Free and Commercial Resources for World War II Records

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Free and Commercial Resources for World War II Records

Free and Commercial Resources for World War II Records include links in this post essential to your World War II genealogy research.

New York State World War II Database

New York State World War II Database

MilitaryIndexes.com World War II records:

In one concise page, militaryindexes.com has listed free and commercial resources for World War II records.

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

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

National Archives World War II Records and 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.

Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War PDF, Reference Information Paper

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel

State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel

World War II Dead Buried in American Battle Monument Commission Cemeteries, Missing in Action, or Buried or Lost at Sea

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

Those are just a few of the Free and Commercial Resources for World War II Records.

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About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”