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Posts about World War II records of U.S. military service, including unit records, photo resources and more for genealogy research.

9 Nov 2017

Accessing National Archives Burned Records

By |9 Nov 2017|Military Records, World War I, World War II|3 Comments

In honor of Veterans Day, a post on accessing National Archives burned records. On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF). No fire, with the exception of the loss of the [...]

24 May 2017

Cal Poly World War II Honor Roll

By |24 May 2017|World War II|1 Comment

This post about the Cal Poly World War II Honor Roll is part of genealogist Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Honor Roll Project for Memorial Day 2017. For the Honor Roll Project, volunteers are taking photos of war memorials and honor rolls, posting them on their genealogy blogs and websites, and transcribing [...]

9 Jan 2017

World War II Diaries of Friendship, Suffering, Death

By |9 Jan 2017|World War II|0 Comments

From the Washington Post today, a story of World War II diaries of friendship, suffering, death now preserved at the Library of Congress. In September 1944, after two years of suffering in POW camps in the Philippines, U.S. Army Lt. George Washington Pearcy was being transferred to one of [...]

7 Dec 2015

From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

By |7 Dec 2015|Family Photos & Records, World War II|0 Comments

This year, to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day, the New York Times has published a great article by Diantha Parker entitled, "Letters From the Pacific, From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa" about the Mossman collection of letters. It is well worth the time of any genealogist with family members who served in World War [...]

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