If you’re looking for a good overview of World War II records, then militaryindexes.com is for you. In one concise page, they’ve listed free and commercial resources for World War II records.

From the National Archives databases:

Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 – 1946, a searchable database of 8,706,394 records at the National Archives.

Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created 1942 – 1947, documenting the period 12/7/1941 – 11/19/1946

World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files, created 4/2005 – 10/2007, documenting the period ca. 1941 – ca. 1945

Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, created, 1988 – 1989, documenting the period 1942 – 1946

Records of Duty Locations for Naval Intelligence Personnel, created, 1942 – 1945, documenting the period 1942 – 1945.

Other links on the militaryindexes.com page for WWII include the Ancestry and Fold3 commercial sites and a list of WWII resources by state and by country.

Another useful link explains how to order records from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.

If you’re just starting your WWII research or you need some fresh ideas, the Online World War II Indexes & Records site can help.