Re: I think this is not what you seek...
I don't know the whole deal on them and maybe someone else can explain it. Not sure when they began keeping the different branches seperate but what I had always been told was the Army records were destroyed by the fire. Some of the Army records that were pre-WW's were in the archive division in DC. At least they did one thing right on em. I cannot remember where the Navy records are stored now. It may be in Virginia or Atlanta. Will try to find my papers on where they were distrubuted.
It's like a genealogist nightmare on the 1890 Federal Census. Up in smoke. I was thankful I had Daddy's DD214 and that is why they ok'd and sent a veteran marker for his grave. He also had to jump through a lot of hoops even with the DD214 for some medical assistance for a problem he developed while in the Army during WWII even though he was never sent overseas. Another stroke of good luck is he kept the paperwork from his military files that diagnosed the problem back then.