Clark Andrews Military/Civilian Records (National Archives and Records Administration)

CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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22-45596

NARA-NGC-2022-001257

Multi Request Clark Andrews Military/Civilian Records
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am looking for all documents regarding my father, Alfred Clark Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. He was an important figure in Armed Forces Radio in the Pacific Theatre during WW11, and was also stationed in China (Shanghai) and had close acquaintance with the Sun Yet Sen family. He was invested by various Federal agencies upon returning to the US. His military records seem to have been destroyed in the famous St. Louis fire. I am searching for documentation of any kind regarding of both his civilian and military life. His Army (Air Corps) serial number was 39530978. Date of birth 11/21/1908. Entered the military on 08/14/1942 out of Los Angeles, en route to Fort MacArthur. Heft the armed forces in 1947 having attained the rank of Major. It is strongly believed that he was OSS and continued to be an intelligence officer longer than the Office was officially formed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE

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* Date Submitted: 06/02/2022
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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am looking for all documents regarding my father, Alfred Clark Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. He was an important figure in Armed Forces Radio in the Pacific Theatre during WW11, and was also stationed in China (Shanghai) and had close acquaintance with the Sun Yet Sen family. He was invested by various Federal agencies upon returning to the US. His military records seem to have been destroyed in the famous St. Louis fire. I am searching for documentation of any kind regarding of both his civilian and military life. His Army (Air Corps) serial number was 39530978. Date of birth 11/21/1908. Entered the military on 08/14/1942 out of Los Angeles, en route to Fort MacArthur. Heft the armed forces in 1947 having attained the rank of Major. It is strongly believed that he was OSS and continued to be an intelligence officer longer than the Office was officially formed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE

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Dear Candice Andrews Dollahite:

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was submitted to the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
*FOIAonline* website.
Your request was received by NARA's Office of General Counsel on June 2,
2022.

Due to the nature of your inquiry, we have forwarded your request to the
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Since NPRC does not process FOIA requests through *FOIAOnline*, we removed
your request from the *FOIAOnline* website. *We are also going to refer
your request to our Archives II Textual Reference Branch in College Park,
Md. You will receive a separate email regarding this referral. *

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
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inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and Records Administration.

Sincerely,

Wanda Williams
Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
Office of General Counsel (NGC)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001
301-837-0773 voice mail
wanda.williams@nara.gov

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request NARA-NGC-2022-001257.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: CANDACE
- Middle Initial: ANDREWS
- Last Name: DOLLAHITE
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR129449
- Address Line 2: 263 Huntington Ave
- City: Boston
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02115
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

I am looking for all documents regarding my father, Alfred Clark
Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. He was an
important figure
in Armed Forces Radio in the Pacific Theatre during WW11, and was also
stationed in China (Shanghai) and had close acquaintance with the Sun Yet
Sen family. He was invested by various Federal agencies upon returning to
the US. His military records seem to have been destroyed in the
famous St.
Louis fire. I am searching for documentation of any kind
regarding of both
his civilian and military life. His Army (Air Corps) serial number was
39530978. Date of birth 11/21/1908. Entered the military on
08/14/1942 out
of Los Angeles, en route to Fort MacArthur. Heft the armed forces in 1947
having attained the rank of Major. It is strongly believed that
he was OSS
and continued to be an intelligence officer longer than the Office was
officially formed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
request. I would
prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available
or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE

Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

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RE: *FOIAonline FOIA Request *Referred to Archives II Reference Archival
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Dear Candace Andrews Dollahite:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
*FOIAonline* website.
Your request was received by NARA's Office of General Counsel (NGC) on June
2, 2022.

Due to the nature of your request, we are also referring you to our
Research Services Textual Reference Branch which does not process FOIA
requests through* FOIAOnline. *We removed your request from the
*FOIAOnline* website.
Textual Reference will assign you a new tracking number, and respond
directly to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office,
please contact them at the address below, or electronically via email
(email is preferred).

