Links to WWII sites and various other web pages of interest
Army Transportation During the Invasion of Normandy
- The 41st Air Depot Gallery
Click on the 41st Air Depot Photo Gallery link. You will be asked to register,
once you have done so the webmaster will confirm access to the site via
email. This site was created in honor of the late Cpl. Lewis E. Reid of the 41st
Air Depot Squadron. This unit provided mechanical support for many of the
Groups stationed in Italy - including the 464th.
- The 320th Bombardment Group
This site is dedicated to those who served in the 320th Bomb Group (Medium) in World
War II. The site chronicles the history of the 320th. They flew B-26 Marauders.
- The 446th BG
This website chronicles the history of the 446th, whose men bravely served
in Europe during World War II. They offer stories written by their members
and a memorial to the over 500 flyers whose missions never ended. You can
read about the missions they flew over Nazi occupied Europe and about their
famous B-24 Liberators.
- Access Genealogy
Access the state, then select "World War II Casualties" for the WWII casualty status listings.
This web site offers news, a forum and research assistance with different projects regarding the soldier
whose grave has been adopted. Tips about where to find information is offered on the
More tips, forms and sample letters to assist in requesting further information about each adopted serviceman
can be found in the adoptiegraven.nl forum.
- The American Battle Monuments Commission
This site has a database maintained by American Battle Monuments in Commission for searching
for World War II casualties that were buried overseas. [Type the squadron number
in the "Unit" search field. Each squadron searched will reveal a listing of personnel
from the squadron, cemetery, and/or MIA]. The Cemeteries are American Maintained
cemeteries, and this database does not include the names of those returned to the
USA for burial.
- Army Air Corps Museum
The Army Air Corps Library and Museum is dedicated to the men and women
of the Army Air Forces - Army Air Corps of 1907-1947. Their dedication and
devotion to country is a rich history worth preserving. Their service and sacrifices
shall never be forgotten.
The purpose of our group is to represent and honor those who served with the
U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. Through public events we hope to educate
the public about this period in history through living history displays, exhibitions
of artifact collections, public ceremonies and events, and educational programs.
Our group attends air shows, parades, veteran's reunions, and other functions
in period uniforms. Our mission is to preserve history, as well as the artifacts
of that period, and pass down to future generations that these veterans paid a
price to preserve our freedom.
ArmyAirForces.com's purpose is to provide the information that you need to research the
USAAF of W.W.II. Three major features help accomplish this, 1) our database of all combat
units, based off of Maurer's data, 2) a comprehensive forum system, 3) and our research
help page. The site is in a state of constant growth we are currently averaging over 2,500
unique visitors to the website every day.
This site offers a concise synopsis of the Battle of Normandy and many links to other sites that offer more
information about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
A Soldier Died Today
"Just A Common Soldier" ("A Soldier Died Today") is a poem
that was written and then published in 1985 by A. Lawrence Vaincourt. It was later
included in his collection, "Rhymes and Reflection". You'll find the original
text of his poem, as well as more information about the poet, on this website.
B-24 Best Web
A comprehensive and extensive archive and research resource site on the B-24
bomber. It includes over 1600 photos and has a "user friendly" search for its pages.
Battle of the Bulge Memories
Various authors have contributed a variety of articles and a couple of downloadable books written about
the Battle of the Bulge. This site also offers several photo galleries and links to other resources. They have
included articles about pertinent cemeteries, museums and monuments. The web content is offered in
The Battle of Normandy
This site offers a concise synopsis of the Battle of Normandy and many links to other sites that offer more
information about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
This web page contains a list of resources of helpful information for those who wish to trace their family roots.
It has a basic overview section that lists genealogy research links, a tips and tricks section, links to sites that
offer blank charts and a digital directory of record archive sources.
Brooks Aviation Art
Fine aviation art by the world's leading artists. Brooks Aviation Art has been supplying aviation art collectors
with fine art prints and paintings for over 20 years. Their web site offers the ability to conveniently view a huge
selection of the best in aviation art, they encourage you to call with any questions, comments or requests.
They're here to answer your questions and assist in any way they can.
