Looking for more Stars and Stripes and military research resources? Here are some additional Web sites and useful links.
Stars and Stripes continues to deliver independent news and information daily to the U.S. military community worldwide, in print and online.
Located in Bloomfield, Missouri, this non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the history of Stars and Stripes.
Toward the end of WWII, Stars and Stripes published history booklets for various military divisions. Stars and Stripes is working to incorporate them into our digitized archive, but until we do, we offer a link where many of them are available.
Please contact each individual organization to inquire about lending practices, accessibility and availability.
Air Force Historical Research Agency: http://www.afhra.af.mil/
U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil/
Marine Corps History Division: http://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision
The Naval History and Heritage Command:
http://www.history.navy.mil/ Requests from individuals must be submitted in writing. Especially useful is the page containing FAQs on ship (deck) logs (explains what information is actually recorded in a ship log and how to go get a copy of one): http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg15.htm
Naval Vessel Register: http://www.nvr.navy.mil/
Naval Historical Foundation: https://www.navyhistory.org/
The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, part of the National Archives, houses the collection of personnel and medical military files. To request copies of military records: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html Be sure to note the many other useful Web links on the main page: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/index.html
The National Personnel Records Center also handles requests for the replacement of awards and decorations that were lost or stolen: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html
Each branch of the U.S. military has its own servicemember locater. Please note that most can only locate active-duty servicemembers.
More information about the locater service for each branch can be found at the primary Department of Defense site: http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/pis/PC04MLTR.html