Directory of Research Repositories for WWII Research
– Online Databases
National Archives – Access To Archival Databases
American Battle Monument Commission Burials and Memorials
Fold3 – Historical Military Records
National War II Memorial Registry Database
“State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel,” National Archives Catalog.
U.S. Army Air Force Missing Air Crew Report Monthly List
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Nationwide Gravesite Locator
“World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel,” National Archives Catalog.
“World War II Draft Registration Cards,” FamilySearch.
– Records of Participation in World War II at the National Archives
Dara Labinsky and David Hardin, “It’s In The Card: Finding Family Members in National Archives at St. Louis’ Card Series“
Bryan K. McGraw, “Personnel Records of the National Archives At St. Louis.“
Finding Aids Related to WWII at NARA
Information Regarding the 1973 Fire
Information Regarding Access to Official Military Personnel Files
National Personnel Records Center Homepage
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests
Request Form For OMPFs – Standard Form 180
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Non-Archival Holdings
Official Military Personnel Files, Persons of Exceptional Prominence
*For Records of Civilian Government Employees – Official Personnel Folders (OPF), Archival Holdings
Official Personnel Folders (OPF), Non-Archival Holdings
Reference Information Paper 70. Audiovisual Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to World War II.
Reference Information Paper 78. Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: “The American Soldier” Surveys.
Reference Information Paper 79. World War II Records in the Cartographic and Architectural Branch of the National Archives.
Reference Information Paper 82. Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Military Casualties and Burials.
Selective Service Records
– Records of Personal Participation in World War II From Other Repositories
Directory of Locations for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Massachusetts National Guard, Military Records Branch
U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, “Merchant Mariner Records Request.”
– World War II History & Secondary Sources
Air Force Historical Research Agency
Archives Library Information Center: World War II
Center for the Study of War and Society, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cyndi’s List – World War II
Library of Congress, “Veterans History Project.”
The National WWII Museum
Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans
U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “World War II: Timeline.”
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