When you go to the National Archive Military Personnel Records you will need a service number or SSN. If you know places he was stationed it really helps if you send a letter, along with the form that you will fill out, listing the places you know he may have been stationed. Because of the fire they frequently have to go outside the archives to reconstruct the records. Was he retired from the Air Force?
Daughter of Retired
Major Elmer Lee Whitmire, USAF (1924 - 1972)
WWII 88/438/53/IX and 78/435/53/IX
Power/Glider Pilot (Ardennes-Bastogne, Wesel-BGC, CE)