Below are additional places to gather information regarding members of the Armed Services during
World War II. Also included are movies about World War II.


  • The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
  • Together We Served is website is for all Servicemen and women who served or who are currently serving.
  • The National Museum in New Orleans tells the history of World War II and the "Greatest Generation"  


  • Brokow, Tom. The Greatest Generation. Random House, 1998
  • Brokow, Tom. The Greatest Generation Speaks, Letters and Reflections. Random House, 1999
  • Brokow. Tom.  An Album of Memories: Personal  Histories of the Greatest Generation. Random House, 2001
  • Ward, Geoffrey and Burns, Ken.  An Intimate History: 1941-1945, Knoff, 2007
  • Ambrose, Steven. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany. Simon & Shuster 1997
  • Ambrose, Steven. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany: 1944-45. Simon & Shuster 2001
  • Stanton, Doug. Harm's Way: The sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. Henry Holt & Company, 2001

Documentaries / Docudramas

  • Band of Brothers. DreamWorks, HBO, Playtone, BBC. 2001
  • The Pacific. DreamWorks, HBO, Playtone, BBC. 2010
  • Various Documentaries. Netflix


  • The Best Years of Our Lives. The Samuel Goldwyn Companies. 1945
  • Saving Private Ryan. DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company, Mark Gordon Productions. 1998
  • Various Movies. Netflix


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