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Help: Recommend a comprehensive WWII history book?
I'm a newbie to WWII history but in the past year or so have become increasingly more and more interested in learning all I can. Unfortunately, I didn't appreciate the subject in high school and ...
by klauzniksam
How did they start up aircraft engines during WWII? I've see...
How did they start up aircraft engines during WWII? I've seen them do it roughly three different ways: 1) The ground crew inserts a crank into the cowling and they then wind up something that ...
by Geronime
I am trying to find out about my Dad's service in WWII. I kn...
I am trying to find out about my Dad's service in WWII. I know he was Battery C, 29th Battalion, he fired a howitzer, he entered January 28, 1944 and came home in October 1946. I want to know where ...
by Guest
Allied versus Russian Aircraft during WWII
In all my reading, I have never read a "what-if" scenario concerning a head to head match up between Allied and Russian aircraft in WWII. Obviously, there was never any reason for the two to meet ...
by cptsully
Best American 3 and 4-Star Generals of WWII
Hi everyone, The History Channel showed a program on America's 5-star generals and admirals. While I do think that they earned their reputations, they did not win the war alone. There were plenty of ...
by dfc2soft
Most Famous Person To Die In Combat In WWII
Hello, I have a question. Who's the most famous (a relative term, I admit) person to die in combat during WWII? Whether they be entertainer, writer, etc. I know Ernie Pyle died in the Pacific as a ...
by klauzniksam
The ideal wwii infantry squad....armament and tactics
Just wanted to get some thoughts on this idea. If you could assemble the ideal infantry squad in wwii what would it look like in terms of weapons and tactics. To toss an example out there, maybe you ...
by manau
How many people actually were in combat in WWII
how many people actually were in combat in WWII
by Guest
My dad served in WWII in New Guinea. I'd like to find out what unit he was ...
My dad served in WWII in New Guinea. I'd like to find out what unit he was in.
by Guest
Where would I get my uncle's war records for his services in WWII? He was a...
Where would I get my uncle's war records for his services in WWII? He was a sargent in the 126 Infary
by Guest
I'm trying to verify that my grandfather served in the OSS during WWII. I c...
I'm trying to verify that my grandfather served in the OSS during WWII. I couldn't find him, or his ops partner, in the OSS Society National Personnel Archives, though I did find a variation of his ...
by Guest
Computer's, Torpedoes, and You - Hedy Lamarr and WWII
Hedy Lamarr and torpedo technology are not things we ordinarily associate with one another. In spite of this, they are, in fact, interconnected. The famous actress and sex symbol had a deep ...
by JamesHinton
Combat Jumps by the 82nd Airborne WWII
I keep reading and hearing that there were 4 combat jumps by the 82nd during WWII. Sicily, Holland, Salerno and Normandy. Exactly where was Ste, Mere Eglise located and which of these jumps is it. I ...
by Brownbomber2
I want to find out which ship my father was on during wwii?
i want to find out which ship my father was on during wwii? his name was Noland B Durham. later he dropped the d at the end of noland. my first name is Nola, after my father. he and my mother lived ...
by Guest
POW camps in the US during WWII
I knew a fair number of ex-POWS who stayed in the states after the war or returned shortly after. The US camps treated their prisoners better than those held by Germany or Japan. Many a POW at ...
by Elkabong
My father was in Patton's 3rd army during wwII and he had a panther patch o...
My father was in Patton's 3rd army during wwII and he had a panther patch on his sleeve. I'm trying to find out some information about his service details. I know he was aal over europe. His name ...
by Guest
WWII bomber victory marks
I have seen a picture of a medium bomber from WWII with bombs marking missions but below are 6 yellow duck silouettes. What do the ducks represent.
by Tomaso
WWII D-DAY, Mulberry docks
I'm interested in data re. 'Mulberry docks/harbor' assembled in England and towed by tug across channel to Omaha beach. Many of these tugs were built in Buffalo NY...My late father worked in the ...
by kdanforth
What roles did a Marine NCO have post WWI through WWII?
what roles did a Marine NCO have post WWI through WWII?
by Guest
When did WWII end?
