During WWII, the U.S. Army kept files on EVERY casualty (combat & non-combat) for EVERY branch of military service (Army, Army Air Corps, Navy & Marine Corps).
IDPF/293 files are available FREE to family members from the U.S. Army Total Personnel Command Center in Alexandria, VA.
These files contain a wealth of information related to the individual’s death and burial while in military service.
It is a great replacement for his MILITARY PERSONNEL 201/FILE if it was burned in the 1973 fire at the St. Louis Military Records Center. In this fire, 26-million 201/Files were destroyed for WWI, WWII, Korean & Vietnam Wars for Army & Army Air Corps.
So, the IDPF/293 might be the only documentation you will ever have for your family member who died during WWII
I have a form letter on-line that you can print-off and mail to request a copy of this file at: