U.S. World War II Genealogy

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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.”

These four female pilots leaving their ship at the four engine school at Lockbourne are members of a group of WASPS who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses. (U.S. Air Force photo)

– 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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