When did WWII end?
by Grogs1
Mary Rizzotta from Hingham, MA served with OSS and ARC during WWII. Does an...
Mary Rizzotta from Hingham, MA served with OSS and ARC during WWII. Does anyone have any information on her?
by Guest
Trying to get info. on the work my Dad did in WWII. His name was Robert Lev...
Trying to get info. on the work my Dad did in WWII. His name was Robert Levine and his tag number was 12124708 T43. How do I get information on what he did. I think he was in Intellegence.
by Guest
WWII Marines stationed in NZ?
Hi, I'm helping a friend trace her father who was an American Marine stationed in NZ during WWII. Do you know of a list we could find somewhere? Thanks
by devcar
Touring WWII sites in europe
There are some dutch-english books to drive your own guided tour over the marketgarden battle fields. Their are two books part 1 goes from belguim to nijmegen the second one from nijmegen to Arnhem ...
by Mathefblow
US Navy WWII submarine commanders
Is true that by the end of WWII, most of the submarine commanders were not Naval Academy graduates? Essentially, did the Naval Academy serve well as a source of combat leaders, at least in the ...
by new student
Did the F4U1 Corsair actually see action in Germany during WWII? Or was it ...
Did the F4U1 Corsair actually see action in Germany during WWII? Or was it only in the Pacific?
by Guest
How do I start to find out what division my father was in WWII
How do I start to find out what division my father was in WWII
by Dee
What was the longest range attack carried out in WWII? How was it done?
What was the longest range attack carried out in WWII? How was it done?
by Vale
Where can I get a List of WWII U.S. submarine captains?
Where can I get a List of WWII U.S. submarine captains?
by Guest
What would you consider to be the best comprehensive WWII hi...
What would you consider to be the best comprehensive WWII history book? What would you consider to be the best comprehensive WWI history book?
by Guest
My Dad's service in WWII is a mystery
From his discharge papers, I have been able to discern that my father (Sgt. Harry Kinzinger) was a reconnaissance car (733) commander and was evidently connected to the 8th Army Air Force Composite ...
by Rus K
How do you get info on army soldier in WWII in 1945-46 servi...
How do you get info on army soldier in WWII in 1945-46 serving in occupied Japan?
by Guest
My father is a WWII buff. He has never been able to find the...
My father is a WWII buff. He has never been able to find the total number of U.S. Ships sunk by Germans in WWII. Can anyone tell him? He is 77 years old and has looked for many years.
by Guest
What was the name of the man who fought in WWII with a bow and a sword?
This man notoriously found in World War II with a bow and a sword stating that "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed"... What was his name and where was he from?
by Vale
Help me find a US army during the WWII
I am searching for a U.S. Army of the WWII who came in the Philippines particularly in Leyte during 1945-46. His name is Russell Woolfolk Jr, he was born in the year 1922. He's black(mestizo).Hope ...
by guest
WWII military draftees and volunteers rejected for malnourishment
I had read that a significant number of WWII military draftees and volunteers did not pass the admission physical due to malnourishment. I have since lost the source. How/where can this be ...
by Guest
My grandfather was a paratrooper in WWII. According to what I've been told,...
My grandfather was a paratrooper in WWII. According to what I've been told, he was in the 103rd **** division... but I can't find a single record of that anywhere... Can anyone give me advice? ...
by Guest
OSS Members During WWII
Beginning to research family story concerning a great uncle of mine. Supposidly part of the OSS during WWII. Last seen with wife and small child in Hawaii in 1943 and then disappeared. Unable to ...
by irony
My Dad's Service Records and Where he was stationed during WWII
I'm trying to find out as much information about my Dad's service records during WWII. Jack J. Davis from Eaton County, MI. He was drafted. Thank you.
by Guest
How to Locate Records of U.S. WWII Soldier/Veteran?
I've searched online for web-sites that would allow a search to locate the records of a soldier (a U.S. army officer stationed in England) from WW II. So far all I've found are web-sites for veterans ...
by Heath Patrie

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