Accident Summaries/Aircraft Mishap Investigation Reports
The aircraft accident reports are a record of operational losses. The summary reports normally do not include reports on combat losses. Presently, the collection covers the period 1920 to December 1979. The records are filed by type of aircraft and date of the accident. The collection is only on microfilm. NOTE: Without the type of aircraft and date of the accident it is almost impossible to locate the report on the microfilm. Requestors must have the type of aircraft and date of the accident in order to obtain a copy of the report. Records for the post December 1979 period are held by the Naval Safety Center. Their address is Commander Naval Safety Center, Attn: Code 71, 375A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511-4399.
- An excellent U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Records site is thevietnamfiles.com
- Marines: MATMEP or equivalent or any other records for training and MOS experience.
Try: Marine Corps Records Correspondence (MMSB-12), 2008 Elliot Road, Quantico, VA. 22134-5030. Ph- 1-800-268-3710, (703) 784-3920/4646/5616
- Looking for information concerning a POW/MIA Braclet? Try Task Force Omega Inc.
- Books such as "How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military" by Johnson and Knox can provide vauluable information such as little known records locations. A related web site is MilitaryUSA.com
- NARA eVetRecs
- USNAVYEMAIL.COM is a site to check for email ids.
- Buried Vets Records.
- Veterans Benfits and Services.
- DUTY STATION VERIFICATION [USN]: Many times your Discharge Papers (DD 214) don't tell the whole story of your duty stations while in the service. One of the things they won't show is when you were sent on TDY or TAD. Proof of duty stations arrival and departure is contained in Ships Log for ships and Deck Log for Shore Activities. When you check in and out an entry is made in one of those Logs. The names of assigned officers usually appear on the first page of each month's deck log. The enlisted men assigned to a naval ship or command are listed on muster rolls which were also submitted monthly. If needed, the following are Government sources where you can locate and obtain information regarding assignments:
The Old Military and Civil Branch, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408 Tel: (202) 501-5385 holds copies of the deck logs from 1801 through December 1940, as well as the muster rolls through 1938 in bound books.
The Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Tel: (301) 837-3510) has custody of the deck logs from 1 January 1941 to the year over thirty years from the present date, as well as microfilm copies of the muster rolls from 1939 through 1975. After 1956, a list of the officers is usually included with the muster rolls.
The Modern Military Branch at College Park also has custody of the Bureau of Naval Personnel Casualty Files, which have the official list of Navy casualties for each World War II action.
The Enlisted Personnel Management Center, New Orleans, LA 70159-7900, ATTN: Personnel Accounting has custody of the muster rolls or crew rosters from 1976 to 30 September 1987.
The Navy Personnel Command (PERS-06P), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055 Tel: (901)874-3165 has custody of the muster rolls or crew rosters from 1 October 1987 to the present.
[Source: Naval Historical Center FAQ JUL 05 Naval Historical Center
- The proper use of Internet Search Engines, such as "Webcrawler" will provide access to many sources of information.
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