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Learn More About the Armed Forces
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U. S. Marine Corps
- U. S. Merchant Marine and other Mariner groups
This site includes the U. S. Merchant Marine, U. S. Maritime Service, Army Transport Service, Navy Transport Service, Military Sea Transportation Service, and Military Sealift Command.
- U. S. Navy
Learn More About Veterans
- The Home Front-Soldiers & Patriots
To find out about other Mecklenburg County veterans who survived the war and additional information is available about them in the Carolina Room, please visit this site. If you are a World War II veteran with Mecklenburg County connections and would like to submit information about your own military experience, please go to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Story's Veterans and Patriots' questionnaire.
- Department of Veterans Affairs
This site lists Veterans Facilities and has a "search" feature.
- Mecklenburg County Veteran's Services
Charlotte-Mecklenburg military veterans or their survivors can use the Veterans Service Office for essential and quality assistance in seeking veterans/survivors benefits.
- National Archives and Records Administration
To learn about family history/genealogy research and veterans' service records, select "The Research Room" when you go to this homepage.
- National Cemetery Administration
Visit this site to find out about National Military Cemeteries, burials, headstones and markers and locating veterans.
- Roll of Honor - Battleship North Carolina
The Roll of Honor displays the names of the more than 10,000 North Carolinians from all branches of the armed forces who died in action during World War II. The names are grouped by county from which they enlisted, and all 100 counties in the State are recognized.
Learn More About About World War II in History and Memory
- The Home Front
Learn more about the efforts, sacrifices and experiences of the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County who helped America win the war.
- American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
Information about Gold Star Mothers.
- Ameritech World War II Living Memorial
This site gives WW II veterans and civilians an opportunity to tell their stories, share their photos and answer questions.
- Battleship North Carolina
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA has provided two distinctly different services to the Nation and the State of North Carolina. In her first life, from 1941 to 1947, NORTH CAROLINA was a battle-tested veteran of World War II. In her second, and current, life which started in October 1961, she is the State of North Carolina╝s memorial to its World War II veterans, an attraction and a growing museum.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register
This site includes information about British subjects who died during WWII.
- Documenting America
Part of the Library of Congress American Memory project. The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II.
- The History Place
This private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area includes several exhibits about the World War II's impact on the United States and the world.
- The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
The WWII Institute focuses on preserving the memories and artifacts of the men and women who served in World War II in the service and of civilians who helped on the home front.
- National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
The National Archives Online Exhibit Hall features two extensive World War II exhibits, A People at War (http://www.nara.gov/exhall/people/people.html) and World War II Posters: Powers of Persuasion (http://www.nara.gov/exhall/powers/powers.html).
- National D-Day Memorial Foundation
National memorial in Bedford, Virginia, to the Allied Forces involved in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Nearing completion.
- The National World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served in the armed forces and Merchant Marine of the United States during World War II and acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation. Website provides information about the Memorial's site, design, and current fund raising efforts.
- U. S. Army Center of Military History
Requesting World War II Military Records:
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
World War II Military records are stored at the National Personnel Records Center (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/) in St. Louis, Missouri.
On June 5, 1967, the Freedom of Information Act was enacted to prevent the unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This law and the Privacy Act of 1974, as well as directives from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, govern the release of information from records in the physical custody of the National Personnel Records Center.
To request military records, please contact the National Personnel Records Center at the following address:
National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
For more information, visit the National Personnel Records Center website (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/)
The National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.nara.gov/) also provides an overview of Access to Military Service and Pension Records which includes access to the required forms at http://www.archives.gov/research/order/order-vets-records.html.
The Internet sites found linked here are not created or maintained by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Selection of sites is based on quality, quantity and variety of information as well as ease of use and accessibility. The Library has no control over content changes made to these sites. Some sites may require additional software or charge for advanced features.