The Flight Officer
At 14 years old, Kimberly Lindner began to study the USAAF during the Second World War.
The author found a photograph of a young aviator in a book and over a decade later - Lindner finished
a book about the young aviator's life. Lindner built a website to share the aviator's story with people
around the world - as a tribute to Little Joe Noyes’s short but inspiring life, and as a gathering place for
others around the world who spend their free time searching historical archives and military databases
for the names and stories of countless young servicemen who will never be forgotten.
Frank Ambrose's 464th & 465th BG
B24 Nose Art
Primarily a tribute to the 781st of the 465th BG, there is a wealth of WW II information and
many photos pertaining to other groups, too. This link goes directly to some
information and photos about the 464th.
World War II was a wild and crazy time. Flying B-24 bombers was a crazy business, but over the last ten years
or so, the author, Hal Wilder, has been recalling and recording stories about it all. He was with the 485th BG
at Vinosa, then, later at Spinnozola. Some of Wilder's stories may be found on this web site. The rest are
published in Grandfather Stories, MORE Grandfather Stories, or waiting as he
writes STILL More Grandfather Stories.
The Halyard Operation
Operation Halyard is a little known episode which took place over about a week
in June 1944 from Pranjani, Serbia. At that time, Serbian Chetnik guerrillas, led by
Gen. Draza Mihailovich, with the assistence of American OSS liasion officers on the
ground, organized and carried out the largest rescue of downed American airmen in
U.S. Air Force history.
Historic Wendover Airfield
The Historic Wendover Airfield in Utah is where the 464th was activated. This site is
full of relevant information, historical data and photos.
Jack Edmond's Tulln Roster
This website deals with Tulln Air Base activities during the years of 1945-1955. Tulln
Air Base, now Fliegerhorst Brumowski, was located deep in the Russian Occupation
Zone, west-northwest of Vienna (WIEN), Austria and just south of the Danube River
next to the village of Langenlebarn. Jack offers readers the Tulln Air Base history, stories and
reunion information on his site.
Kilroy Was Here
A site dedicated to the men and women of past conflicts. This site consists of
many sub-sites that offer tidbits of information on the various wars as well as
explanations of the origins of the myths and legends that circulated in war time -
including (naturally) "Kilroy Was Here".
The Logbook magazine website offers many fine historical aviation articles, photos
and general information about flying and flight. They also publish a "hard copy"
magazine that they sell subscriptions to through the website.
Lt. Joseph P. Gomer, Tuskagee Airman
"Honor thy Father: A Tuskegee Airman" was originally created as a
gift from Phyllis Gomer Douglass, to her father for Christmas 1997. This site is updated
frequently with new information, comments, and inspirational stories from people all
over the world.
March 1945 Project
This website has been established to furnish information about the events of
March 4, 1945 when Allied Forces during World War Two unintentionally bombed
the Szombathely Cathedral. These web pages contain information that has
been obtained from U.S. Air Force records and microfilm archives both in the
United States and in Szombathely, Hungary.
The Meosthelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center at www.asbestos.com provides a complete list of
occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related
diseases. In addition, they have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and they've even
created a veterans-specific section on their website to help inform our vets about the dangers of asbestos
exposure. The Mesothelioma Center is an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their
application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are
The Military Order of the Purple Heart
The (nationwide) organization for combat-wounded veterans is chartered by the Congress of the
United States. This (local) Texas Capital Chapter has nearly six hundred members throughout the
state. They have dedicated a portion of the site to Purple Heart recipients - including one of the
464th's own - James M. Inks, author of Eight Bailed Out.
My Father's Story: Staff Sgt. John T. Dempsey
This web site is dedicated to and tells the story of one of our own - S/Sgt. John Dempsey. Dempsey served
as a nose-turret gunner in the 776th Squadron, 464th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force during WWII. The
site features not only his story but several vintage photos and a video interview with one of his original
crewmates, Staff Sgt./Flight Engineer Clarence W. "Red" Eudaily.
National WWII Memorial
The National World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to
all who served during World War II. This site contains pages of information about the
memorial site, it's design, photos and a video tour.
