Howdy Roy:During WWII I flew 37 combat missions as a Tail Gunner (Enlisted Man) on a Martin B-26 Marauder with the 397th BG of the 9th Air Force. After the war I spent over 35 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and am now retire as a Major. Well about 3 years ago I sent a request to St Louis for a confirmation of my records.My response to this request was that they did not even know and could not tell me if I have ever been in Military Service much less provide me with a copy of my Military Records. They claim that all records were destroyed in a fire.
Well I returned my request to St. Louis and signed it with my Rank and Retirement Designation. For some mysterious reason they found the information that I had requested.
Hmmmmm Wonder what the response to your query will be?