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Post inquiries about crashes & crews . . . 1918 through December,
Activities of the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton,
A 58-Minute movie (with sound) provides a comprehensive walk-through
of basic operation.
This site includes the History of the 9th AF Association, & aircraft
This group owns a lot of WWII-vintage aircraft, which they take
country. This site lists specific aircraft and their performance
This site connects to 96 different Heavy and Very Heavy Bombardment
This is a commercia site (by Sea-tech) that shows underwater pictures
of several crashed WWII aircraft.
of the Bulge -- 506th PIR
A site by the 506th Paracute Infantry Regiment on the resupply of
Big Red One
A site dedicated to the 1st Infantry Division.
US Army XIX Corps
A site dedicated to all who served in the XIX Corps under General Charles H. Corlett.
Armored Division site.
A site dedicated to the 2nd Armored "Hell on Wheels" Division.
Armored Division Unofficial site.
A site dedicated to the 7th Armored Division by AWON Associate Member
Armored Division KIAs & other Deaths
An alphabetical list of 1,300+ 7th Div. KIA & other Deaths by AWON
Associate Member Wesley Johnston.
A site dedicated (March, 2011) to the history of the division, with tributes to the men of the 9th ID.
Cavalry Regiment site
All about the war in the Pacific and the 12th Cavalry Regiment of
the 1st Cavalry Division.
Armored Division Association site
A site dedicated to the men of the 14th Armored Division "Liberators."
Infantry Regiment Association site
A site dedicated to the 16th Infantry from WWI through Desert Storm.
A site dedicated to the 116th Infantry ("The Stonewall Brigade")
Infantry Division Association site.
A site dedicated to the 34th Infantry Division -- the Red Bulls.
Infantry Division unofficial website.
A site dedicated mainly to the 157th Regiment of the 45th Infantry
Infantry Division unofficial website.
A site dedicated mainly to the men of the 75th Infantry Division.
Airborne -- a Glider Division
This site includes some great (color) pictures of life in WWII.
This private site includes some wonderful pictures and bios of the "Iron Men of Metz."
Airborne -- Unofficial
This site includes unit histsories, insignia, and lots of war stories..
Infantry Division site.
There's a downloadable PDF file of the history of the 121st.
Infantry 35th Division US Army
About the 137th, and especially Andrew James Scalf.
Honoring some 600 who served on Bataan. Many bios. The site includes
Parachute Infantry Regiment
A site by the 506th PIR on the resupply of Bastogne that shows glider
of the Hurtgen Forest
About the eight Army Divisions which fought there, and dedicated to
the 24,000 who died there.
Dedicated to the 289th Regiment of the 75th ID and their actions to free this part of Belgium.
Air Crew Reports (MACRs)
This site, by Army Air Forces, provides a look-up database of info
on missing crews.
Day Association Web Page
Click the NAMES (not the icons), & be treated to a Belgian sense of
WWII histrory. Lots of pictures!
This site lists hundreds of Army & other Military Reunions by date
Texas Military Forces Museum
Contains a history of many Texas national guard units which were mobilized
The Official US Army Home Page. It includes a Search Engine.
Army Center of Military History
This site includes both histories and links to other good military
Warbird Video Drive-In
This site shows film clips of many of the planes our Dads flew.
Abe combines the inventories of 5900 independent booksellers.
H-Net's Review of Ann Mix and Susan Hadler's Book "Lost in the Vistory."
Information and Access to military, diplomatic, political, and economic
of World War II.
in an Oral History
There are books here, but also some really good stories of tankers
& infantry in WWII.
BUILDING MEMORIALS AND MEMORIES:
GENERAL RESOURCES - MILITARY:
ABMC Searchable Database
This page accesses a database of all American serviceman buried
in any one of the
15 Overseas Cemeteries that contain WWII dead.
This site lists the numbers of dead and wounded in every American
This site lists the passengers of the Japanese Hellship Arisan Maru.
U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.
This site details one of the best museums in the Ardennes; with
a Tiger Tank out front.
(Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office)
This site details official goverment activities related to locating
and returning POWs, MIAs, and remains.
A site about the history and purpose of the American Gold Star
Mothers -- to honor their children.
Veterans of America Honor Guard site. Boyd Fallwell has passed away (1/31/07), but his honoring of Veterans
continues. Follow the links on his site.
A touching and beautiful site remembering many of the men who
rest at this American overseas cemetery in Belgium.
This site lists (and describes) Lakewood casualties from WWI,
WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
So those who come after war is fought and decided, know what
was died for.
This page (on the site above) is the highest honor bestowed
member of the military services.
Criteria, history, and graphic representations of all U.S. military
This site has some commercial aspects, but is a great repository
of some of the critical history of Midway and its role in WWII.
This is a huge commercial site offering painting prints of WWII
by many artists.
This site offers commercial, WWII-oriented Tours to both the
European and Pacific Theaters.
This is a commercial site offering U.S. Military Records from
This is a commercial site offering Military Videos, Books, etc.
on and from all wars.
Background on graves registration, dogtags, CILHI, Arlington,
etc., touching all wars.
WWII Memorial Site
This is the official site coordinating efforts to raise money
for the National WWII
Memorial planned for the Mall in Washington, D.C.
Congress has now named the D-Day Museum (New Orleans) as the National
An organization devoted to remembering Americans who have died
for our country.
An historian's view of this battle, published in the Atlantic
This site tells the story and lists the passengers of the Japanese
Hellship Oryoku Maru.
The Gettysburg Flag Works maintains an extensive set of Pearl Harbor links.
This National Geographic site details a timeline of WWII, starting
BEFORE December 7, 1941.
A kind remembrance of the boys who never made it home -- in Little
Italy, San Diego, CA
The Navy brings us rank designations for the Army, Navy, Air
Force, and Marines.
& Look-up site
This is a site where you can register your Dads in various registries
receiving medals, etc. It's also a Registry for contacting your
This site lists Reunion dates & other information on thousands
of U.S. Military units.
This site lists Reunion information, both military and non-military.
Lists U.S. ship crossings and the units transported by each
The most complete story of Taps, direct from Arlington National
The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial includes photos,
tributes, and personal remembrances.
This site links to many WWII units -- by shoulder patch. Click
on the patch to go to the unit site.
The Official Veterans Adminstration Site. It has locations of
nearest VA Hospitals.
20 + pictures of WWII Veterans (identified pictures looking
for their families) - all services.
A site by Veterans for Veterans. It includes many links and
other WWII-related resources.
A site done in tribute to the thousands of dogs who saved thousands
A private site (done by Tom Philo) with a wide range of WWII
links and resources.
WWII in the Pacific
A site with (currently) 82 links to sites on every aspect of
the War in the Pacific.
There are many links here to the Battle of Huertgon Forest and
the Battle of the Bulge.
GENERAL RESOURCES - NON-MILITARY:
This WWII historian is looking for combat and non-combat histories
of the fighting in the Pacific Theater.
Provide a city name (or partial city name) and this site returns the
possible Area Codes.
A site and a piece of music remembering our WWII Veterans. Not to
It's a commercial site, but you can look for classmates, & post notes
The nation's largest bereavement camp for children who have experienced
the loss of a parent.
This site provides Directions and printable Maps to almost anywhere.
The real deal. Find almost anything!
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
The official website of the FBI.
- Internet Fraud Complaint Center
The official website of the IFCC (combination of the FBI and the NW3C
-- National White Collar Crimes Center.
of the United States
All about our country's flag.
the Flag of the United States
A page within the site above, this one describes the Folding and Folding
Gold Star Children
A documentary feature film about American children who've lost a parent to war.
Hopkins County (TX) Database
A searchable database of those who died in WWII (and other wars) from Hopkins County.
Military Family Association (NMFA)
This is HUGE resource for hundreds of other military & non-military
-- National White Collar Crimes Center
The official website of the NW3C -- aimed at the prevention, investigation
& prosecution of hi-tech crime.
Radio by Category -- choose from stations around the country, though
you;ll need a sound card.
