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Ralph Munns navy records?
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 23:21 GMT (UK) »
Looking for service records for:
Ralph Erwin Munns
Birth 5 AUG 1917 Adrian, Nobles, Minnesota, USA
Death 18 JUN 2013  California, USA

I know he served, possibly in the navy.
Thanks!

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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 January 18 03:17 GMT (UK) »
A quick look on familysearch didn't turn up anything matching your information.  Is it possible Ralph was on a merchant ship, as this would mean he wouldn't appear on military records.

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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 January 18 06:24 GMT (UK) »
Presumably, you need US Service Records?
Try: https://www.archives.gov/veterans
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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 January 18 07:04 GMT (UK) »
It is best not to post duplicate requests on the boards - if you do post in the wrong place a post can be moved to the correct board.

also posted on USA

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=785779.msg6409366

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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 January 18 12:54 GMT (UK) »
According to the United States Mercantile Marine site, no merchant seaman with the name Ralph Munns, served in the USMM in WW2.
Suggest you follow the advice given by KGarrad
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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 January 18 14:23 GMT (UK) »
According to the United States Mercantile Marine site, no seaman with the surname Munns, was lost in WW2 whilst serving on a US flagged vessel.
Suggest you follow the advice given by KGarrad

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=785779.msg6409366
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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 15 January 18 14:50 GMT (UK) »
Ralph Erwin MUNNS b Adrian Minnesota Aug 05 1917
made an Application to the state of Iowa for WW II State Compensation on Feb 22 1950

His entry to the US Navy is shown as Jun 09 1936; Service # 321.05.85
he served overseas from Jan 01 1942 to Dec 24 1942; Jan 01 1943 to Jun 25 1944 and Apr 15 1945 to Dec 01 1946 and was still on active duty in 1950 when he made the application

His address was given as the USS Raby Dec-698 LINK to details of ship

You will need to look at US records as previously suggested for more information
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 15 January 18 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have just completed a search similar to yours and I did find the US WW2 Navy Muster Rolls 1938-1949 very helpful. They are on Ancestry. If you don't have a subscription you can always access at your local library. You already have some information given here as well as on the US Lookup but the muster rolls give all the different ships as well as the rating/post.
Also on Ancestry are the Navy Cruise Book photos and I believe there is one for Ralph in 1953.
Going on from those sources you should be able to access his military records as long as it is 62 years since separation from the Navy. As he enlisted in 1936 perhaps he did a 20 year stint. My guy enlisted in 1937 so I can't acess his records until 1919. However I applied for some details through the Freedom of Information Act and received a large amount of information. (Summary of Service with Ships names, medals and any comendations etc). It was really worthwhile.  To find out how to do this I got the information from www.mymilitaryservicerecords.com. The turnaround was 3 weeks. I also used a company to access some other military records as they were so much faster than the Archives. Not a lot of difference in costs They have a lot of information on their website and I really recommend their service. The website is www.goldenarrowresearch.com
I managed to do this from the UK very easily. Hope this helps a bit.
Good luck
KK

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Re: Ralph Munns navy records?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 15 January 18 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Ralph Erwin MUNNS b Adrian Minnesota Aug 05 1917
made an Application to the state of Iowa for WW II State Compensation on Feb 22 1950

His entry to the US Navy is shown as Jun 09 1936; Service # 321.05.85
he served overseas from Jan 01 1942 to Dec 24 1942; Jan 01 1943 to Jun 25 1944 and Apr 15 1945 to Dec 01 1946 and was still on active duty in 1950 when he made the application

His address was given as the USS Raby Dec-698 LINK to details of ship

You will need to look at US records as previously suggested for more information

Check the link already given on the USA board earlier today - you are duplicating.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=785779.0


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