World War II U.S. Army Enlistment Records
This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of

This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

Second World War service records are held by the Ministry of Defence. Visit the Veterans UK website for further information.

Browse copies of documents from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and 21 Army Group, relating to a variety of headquarters responsibilities ( WO 229 ). These are available to as digital microfilm in Discovery, our catalogue.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. In December 1941, Japan, which had already been at war with China since 1937, and which aimed to establish a dominance over East Asia and Southeast Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering a significant part of the region.  See Wikipedia

Longshore Soldiers : Life in a World War II Port Battalion – Through firsthand accounts, historical photographs, and original maps, Longshore Soldiers recounts the wartime experiences of Cortland Hopkins and ten other port battalion veterans. As part of the US Army’s Transportation Corps, they were responsible for ensuring that thousands of tons of military supplies were packed, unloaded, and delivered to the front lines.

Finding Your Father’s War – Leading military historian and researcher, Jonathan Gawne explains and shares the techniques he uses to research archives, libraries, veteran associations and myriad other sources of information to track down the wartime career of an individual. The author describes this as “What I did, and what you can do to find out what ‘he’ did in the army.”

WWII's roots lie in the end of WWI—beginning with a treaty that left Germany destitute and hungry. Adolf Hitler easily charmed the German people with ideas of a greater Germany—which ultimately extended into the occupation of other nations and led to full-scale world war that would involve more than 70 nations and claim more than 40 million lives worldwide.

The United States again resisted joining the war until attacked on the home front by Japan. The next day America declared war. By war's end, more than 16 million U.S. service members had become involved with the worldwide conflict that claimed more than 400,000 battle and non-battle related deaths and some 670,000 non-mortal woundings.

In our collection of WWII military records, Ancestry has more than 15 million names and 11 million images from documents created during and around WWII, roughly 1936–1946. Although the majority of WWII records are not publicly available, Ancestry has gathered together enlistment records, draft registration cards, POW records and more.

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This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

Second World War service records are held by the Ministry of Defence. Visit the Veterans UK website for further information.

Browse copies of documents from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and 21 Army Group, relating to a variety of headquarters responsibilities ( WO 229 ). These are available to as digital microfilm in Discovery, our catalogue.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. In December 1941, Japan, which had already been at war with China since 1937, and which aimed to establish a dominance over East Asia and Southeast Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering a significant part of the region.  See Wikipedia

Longshore Soldiers : Life in a World War II Port Battalion – Through firsthand accounts, historical photographs, and original maps, Longshore Soldiers recounts the wartime experiences of Cortland Hopkins and ten other port battalion veterans. As part of the US Army’s Transportation Corps, they were responsible for ensuring that thousands of tons of military supplies were packed, unloaded, and delivered to the front lines.

Finding Your Father’s War – Leading military historian and researcher, Jonathan Gawne explains and shares the techniques he uses to research archives, libraries, veteran associations and myriad other sources of information to track down the wartime career of an individual. The author describes this as “What I did, and what you can do to find out what ‘he’ did in the army.”

This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

Second World War service records are held by the Ministry of Defence. Visit the Veterans UK website for further information.

Browse copies of documents from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and 21 Army Group, relating to a variety of headquarters responsibilities ( WO 229 ). These are available to as digital microfilm in Discovery, our catalogue.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

Second World War service records are held by the Ministry of Defence. Visit the Veterans UK website for further information.

Browse copies of documents from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and 21 Army Group, relating to a variety of headquarters responsibilities ( WO 229 ). These are available to as digital microfilm in Discovery, our catalogue.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Perfect for genealogists, researchers, historians and more.

The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. In December 1941, Japan, which had already been at war with China since 1937, and which aimed to establish a dominance over East Asia and Southeast Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering a significant part of the region.  See Wikipedia

Longshore Soldiers : Life in a World War II Port Battalion – Through firsthand accounts, historical photographs, and original maps, Longshore Soldiers recounts the wartime experiences of Cortland Hopkins and ten other port battalion veterans. As part of the US Army’s Transportation Corps, they were responsible for ensuring that thousands of tons of military supplies were packed, unloaded, and delivered to the front lines.

Finding Your Father’s War – Leading military historian and researcher, Jonathan Gawne explains and shares the techniques he uses to research archives, libraries, veteran associations and myriad other sources of information to track down the wartime career of an individual. The author describes this as “What I did, and what you can do to find out what ‘he’ did in the army.”

WWII's roots lie in the end of WWI—beginning with a treaty that left Germany destitute and hungry. Adolf Hitler easily charmed the German people with ideas of a greater Germany—which ultimately extended into the occupation of other nations and led to full-scale world war that would involve more than 70 nations and claim more than 40 million lives worldwide.

The United States again resisted joining the war until attacked on the home front by Japan. The next day America declared war. By war's end, more than 16 million U.S. service members had become involved with the worldwide conflict that claimed more than 400,000 battle and non-battle related deaths and some 670,000 non-mortal woundings.

In our collection of WWII military records, Ancestry has more than 15 million names and 11 million images from documents created during and around WWII, roughly 1936–1946. Although the majority of WWII records are not publicly available, Ancestry has gathered together enlistment records, draft registration cards, POW records and more.

This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the Second World War. Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

Second World War service records are held by the Ministry of Defence. Visit the Veterans UK website for further information.

Browse copies of documents from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and 21 Army Group, relating to a variety of headquarters responsibilities ( WO 229 ). These are available to as digital microfilm in Discovery, our catalogue.

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