Is an informative and respected website designed to offer free resources for obituaries, funerals and genealogy
research. It is geared for both experienced and novice genealogists. Resources include links to online obituaries,
old newspapers (archived by state), funeral planning guides, sample sympathy letters and eulogy poems, as well
free family tree and genealogy forms available for download as .pdf files.
Pick a Trail
This website is an online guide that takes the reader across the southwest of
England, where planning for WWII's D-Day occurred and where thousands of American
and British soldiers embarked for D-Day.
RAF Liberator Squadrons
of 205 Group, SEAC, Coastal Command and Commonwealth Airforces
website features a very well done and detailed cutaway of the B24. Visitors to
the site are able to click on a portion of the full cutaway to see the selected section in
greater detail. RAF has listed each specific detail featured in the close-up. There is a wide
variety of pictures and information contained in this site.
The Red Tail Project
The Red Tail Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to tell the inspiring story of America's
first black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. How these individuals overcame adversity and fought
for victory at home and abroad during World War II is an important chapter in our nation's history. Read
one 464th member's story about Brown's Crew and the Red Tails.
Shorpy is an online archive of thousands of high-resolution photos from the 1850s to the 1950s.
Their namesake, Shorpy Higginbotham, was a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. The
site allows visitors to browse the huge collection of vintage photos and to post comments. (A friend
of mine found a WWII photo of her father here!)
Stalag Luft IV, 1944-45
The late Leonard E. Rose, of Lawrence, Ind., was an ex-Kriegie from Stalag Luft IV.
In 1975 he had 35 names and addresses of Luft IV POWs, today the total goal of
10,000 has been reached. This site was authored by Rose and is now maintained
by www.b24.net in his memory.
Tuskagee Airmen, Inc.
Part of Tuskagee Airmen, Inc.'s mission is to honor the accomplishments and perpetuate the history of
African-Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew and operations
support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
Our web store provides active duty and retired servicemen with military dress uniforms,
medals and insignias. About half of our organization consists of hard working US
combat veterans. We supply medals for World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam,
Gulf War, Iraq, and Afganistan.
USAAF Swiss Internees
As the Allied Strategic Air Offensive increased in scope, many crippled U.S.
aircraft sought refuge in neutral Switzerland. By the end of World War II, over
1,500 American soldiers had entered Switzerland in such a manner and were
interned by the Swiss government. This website shares information about the
camps, an aircraft list, personal stories of the men interned there and other data.
The World War II Database is founded and managed by C. Peter Chen as an extension of his
personal history notebook. This goal of the site is to offer interesting and useful information about
World War II. At the time this link was posted (in May 2010), WW2DB had 566 biographies,
233 events, 528 ships, 215 aircraft models, 109 vehicle models, 212 weapon models, 39 historical
documents, 156 book reviews and 8665 photos (925 in color) on their website.
WWII Letters Blog
The WWII Letters blog author's interest in military correspondence began upon the receipt of a letter from
a son who was serving “over there.” After reading it, the author determined that this was a small piece of history.
and began to collect letters and share them with the world via a weblog (blog). For anyone interested in history,
once you start reading them, it is hard to stop. The author also has a nice collection of photos. The author
would love to hear from people who had family who served in WWII, so if you have a letter, photos, or stories
about family who served, and would like to have them posted on the blog, the author would consider it an honor
to do so. You may contact him via the email address on the blog.
(National) WWII Memorial
The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more
than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the
20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people.
The site has photos, a registry and reunion list.
Certainly the term propaganda when applied to World War II (WWII), if not in general, brings many negative
connotations. While loaded, however, the term also applies to many positive messages during WWII and
previous eras. Propaganda is media generally produced by the government to influence attitudes, but is not
intrinsically false, brainwashing, though the term has become loaded as a result of such uses. During WWII
many governments facing extinction used propaganda; mostly posters, as a means of communication with
the public. This site lists many resources for WWII era posters.
Young women put aside their everyday street attire to change into uniforms of the
service, they worked in factories, built war planes, and assisted their fellow servicemen
during the second World War.
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