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records_imageUnited States Merchant Mariners who served in ocean going service during December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946, are considered "active duty" under the provisions of Public Laws 95-202 and 105-368. To determine eligibility for a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214, or a Report of Casualty, DD From 1300, a member must have served within the qualifying period, and also meet the following eligibility criteria.

* For more information please visit our WWII Veteran Record Requests page.

Requests should be submitted using a DD Form 2168, Application for Discharge of Member or Survivor of Member of Group Certified to Have Performed Active Duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, and if possible, should be accompanied by copies of sea service documentation.

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faq_imageThe National Maritime Center works with veterans from the WW II era (December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946) who were considered active duty. If you have questions regarding your records or entitlements please feel free to use the e-mail form below to contact us.

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