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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>  
<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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<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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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 [http://www.wwiimemorial.com National WWII Memorial] for more information.
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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).  
*Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.  
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*Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.
  
=== <center>Research Tools</center> ===
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=== <center>State World War II Records</center>  ===
 
=== <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:Alaska flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alaska Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Alaska]]  
 
*[[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:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arkansas Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Arkansas]]  
 
*[[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:Colorado flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colorado Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Colorado]]  
 
*[[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:Delaware flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Delaware Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Delaware]]  
 
*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;District of Columbia  
 
*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;District of Columbia  
 
*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Florida  
 
*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Florida  
 
*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Georgia  
 
*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Georgia  
*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Hawaii Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Hawaii]]  
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*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Hawaii Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Hawaii]]  
 
*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x18px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Idaho  
 
*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x18px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Idaho  
*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Illinois Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Illinois]]  
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*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Illinois Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Illinois]]  
*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Indiana Military Records#World War II (1941–1945)|Indiana]]
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*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Indiana Military Records#World_War_II_.281941.E2.80.931945.29|Indiana]]  
 
*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Iowa  
 
*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Iowa  
*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kansas Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Kansas]]  
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*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kansas Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Kansas]]
  
 
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*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Kentucky  
 
*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Kentucky  
*[[Image:Louisiana flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Louisiana Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Louisiana]]  
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*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maine Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Maine]]  
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*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maine Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Maine]]  
*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maryland Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Maryland]]  
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*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maryland Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Maryland]]  
 
*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Massachusetts  
 
*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Massachusetts  
 
*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Michigan  
 
*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Michigan  
*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Minnesota Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Minnesota]]  
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*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Minnesota Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Minnesota]]  
 
*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Mississippi  
 
*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Mississippi  
 
*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Missouri  
 
*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Missouri  
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*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;New Jersey  
 
*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;New Jersey  
 
*[[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:New York flag.png|border|22x11px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New York Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|New York]]  
 
*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;North Carolina
 
*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;North Carolina
  
 
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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  
*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ohio Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Ohio]]  
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*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|border|22x14px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ohio Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Ohio]]  
*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oklahoma Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oklahoma Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Oregon  
 
*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Oregon  
*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Pennsylvania Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Pennsylvania]]  
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*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Pennsylvania Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Pennsylvania]]  
 
*[[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  
 
*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;South Carolina  
 
*[[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:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tennessee Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Tennessee]]  
*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Texas Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Texas]]  
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*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Texas Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Texas]]  
*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Utah Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Utah]]  
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*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Utah Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Utah]]  
*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Vermont]]  
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*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Vermont]]  
*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Virginia Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|Virginia]]  
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*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x15px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Virginia Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|Virginia]]  
*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Washington
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*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x13px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;Washington  
*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x12px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[West Virginia Military Records#World War II (1941-1945)|West Virginia]]  
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*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x12px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[West Virginia Military Records#World_War_II_.281941-1945.29|West Virginia]]  
 
*[[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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=== <center>Websites</center> ===
  
*[http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/MHI.htm United States Army Military History Institute]
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*[http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/MHI.htm United States Army Military History Institute]  
*[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://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.  
*[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://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.  
 
*[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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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[United_States_World_War_II_Fourth_Draft_Registration_Cards_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|United States World War II Fourht Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
=== <center>Things you can do</center>  ===
 
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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 19:13, 1 February 2012

Beginner's Corner
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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

State World War II Records

  • Kentucky flag.png  Kentucky
  • Louisiana flag.png  Louisiana
  • Maine flag.png  Maine
  • Maryland flag.png  Maryland
  • Massachusetts flag.png  Massachusetts
  • Michigan flag.png  Michigan
  • Minnesota flag.png  Minnesota
  • Mississippi flag.png  Mississippi
  • Missouri flag.png  Missouri
  • Montana flag.png  Montana
  • Nebraska flag.png  Nebraska
  • Nevada flag.png  Nevada
  • New Hampshire flag.png  New Hampshire
  • New Jersey flag.png  New Jersey
  • New Mexico flag.png  New Mexico
  • New York flag.png  New York
  • North Carolina flag.png  North Carolina

Websites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States World War II Fourht Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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