Genealogy Projects tagged with World War 2 on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Dutch Resistance 1940-1945

    Dutch Resistance 1940-1945 Dutch Resistance during World War II is the collective name for all individuals and groups who offered resistance during World War II to the German occupation of the Netherlands (1940-1945) and the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies (1942-1945) . The resistance was characterized in comparison with other countries occupied by relatively few armed and violen...

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp - מחנה ההשמדה אושוויץ

    Auschwitz concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was the largest of the German concentration camps, consisting of-: Auschwitz I (the Stammlager or base camp); Auschwitz II–Birkenau (the Vernichtungslager or exter...

  • Americans in World War II

    Americans in World War II Many of our family members, from around the world, had served in this massive campaign. Whether they had served in Europe, Africa, Asia or the Pacific, they are all a part of history. The purpose of this group is to bring them all together in one place. Sources: Fields of Honor - Database - In this database, personal memorial pages can be found for the la...

  • