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Florida and South Carolina, Airplane Arrival Manifests, 1944-1945
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Florida & South Carolina, 
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Record Description
Record Type Airplane Arrival Manfests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1944-1945
Microfilm Publication A4234. Passenger Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boca Chica, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key West, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, April 1944-December 1945.. 1 rolls.
Arrangement Chronologically by date of arrival
National Archives Identifier 4477137414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection contains lists of passengers and alien employees filed by the aircraft commanders of airplanes arriving from 17 April 1944 to 27 December 1945 at the following locations:

  • Boca Chica, Florida
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Key West, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Charleston, South Carolina

These records correspond with NARA publication A4234 and are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged chronologically by date of arrival.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include any of the following:

Manifests

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Citizenship
  • Last permanent residence
  • Birthplace
  • Destination
  • Significant remarks
  • Name of vessel
  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of arrival
  • If passenger or crew member
  • Physical Description
  • Name and address of relative in the US
  • Reason for coming to the US
  • Intended length of stay in the US

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The port where your ancestor arrived
  • The date of arrival
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived
  • The names of family members and their relationships

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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