World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945

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*Ancell, R. Manning, with Christine Miller. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=669223&disp=The+biographical+dictionary+of+World+War%20%20&columns=*,0,0 The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S. Armed Forces]. ''Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. (FHL book 973 D36anc.)  
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*Ancell, R. Manning, with Christine Miller. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F669223 The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S. Armed Forces]. ''Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. (FHL book 973 D36anc.)  
*DeWhitt, Benjamin L. “[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29++ World War II Ship’s Logs].” ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 24 (Winter 1992): 400–4. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
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*DeWhitt, Benjamin L. “[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Prologue+National+Archive+the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= World War II Ship’s Logs].” ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 24 (Winter 1992): 400–4. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
*Gray, Paul D. “[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29++ The Human Record of Conflict: Individual Military Service and Medical Records].” ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 23 (Fall 1991): 307–13. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
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*Gray, Paul D. “[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Prologue+National+Archives+the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= The Human Record of Conflict: Individual Military Service and Medical Records].” ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 23 (Fall 1991): 307–13. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
*Heaps, Jennifer Davis. [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=283550&disp=Prologue+%28National+Archives%29++ “World War II Prisoner-of-War Records.”] ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 23. (Fall 1991): 323–8. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
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*Heaps, Jennifer Davis. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Prologue+National+Archives+the+journal+of+the+National+Archives&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= “World War II Prisoner-of-War Records.”] ''Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives'' 23. (Fall 1991): 323–8. (FHL book 973 B2p.)  
*Mix, Ann Bennett. [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=788637&disp=Touchstones+%3A+a+guide+to+records%2C+ri%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Touchstones: A Guide to Records, Rights, and Resources for Families of American World War II Casualties].''Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1996. (FHL book 973 M27t.)''  
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*Mix, Ann Bennett. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F788637Touchstones: A Guide to Records, Rights, and Resources for Families of American World War II Casualties].''Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1996. (FHL book 973 M27t.)''  
*Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=650431&disp=Pearl+Harbor+survivors%20%20&columns=*,0,0 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.  
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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.  
 
*[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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