There is no on-line locator information source for the men and women that serve in the US military. If you need to locate a service person or acquire their mailing address, you must call the applicable telephone number listed below to get instructions on how to acquire the information you desire.

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Please read our additional information regarding locating military service personnel:
BUPERS does not have custody of crew lists or current addresses for former members. However, this information can be compiled from several sources. The names of the officers usually appear on the first page of each Ship Deck Log, which were submitted monthly. The enlisted men assigned to a naval ship or command are listed on muster rolls which were also submitted monthly.
The Military Reference Branch, National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408, holds copies of most deck logs from 1801 through June 1945, as well as microfilm copies of the muster rolls through 1966. In some cases during the 1950s and 1960s, a list of the officers was included with the muster rolls. The Military Reference Branch also has custody of the Bureau of Naval Personnel Casualty Files, which have the official list of Navy casualties for each World War II action. By using the list of officers in the deck logs and the muster rolls, one can compile a list of the crew. Then by using the crew list and the list of casualties, the names of the survivors of a World War II ship or vessel can be created with relative accuracy.
The Suitland Reference Branch, National Archives, Washington D.C. 20409 has custody of the deck logs from July 1, 1945 through 1961. The deck logs from 1962 through 1978 are maintained by the Washington National Records Center, but access to them is controlled by the Deck Logs Section, Ships History Branch, Naval Historical Center, 901 M Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20374-5060. From 1978 to the present, the logs exist only on microfiche, which is also held by the Deck Logs Section.

The muster rolls from 1967 to 1974 are in the custody of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Pers-0243), Washington D.C. 20370. From 1975 to present, the muster rolls are held by the Enlisted Personnel Management Center, Diary Control/Research Branch (Code 312), New Orleans, LA 70159.

Individuals have had success in locating former and retired military personnel by placing advertisements or reunion notices in military oriented periodicals. These magazines have a combined circulation of more than one million, and their readership includes many former and retired military personnel. The editors of the magazines should be contacted separately about placing advertisements.

Disabled American Veterans magazine offers reunions services. Send notices to:

Reunions,
DAV Magazine PO Box 14301 Cincinnati,
OH 45250-0301.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) offers a vet/retired locator service. For a small fee they will send a list of matching names and supply all known facts about a person's military history. If the service is unable to find a matching name, you will get your money back. You can write for information at the following address:

Vets National Archives,
Finders/Seekers
1809 Vandiver Dr. Columbia,
MO 65202-1916.

Also, the United States Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland has established a reunion hot-line (410) 268-6110.

For those who have access to a CD-ROM drive, PHONE-DISC, which costs around $100, provides the names, addresses and phone numbers of all people listed in U.S. telephone books.

The Navy World-Wide locator will forward letters to retired members of the Navy. For this assistance, send a letter in a stamped envelope with the name of the retired serviceman on the front and no return address to:

Navy Reserve Personnel Center
4400 Dauphin Street New Orleans,
LA 70149.