March 3, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois. Jennifer Holik announces the release of her latest book, Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 1: Reconstructing Army, Air Corps, and National Guard Service, the first in a new series on World War II records and stories.
“ALL THE RECORDS BURNED!”
Have you heard that phrase regarding the status of Army, Air Corps, and National Guard records from World War II? Roughly 80% of these records did burn in a fire in 1973. This is not however, the end of the road for researchers. Many other record sources exist to reconstruct the service history of a World War II soldier.
All the tools researchers need to start exploring their World War II soldier’s service are included in this volume.
The tools include:
- The basics of starting research.
- Tips for online and offline military research. Instructions for ordering the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history.
- Tips on researching the service history of women who served in the Army and Air Corps.
- And, tips for placing the soldier into historical context using higher level records.
Through dozens of examples, checklists, and document images, researchers are taught how to analyze the Official Military Personnel File, records created for the Missing, the Prisoners, and the Dead, and numerous other records which may help reconstruct the service history.
This is the most important reference guide researchers need to begin researching and writing the story of their Army, Air Corps, and National Guard World War II soldier available today.
Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 1: Reconstructing Army, Air Corps, and National Guard Service is available through the author’s website: http://jenniferholik.com where you can also find a new World War II Toolbox! Also visit Jennifer’s Blog for more information on military records.
About Jennifer Holik
Jennifer is a World War II historian, genealogical, and historical researcher. Jennifer lectures throughout the Chicagoland area on World War II records and stories, kids genealogy, and Italian genealogy.
As a researcher and writer she can help you research and piece together the stories of your ancestors, particularly if they served during World War II. Jennifer is also on staff at the World War II History Network where she assists with the genealogy group.