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<br> Over 16.5 million men and women served in the armed forces during World War II, of whom 291,557 died in battle, 113,842 died from other causes, and 670,846 were wounded.  
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*[[Beginning United States World War II Research|Beginning World War&nbsp;II Research]]
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*[[African American Military Records#World War II|African Americans]]
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*[[American Indian Military#World War II (1941-1945)|American Indians]]
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*[[Japanese Americans in World War II|Japanese Americans]]
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*[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945#State World War II Records|State Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Awards|Awards]]
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*[[United States World War II Casualty Records|Casualty Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Cemetery Records|Cemetery Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Draft Records|Draft Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Enlistment Records|Enlistment Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalizations]]
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*[[United States World War II Pension Records|Pension Records]]
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*[[United States World War II Prisoner of War Records|Prisoners of War]]
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*[[United States World War II Service Records|Service Records]]
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*[[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records|Soldiers Homes]]
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*[[United States World War II Unit Histories|Unit Histories]]
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*[[United States World War II Society Records|Societies]]
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In May 2011, the [http://www.archives.gov/st-louis National Personnel Records Center] (NPRC) completed construction of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo.
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<div style="width: 73%; float: right"><div style="width: 100%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]]'' </center></div><br>
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Over 16.5 million men and women served in the armed forces during World War II, of whom 291,557 died in battle, 113,842 died from other causes, and 670,846 were wounded.
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=== <center>National WWII Memorial</center>  ===
 
=== <center>National WWII Memorial</center>  ===
  
The introduction to the memorial on the web site says, "The memory of America's World War II generation is preserved within the physical memorial and through the World War II Registry of Remembrances, an individual listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort. Any U.S. citizen who helped win the war, whether a veteran or someone on the home front, is eligible for the Registry." The memorial was dedicated 29 May 2004. Visit their website for more information at http://www.wwiimemorial.com  
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The introduction to the memorial on the web site says, "The memory of America's World War II generation is preserved within the physical memorial and through the World War II Registry of Remembrances, an individual listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort. Any U.S. citizen who helped win the war, whether a veteran or someone on the home front, is eligible for the Registry." The memorial was dedicated 29 May 2004. Visit their website [http://www.wwiimemorial.com National WWII Memorial] for more information.
  
 
The [http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=intro WWII Registry] combines four databases of the names of Americans who are:  
 
The [http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=intro WWII Registry] combines four databases of the names of Americans who are:  
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*Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing.  
 
*Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing.  
 
*Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  
 
*Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  
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*Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.
  
 
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[http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/MadingleyUSACemetery.html WWII American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridgeshire]: 3 miles west of Cambridge and donated by the University of Cambridge. This is the only American WWII burial ground in England. There are 3,800 white crosses and an additional wall with 5,000 names to pay tribute to the American servicemen and women who died in this war. You can read more about this on the website.
  
 
=== <center>State World War II Records</center>  ===
 
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*[[Image:Alabama flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alabama Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Alabama]]  
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*[[Image:Alabama flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alabama Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Alabama]]  
*[[Image:Alaska flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alaska Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Alaska]]  
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*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Arizona  
 
*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Arizona  
*[[Image:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arkansas Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Arkansas]]  
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*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;California  
 
*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;California  
*[[Image:Colorado flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colorado Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Colorado]]  
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*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Connecticut  
 
*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Connecticut  
*[[Image:Delaware flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Delaware Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Delaware]]  
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*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;District of Columbia  
 
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*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Florida Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Florida]]
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*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Iowa  
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*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Massachusetts  
 
*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Massachusetts  
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*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Mississippi  
 
*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Mississippi  
 
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*[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Nebraska  
 
*[[Image:Nevada flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Nevada  
 
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*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;New Jersey  
 
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*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;New Mexico  
 
*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;New Mexico  
*[[Image:New York flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New York Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|New York]]  
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*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x17px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;North Dakota  
 
*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x17px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;North Dakota  
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*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Oregon  
 
*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Oregon  
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*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|21x20px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Rhode Island  
 
*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|21x20px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Rhode Island  
*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;South Carolina  
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*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;South Dakota  
 
*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;South Dakota  
*[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tennessee Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Tennessee]]
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*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Vermont]]  
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*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Wisconsin  
 
*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Wisconsin  
 
*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Wyoming
 
*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Wyoming
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*[http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/MHI.htm United States Army Military History Institute]
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*[http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ww2links.htm World War II Links and Resources]
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*[http://www.ancestralfindings.com/ww2links.htm World War II Links and Resources]  
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project]  
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project]  
*[http://members.aol.com/dadswar/index.htm Dad's War: Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story]<br>Use the information at this site to make sure a record of your own military service is preserved.
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacunithistories/hr_mallory.htm Stories of the Survivors of the ship USS Henry Mallory]<br>This ship was part of the one of the largest convoy battles of WWII.
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*[http://www.onwar.com/maps/wwii/ Maps of World War II] arranges WWII maps by place and date.  
 
*[http://www.onwar.com/maps/wwii/ Maps of World War II] arranges WWII maps by place and date.  
 
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_ww2.html World War II Maps] Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
 
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_ww2.html World War II Maps] Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
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*Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F650431 Pearl Harbor Survivors: 50th Anniversary].'' Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing, 1992. (FHL book 996.93 M2p.) This book contains biographical sketches of veterans and a list of association members.  
 
*Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F650431 Pearl Harbor Survivors: 50th Anniversary].'' Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing, 1992. (FHL book 996.93 M2p.) This book contains biographical sketches of veterans and a list of association members.  
 
*[http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/review/2007/0221.txt RootsWeb Review, 21 February 2007, Vol. 10, No. 8. ]By Doris Demet, Article entitled "Locating Information about Your Veteran"
 
*[http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/review/2007/0221.txt RootsWeb Review, 21 February 2007, Vol. 10, No. 8. ]By Doris Demet, Article entitled "Locating Information about Your Veteran"
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Revision as of 23:08, 26 October 2012

Beginner's Corner
Topics
Records
Personnel
News and Events

In May 2011, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) completed construction of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo.



Over 16.5 million men and women served in the armed forces during World War II, of whom 291,557 died in battle, 113,842 died from other causes, and 670,846 were wounded.

National WWII Memorial

The introduction to the memorial on the web site says, "The memory of America's World War II generation is preserved within the physical memorial and through the World War II Registry of Remembrances, an individual listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort. Any U.S. citizen who helped win the war, whether a veteran or someone on the home front, is eligible for the Registry." The memorial was dedicated 29 May 2004. Visit their website National WWII Memorial for more information.

The WWII Registry combines four databases of the names of Americans who are:

  • Buried in American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) overseas military cemeteries.
  • Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing.
  • Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
  • Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.

Research Tools

WWII American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridgeshire: 3 miles west of Cambridge and donated by the University of Cambridge. This is the only American WWII burial ground in England. There are 3,800 white crosses and an additional wall with 5,000 names to pay tribute to the American servicemen and women who died in this war. You can read more about this on the website.

State World War II Records

Websites

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Sources for Further Reading