National Archives and Records Administration
Research Services, Textual Reference Branch (RR2RR)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2400
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3091
By fax: 301-837-1752
By email: archives2reference@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about submitting a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
public, and you can access our online catalog.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to guidance received from the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA had adjusted its normal
operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work
while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of
our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities due to the
pandemic, you may experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to
your FOIA request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Please feel free to contact me directly, if you have further concerns or
questions about this referral as it pertains to your research.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and Records Administration.

Sincerely,

Wanda Williams
Deputy FOIA Officer/Archivist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-0773 (work)
wanda.williams@nara.gov

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 6:29 PM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2022-001257
To: <wanda.williams@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2022-001257.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: CANDACE
- Middle Initial: ANDREWS
- Last Name: DOLLAHITE
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR129449
- Address Line 2: 263 Huntington Ave
- City: Boston
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02115
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:

I am looking for all documents regarding my father, Alfred Clark
Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. He was an
important figure
in Armed Forces Radio in the Pacific Theatre during WW11, and was also
stationed in China (Shanghai) and had close acquaintance with the Sun Yet
Sen family. He was invested by various Federal agencies upon returning to
the US. His military records seem to have been destroyed in the
famous St.
Louis fire. I am searching for documentation of any kind
regarding of both
his civilian and military life. His Army (Air Corps) serial number was
39530978. Date of birth 11/21/1908. Entered the military on
08/14/1942 out
of Los Angeles, en route to Fort MacArthur. Heft the armed forces in 1947
having attained the rank of Major. It is strongly believed that
he was OSS
and continued to be an intelligence officer longer than the Office was
officially formed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my
request. I would
prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available
or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

CANDACE ANDREWS DOLLAHITE

Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Dollahite,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated May
20, 2022, in which you requested all documents regarding your father,
Alfred Clark Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. Your request
was received by the Reference Branch (RR2RR) on June 9 and given the
tracking number 22-45596.

Unfortunately, after reviewing the Catalog for the Records of the Office of
Strategic Services (Record Group 226) under series entry Personnel Files of
the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962
<https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1593270> (Entry A1 224) and were unable to
locate any files pertaining to Mr. Andrews. We also searched the OSS
Personal Name Index which yielded no results. Keep in mind that just
because a search yields no results it does not mean that your father was
not in the OSS, it just means he has not been cataloged into our system.

Also, it is important to know (and you mention in your inquiry) that the
OSS only existed during World War II. The OSS was disbanded on September
20, 1945 and ceased to exist at that point. If you believe he was employed
by the a successor agency to the OSS (such as the SSU, CIG, or CIA), please
write to the Information and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence
Agency, Washington, D.C. 20505, which may have custody of personnel records
related to her, The fax number is 703-613-3007. When requesting records on
an individual other than yourself, you request access to the file under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provide the following for the CIA to
conduct an effective search: Provide a reasonable description of the
record(s) requested, provide your full name and address, provide a
statement about your fee category and your willingness to pay applicable
fees, and requests must be submitted in English. The CIA will charge a
search fee regardless of the results. For more information on how to submit
a FOIA request, please refer to the CIA web site at
https://www.foia.cia.gov/submission_tips.asp.

Additionally, the Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody
of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407)
and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support
Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338). Military
unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after
action reports, unit journals, and general orders. These records do not
include personnel information and moreover, do not have a name index. If
you are aware of the unit your father was assigned to please let us know,
we would be happy to perform a search for unit records.

Additionally, as you mention he was investigated upon his return to the US,
among the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) we have
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files which were accessioned by the
National Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
(USAINSCOM). The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter
Intelligence Corps (CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor
organizations. We searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but
were unable to locate any files related to an Arthur or Clark Andrews.

We hope this information is helpful to you. We do not consider this a
denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are not satisfied with our
action on this request, your options for appeal and dispute resolution are
outlined in the attachment. If you have any questions, you may reach us at
archives2reference@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

VINCENT TURPIN

Archivist

Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

National Archives at College Park, MD

FOIA Appeal and Dispute Resolution Options

You have the right to file an administrative appeal in writing via regular
U.S. mail or email. Your appeal should be received within ninety (90)
calendar days from the date of this letter and it should explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United
States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope
should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” You may also
submit your appeal to FOIA@nara.gov also addressed to the Deputy Archivist.
All correspondence should reference your internal case tracking number
22-45596.

