Edited by History Man, 27 February 2011 - 09:50 PM.
How to research WW2 vets
Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:49 PM
Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:10 PM
Give us a clue as to who the vets are and what you want to know??
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:13 AM
I found a pair of WW2 USN dogtags today and wanted to research the name.
NAME: John Herbert Perkins
SERVICE # : 562-18-97
Date of Enlistment: 10/42
BLOOD TYPE: A
I have a few more dogtags laying around and some named uniforms, but i guess when someone posts a website for this name I can find the others. I will post pics of them in the Latest Finds and Acquisitions if you want to see them. thanks for any help and info.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:14 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:31 AM
Edited by History Man, 28 February 2011 - 11:32 AM.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:49 AM
Edited by History Man, 28 February 2011 - 11:50 AM.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:13 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:34 PM
NAME: John Herbert Perkins
Social or Service #: 563 - 18 - 97
Date of Enlistment: T. 10/42
BLOOD TYPE: A
Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:12 AM
Do you know where he lived? This might be somewhere to at least give a brief look.
Also his Navy GC medal is here
And an obit for a Navy serving John H Perkins
Is this him? Maybe...?
Edited by DUSMCN, 02 March 2011 - 07:16 AM.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:32 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:51 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:39 PM
Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:42 AM
I dont have the needed info. It needs the date of birth, Socail Security, date of discharge, etc. i only have the info that i posted. I dont understand, I see people on this site that just find the uniform and the next day they have a lot of info on him. thanks for any help.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:55 AM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:13 PM
Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:11 AM
Here's some advice for you. I know you're very much desiring to get some information on your guy, but take a deep breath and slow down.
First, understand that the keys to research are generally patience, thoroughness, and persistence. It may take you months, MONTHS to get the information that you may want. Heck, there are some times you may NEVER get what you want.
I see by your threads that you are collecting various things, your signature says so. It sounds as if you want to start researching things too, its hard to not do so once you start seeing what sort of great info you can get.
The first thing you need to do is to go to the Research thread right here on this various forum. Take several hours, yes HOURS, and read the pinned threads and learn from them. Then read people's topics and posts about research; you'll learn even more there.
You can find that all here: http://www.usmilitar...hp?showforum=88
The next thing you need to do is learn how to do your own research. YOURSELF. And AFTER you spend a lot of time reading the Research section threads. Yes, there are people here on the Forum who can find lots of great info. Often their sources have come at a lot of personal expense (i.e. their hard earned $$$), with a lot of time spent learning what is out there and how to access it, etc. And yes, sometimes they will help you too. But understand that that help takes THEIR time away from things they could be doing other than your research, so any help anone gives you is a gift of their time, and thus hard to quantify, but their own time to help you nonetheless. So if people help you, that's awesome, if not, that's fine too. No one here is obligated to helping you learn and do your own research work. Complaining about others not helping you is most certainly not going to help you in the long run either. For starters, your thread is in a terrible place to attract any help in the first place. Realize too that most of the time detailed research on people, as noted or quoted or referred to here on the Forum, is info that people have gotten by paying the $$$ and simply waiting, filing multiple requets, etc. There is some great info out there, and for free too, but there is also a certain amount that only comes from sending in records requests and paying for the info, paying a researcher to do it for you, or going to the records places yourself, whether they are
local to you or across the county.
With that said, good luck with your search, learn what it takes to do the research yourself, you'll be much better served in the long run, and above all, have some patience! The info will come in time.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:57 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:20 PM
i sent the info into the archives and i just recieved a letter saying they could not find anyone by this name. is there anything i can do? thanks :think:
Was it they can't find a service member by that name, or they can't find his records?
You can always resubmit your SF-180 request and keep trying to get his records. Or, he could just be one of those ones you'll never get any data on. That happens...
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