- Where can I find the USN ship my relative served on?
- Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945 - Alpha by Name or by ship type.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships - more ships are covered here.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships - USN site.
- Boats - construction of small vessels including Navy, Army, & Coast Guard.
- Troopship Crossings -- by date or ship name.
- Where can I find pictures of USN ships?
- Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945 - as above
- NavSource "Photos"
- Warship pictures
- U.S. Warships Cranston Fine Arts
- Where can I find U.S. Army ships?
- Army ships - USN page
- Army ships - private history page
- Where can I find merchant ships?
- Alpha List of U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged during WW II
- Merchant Marine Ships
- List of Ships Involved in SE Asia - CoFEPOW
- 50K Ship names in Books
- Where can I find Japanese warships?
- Japanese Warships
- Japanese Ship Loses - 686 naval warships
or 2,300 merchant Marus
- Japanese Commission dates
- Selected U-boats - some fought in the Indian and Pacific
- Pictures - beatiful
- German Kriegsmarine
And don't forget the world outside the web: - books, (their) used book stores, and libraries.
- Where can I find Allied warships?
- Australian Navy
- UK WW2
- RN Day by day
Where can I find information about my father's military service?
- WWII Memorial
- The National Archives and Records Administration,
Military Service Records section holds entire service records of military personnel discharged after 1917. Questions may be submitted by mail (only) by next-of-kin using a
special form available for the site. It may take a few months to get the information.
Find WWII Ancestors in Just-Opened Records -- Oct 2007
It just got easier to find information on your ancestor who served in World War II. This week, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) opened Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of Army, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who were discharged, retired or died in the service prior to 1946.
Thatís more than six million records documenting assignments, evaluations, awards and decorations, training, demographics, medical information and disciplinary actions. Some files also contain photos of the individual and official correspondence.
You can access your relativeís records by visiting or writing the NPRC in St. Louis, submitting Standard Form 180, or (if you're next of kin) using eVetRecs online ordering. See the NPRC announcement for more details.
- NARA Archival Databases
Title: World War II Prisoners of War File, c1942 - c1947
Japanese-American Internee File, 1942 - 1946
- Lone Sailor Memorial Foundation
- Arlington Cemetery
- I don't know about these sites?
- Often your state's "veterans services" office has information :
usually in the office of the State Adjutant General.
- To write for your Dad's records
- Medals and Awards
Information, even replacements are available.
- And don't forget local sources:
- Veterans Administration for burial and memorial benefits.
- Courthouse of his hometown.
- Library of his hometown or state capital.
- Veterans organizations of his hometown.
- Some of these sources in your hometown may know of other ways to get information.
- Genealogical sources from Family Tree