A site dedicated to expressing support for the men and women of the
Provide a telephone number and this site almost always returns an
Control of Urban Legends
Check out this site before you pass on any rumors.
Barbara Yacht Club Live Cam
See the current, up-to-the-second weather scene on the Pacific Coast.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Be sure to see the quarterly TAPS Magazine.
Look up a word and find its worthy alternatives.
Find the day your Father died, and put it in context.
Provide a city name (almost anywhere) and this site returns the current
-- Veterans Advisory Board
Based in Van Nuys, CA, this group advocates for the rights and benefits
of all American Veterans.
ID and Control Site
Please check this site before you pass on any virus alerts.
An extensive & growing repository of letters from soldiers in
A collection of mostly B/W, high-quality photos taken during and after WWII.
America in WWII
A full-featured commerial magazine all about World War II.
Good, Smile Pretty
The website for the foundation that prduced this film about an orphan
of the Vietnam War.
A search engine finds the Life Magazine Cover for any week, 1936-1972.
A collection of interviews (in video & audio) of veterans of
all American wars -- in a project for the Library of Congress.
Faces Beyond the Graves
In memory of several proud Americans who rest at Netherlands American Cemetery.
of Harry Rudolph Albright -- November 27, 1915 to May 12, 1944
of Clifford Eugene Audinet -- Dec. 19, 1918 to April 26, 1945.
of Thomas D. Curry and the men of the 331st Regiment of the 83rd
of Ewing R. "Pete" McClelland in a book by AWONer Ben McClelland
called "Soldier's Son."
of PVT Henry Irving Tannenbaum and the "White Death" photograph
by Tony Vacarro.
of PVT Billy Joe Taylor of the 507th PIR, Father of AWON Member
of 2LT Charles C. Webster and the men of the Army Air Corps.
of 1LT John W. Wilson of the Mighty 8th Army Air Force, remembered by Ariane Villers.
A site of Memorials to individual soldiers. Post one for your own
the town of Zappolino in Northern Italy. Includes a picture of Sydney
Bennett, Annie's Dad, who was KIA in nearby Mongiorgio.
No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love
A book about a Father (Walter Carter's Father) lost in the hedgerows of Normandy.
To ADD a link to
this page, please write to P at Morrison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to Pat Morrison for taking the time to check & correct links & to generally wrangle this page, remembering her Father, 2LT Lewis Steve Ball, 113th AAC, Charleston Army Air Field Unit, Combat Crew 193. His plane went missing on 23 June, 44.
Many thanks to all who
have submitted links for this page -- as there are many of you, including
AWON Members Patrick Audinet, Chickie Berry, Kathleen Black, Terry Boettcher,
Gail Brown, Ginny Bugg, Ron Burrus, Jr., Janice Buterbaugh, Bill Chiodo, Roger Mckee
Conner, Sharon Crowley Connor, Colleen Craig, Elaine Danks, Pat Fabri, Jack Forgy, Barbara Henry, Brenda Kightlinger,
Patricia Gaffney Kindig, Betty Lou Gilbert, Yatesy Cantrell Gilliam, Norma
Nicol Hamilton, Trisha Hamilton-Leo, Kathie Schuler Hobbs, Carla Holcomb,
Barbara Jepson, Nancy Sue Johnson, Wesley Johnson, Ellen Jones Blackburn, Jamie Duke Keith,
Brenda Kightlinger, Jack Langston, Rudi Lee, Carolyn Ririe Lofgren, Ron
Lucas, Kathy Le Comte Lupton, Mary Martin, Lorin McCleary, Shirley McKinney,
Bob Meek, Ann Mix, Tommy Morris, Ginger Nichols, Judy Nowak, Fred O'Keefe,
Joe Ormond, Rik Peirson, Kay Martin Sandhoff, Shirley Smith, Harry Strahlendorf,
Sam Tannenbaum, Sam Taylor, Patty Temte, Bob Montgomery Thomas, Doni Troglio,
Régine Villers, Betty Volkan, Anne Webster, and others.