In addition to your right to file an administrative appeal with the Deputy
Archivist, you may seek assistance from our FOIA Public Liaison, Rebecca
Calcagno. Contact information for the FOIA Public Liaison at the National
Archives, Washington DC area is as follows:

Accessioned Executive Branch Agency Records - Washington, DC Area

FOIA Public Liaison: Rebecca Calcagno

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Email: DC.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Telephone: 301-837-3190

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS),
the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, for assistance. OGIS offers mediation
services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal
agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Email: ogis@nara.gov

https://www.archives.gov/ogis

Phone: 202-741-5770 or 1-877-684-6448

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Dollahite,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated May
20, 2022, in which you requested all documents regarding your father,
Alfred Clark Andrews, who went by the name of Clark Andrews. Your request
was received by the Reference Branch (RR2RR) on June 9 and given the
tracking number 22-45595.

Unfortunately, after reviewing the Catalog for the Records of the Office of
Strategic Services (Record Group 226) under series entry Personnel Files of
the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962
<https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1593270> (Entry A1 224) and were unable to
locate any files pertaining to Mr. Andrews. We also searched the OSS
Personal Name Index which yielded no results. Keep in mind that just
because a search yields no results it does not mean that your father was
not in the OSS, it just means he has not been cataloged into our system.

Also, it is important to know (and you mention in your inquiry) that the
OSS only existed during World War II. The OSS was disbanded on September
20, 1945 and ceased to exist at that point. If you believe he was employed
by the a successor agency to the OSS (such as the SSU, CIG, or CIA), please
write to the Information and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence
Agency, Washington, D.C. 20505, which may have custody of personnel records
related to her, The fax number is 703-613-3007. When requesting records on
an individual other than yourself, you request access to the file under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provide the following for the CIA to
conduct an effective search: Provide a reasonable description of the
record(s) requested, provide your full name and address, provide a
statement about your fee category and your willingness to pay applicable
fees, and requests must be submitted in English. The CIA will charge a
search fee regardless of the results. For more information on how to submit
a FOIA request, please refer to the CIA web site at
https://www.foia.cia.gov/submission_tips.asp.

Additionally, the Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody
of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407)
and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support
Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338). Military
unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after
action reports, unit journals, and general orders. These records do not
include personnel information and moreover, do not have a name index. If
you are aware of the unit your father was assigned to please let us know,
we would be happy to perform a search for unit records.

Additionally, as you mention he was investigated upon his return to the US,
among the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) we have
Investigatory Records Repository (IRR) files which were accessioned by the
National Archives from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
(USAINSCOM). The IRR files are military intelligence and Counter
Intelligence Corps (CIC) files maintained by USAINSCOM and its predecessor
organizations. We searched the index of textual and digital IRR files, but
were unable to locate any files related to an Arthur or Clark Andrews.

We hope this information is helpful to you. We do not consider this a
denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are not satisfied with our
action on this request, your options for appeal and dispute resolution are
outlined in the attachment. If you have any questions, you may reach us at
archives2reference@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

VINCENT TURPIN

Archivist

Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

National Archives at College Park, MD

FOIA Appeal and Dispute Resolution Options

You have the right to file an administrative appeal in writing via regular
U.S. mail or email. Your appeal should be received within ninety (90)
calendar days from the date of this letter and it should explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United
States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope
should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” You may also
submit your appeal to FOIA@nara.gov also addressed to the Deputy Archivist.
All correspondence should reference your internal case tracking number
22-45595.

In addition to your right to file an administrative appeal with the Deputy
Archivist, you may seek assistance from our FOIA Public Liaison, Rebecca
Calcagno. Contact information for the FOIA Public Liaison at the National
Archives, Washington DC area is as follows:

Accessioned Executive Branch Agency Records - Washington, DC Area

FOIA Public Liaison: Rebecca Calcagno

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Email: DC.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Telephone: 301-837-3190

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS),
the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, for assistance. OGIS offers mediation
services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal
agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Email: ogis@nara.gov

https://www.archives.gov/ogis

Phone: 202-741-5770 or 1-877-684-6448

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