During 1944 and 1945, thousands of men and women serving in the U.S. Army, Army Air Forces and Navy, fought to defeat Germany and liberate Europe. Their stories are those of life and death, hope, friendship, love, memories of those left behind, and dreams of the future.
Many questions surround the service history of these men and women. How does one conduct research from Europe? What records are available and how can they be accessed? How can individuals connect with families of the fallen, the sweethearts, or who shared their homes during the war? And finally, how can we preserve their stories?
A trip through time, exploring the service history of several Army and Army Air Forces personnel.
- Resources to search prior to obtaining military records.
- Information on obtaining Official Military Personnel File and the Individual Deceased Personnel File.
- How to reconstruct service history.
- Resources for the Prisoners, the Missing, and the Dead.
- Tips on weaving military, genealogical, family, and historical records together to create a story.
This program will appeal to veterans, surviving family members, grave adopters, genealogists, historians, students, and those interested in learning how to begin military research.
© 2015 Jennifer Holik