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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
- Personal page of WWII veteran and POW, accounts of experiences as part of history as well as attempt to unit with other unit members.
B-24 Pilot: Southwest Pacific, 1945
- L. O. Evans' letters to home with photos describing his stay in the Southwest Pacific. Includes recent audio interview with the tail gunner from his crew.
Bataan Death March: A Survivor's Story
- Personal account of a veteran's World War II experiences on Bataan and Corregidor and the rigors of captivity inflicted by the soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
BellSouth Digital Storyteller
- Project offers South Carolina teachers and students a chance to document the living memories of heroes who served the United States in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Information, interviews.
Bellum Vobiscum - War Memoirs
- Memoirs of a Polish civilian caught up in the War.
- PFC Donald "Buck" Brener served in the U.S. Eight Army Division in World War II from late 1944 until the end of the war. Includes photos of Buck and his buddies and a short description of the Battle of the Huertgen Forest.
Bud Bridges' War Story
- Biographical background and life as a P.O.W. in the German camp.
Capt. Norman J. Kleiss - Battle of Midway
- A dive bomber pilot's personal recollections of the battle of Midway.
Gaston Eve et les Français Libres
- A tank driver's journey from Africa to Hitler's Berghof with photos.
George A. Smith, 7th Division
- Biography of George Allison Smith, U.S. Army, 7th Division, 49th Field Artillery Batallion.
- Personal account of petty officer John Priscott while serving from 1940 to 1941 in the Mediterranean theatre including photos.
Horrie the Wog-Dog
- The diary of J.B. Moody, Private VX13091, tells the story of a dog's adventures with the men of the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete, and Palestine.
Interview with Czech Ace Frantisek Perina
- Transcript of a fighter pilot who fought for Czechoslovakia, France, and Great Britain.
Jeszcze Polska Nie Zginela
- Tribute to Wladislaw Swiader, Polish soldier, forced laborer and displaced person, 1939-1947. Includes photos and images of related documents.
The Letters of Private Melvin W. Johnson
- Personal correspondence, regimental and personal documents, and galleries of photographs.
Luftwaffenhelfer in Hamburg
- The story of a 16 year old Flakhelfer (anti-aircraft gunner) who served in a Flak-tower in Hamburg in 1944-45. Illustrated with pictures of the tower during the war and as it is today.
A Marine Diary: My Experiences On Guadalcanal
- An eyewitness account of the Battle of Guadalcanal from one of the Marines who fought there.
Marine Ernest Ryan Baker
- The personal story of Ernest Ryan Baker, who died on Iwo Jima during WWII.
- Belgian secret army operative describes her secret life and work for her local resistance group, the 59th Brigade Geheim Leger.
Memoirs of World War II
- A personal account of by Harold F. Plank who fought on many battlefronts including Pointe du Hoc on D-day and the Battle of the Bulge.
Olive and Eric, The Web Site
- Interactive site featuring letters between a couple in England separated by the war.
One Soldier Remembers: Charlie Green
- Autobiography of an 18-year-old soldier facing difficulties and losses with honesty, clarity, and humor.
Pearl Harbor Remembered
- A collection of accounts by those who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Survivors
- Stories of the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, memorials, and a message board.
Private Art: WWII Letters To and From Home
- A collection of letters written by Pvt. Arthur Pranger, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, during WWII.
Ralph Stobart Robson: Life in the British Royal Navy
- Eye witness account of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse by Ralph Stobart Robson, Signalman in the British Royal Navy.
An RCAF Pilot's Story
- Memoir of a Canadian Coastal Command pilot involved is anti-shipping and anti-submarine warfare. Also includes action photos of U-Boats sunk and the one that got away.
Recollections of Lloyd H Bunting Jr
- Memoir including description of a B-24 combat mission to Palau in June 1944.
Recollections of WWII
- Brief descriptions of small-press memoirs about WWII with pointers on where to find copies.
The Second World War Experience Centre
- Second World War material for study and remembrance, especially personal experiences in the form of diaries, letters, and recorded interviews of those in the armed forces and at home.
Secrets and my recollections of World War II
- This document contains the World War II memories of Gardner L. Friedlander.
A Soldier's Journal
- Selected entries and general description of the personal journal of U.S. Army Sergeant David Rothbart of the 4th Infantry Division in the European Campaign during World War II.
Stories of a B-17 Pilot during WWII
- Dedicated to the B-17 "Squawkin Chicken". The author Dewayne Bennett, flew as a pilot the 8th Air Force, 384th Bomb Group, 545th Squadron.
Teen Age Air Warrior
- Documents compiled by Eugene H. Hall, a B-17 ball turret gunner in the 401st Bomb Group.
- A former Martin B-26 Marauder crew member presents his stories and correspondence between him and B-26 crews based in England and the Pacific Theater.
Tribute to Thomas McNabb
- A site to pay tribute to Thomas McNabb, JR., F2 USS Indianapolis, CA35, LAS July 30, 1945.
Tusgegee Airmen of WWII
- A salute with history and original photos of the famous "Red Tails", Tusgegee Airmen of WWII in Italy.
USMC Peleliu Combat
- Tribute to Patrick L. Finelli, a USMC WWII veteran who served at Peleliu, Yap and Ulithi with an underwater demolition team. Includes first-person narrative of wartime experiences and links to general information about Peleliu.
- In memory of Eugene E. Eaton. Includes his journal about life aboard the USS Velocity, letters home from navy boot camp, crew rosters, and brief description of three vessels on which he served.
Viewing War From the Nose
- B-17 navigator's memoir. Includes photos.
Walter McElvain's Letters from World War II
- Letters home from an American soldier describing his experiences in the Allied invasion of France and Germany.
War Photos of Mickey Martins
- Slide presentation of photographs with information.
- A quarterly commercial newsletter published in the United Kingdom, featuring the personal reminiscences of the veterans of WWII.
Will S. Arnett - North Africa B-17 WWII Diary
- War diary of Will S. Arnett in a B-17 in North Africa during the Second World War. Provides day to day log and roster.
William T. Paull
- The memoirs of William T. Paull, USMC, in the Pacific Theater.
Women of World War II Red Cross Clubmobile
- Includes letters, photographs and audio memories of the women of the American Red Cross Clubmobile "Geronimo".
World War II Combat Interviews: Battle of the Bulge
- A collection of transcripts from after-action interviews with veterans who fought in the Ardennes Campaign (aka the Battle of the Bulge).
World War II Interview, 32nd Division, Red Arrow Division
- Personal memories of Henry Brooks, a veteran of 32nd Division.
World War II Memoirs - 3rd Infantry Division
- Official U.S Army Signal Corp photographs taken by Sgt. William Heller of the 3rd Signal Company during World War II.
World War II Oral History at Tankbooks.com
- Includes a selection of first-hand accounts from veterans who fought in WWII.
World War II Stories - In Their Own Words
- Aims to gather and preserve stories of ordinary people who experienced America's most turbulent period.
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