Update: unfortunately this resource appears to have gone offline.
A new database of Michigan World War II veterans is available, and you can contribute information on your Michigan World War II veterans to it. MLive, a Michigan online newspaper, is searching for an estimated 39,000 World War II veterans living in Michigan at the present time. MLive is building a searchable database of their names, photographs, and stories, which is also a valuable new tool for genealogists.
MLive will chronicle the men and women of Michigan who served during World War 2 and are still with us with a series of stories and events to commemorate their service. As part of our effort to honor these veterans, we plan to document them in listings in our local communities across Michigan. We plan to culminate the project on Veterans Day with events throughout the state. There will also be stories throughout the year about Michigan’s role in the war and the men and women who served. But we need your help. Please tell us about a family member, friend or neighbor you know who served in World War II.
To submit a name, click here, which takes you to the MLive database and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Search the Michigan World War II Veterans Database here
You can search the MLive WWII Michigan database using the following four fields:
2. Present location – shows all veterans in a certain area of Michigan
3. Military branch
4. Location(s) served in WWII
For stories of Michigan WWII veterans, click here.
To read more about the project at MLive, click here.
For other posts about World War II records, click here.
I have been looking for a picture in the state journal in Lansing Michigan of my dad .he was drafted into ww2 first many to ever be drafted with 7 kids there was a big picture and write up .that never got to see his name was Myron otrander
Linda, I suggest you contact the Lansing newspaper that created this project. It appears to no longer be available online.