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  • Drop Zone Oral History Project
    History of airborne and paratrooper units told through personal accounts.
  • Private Art
    WWII letters depicting a country's devotion to their GIs and the men's affection for the homefront. A tribute to the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion.
  • D-Day, Normandy, and Beyond
    Honoring the men and women who liberated Europe. Features personal stories, photographs, poems, letters, maps, and more.
  • World War II Oral History
    Collection of personal recollections of the war.
  • Second World War Experience Centre, The
    Includes personal memorabilia such as diary extracts, letters, photographs, and audio reminiscences of men and women who lived through World War II.
  • "Mary Ruth" Memories of Mobile
    Personal accounts of bombing missions, crewmen, aircraft, the 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy), and the 8th Air Force.
  • Rutgers Oral History Archives
    Records the personal experiences of the men and women who served on the homefront and overseas during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War.
  • Korea 1935-1955: An Eye Witness
    Young Sik Kim's account of his life from 1930 to 1955. Contains photos and excerpts from declassified American, Chinese, and Russian documents.
  • Staff Sgt. Bill Heller
    Photos and memoirs from Staff Sgt Heller's time in the 3rd Signal Company 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army for the years 1943-1945.
  • World War II Memoirs-3rd Infantry Division
    Photos and memoirs of S/Sgt. Bill Heller 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Signal Company from 1943-45.
  • George Rarey's World War II Air Force Cartoon Journals
    Sketchbook journal from "Dad" Rarey, of the 379th Fighter Squadron. Includes text contributed by surviving members of the squadron.
  • Marshall Stelzriede's Wartime Story
    Experiences of a navigator with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in WW2 Europe.
  • Memories of War
    Records the personal stories and pictures of World War II veterans. All vets are encouraged to tell their story here.
  • Captain George Duffy's POW Page
    POW of both the German and Japanese military.
  • Guadalcanal Journal
    One Marine's account of life and death on an island called Guadalcanal.
  • Murray, John Thomas
    Murray's account of his service in the New Zealand 7th Anti-Tank Regiment and imprisonment in Stalag XVIIIA plus stories from other prisoners.
  • Capture of the U-Boat U-505
    First hand account describing the capture of a German Uboat.
  • Patrick O'Rourke, Royal Scots Grey, 1917-1996
    WWI memoirs of the mounted Cavalry.
  • Local Heroes
    Interviews of World War II veterans from the Bayside area of Melbourne Australia.
  • Ginger's Diary
    Account of a 17-year-old American girl living at Hickam Field, Hawaii, at the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing.

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