I always assumed that the ARMY REGISTER contained ALL the officers in the Army when the issue was printed. But apparently that is not so. Who is included and who is not?
You can access the ARMY REGISTER many places on the web. I use http://www.ancestryp...-united-states/ which has many ARMY REGISTERS from 1813 to 1969.
Here is my problem. I was searching for William Russell Moore. In WWII he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon his graduation from the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Officer Candidate School at Camp Davis late in September, 1942. He was a member of the army forces In the Pacific during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was discharged with the rank of Major after occupation duty in Korea. I have a letter from him dated Dec. 27, 1945 from Korea and his return address is "William R Moore, Capt. CAC; Mil Govt Hq XXIV Corps; Min & Ind; APO 235, c/o Postmaster; San Francisco, Calif." He was later a War Correspondent for AP and was killed covering the Korean War.
But I cannot find him in any of the ARMY REGISTERS covering the years 1942-46. Why is he not in the ARMY REGISTER?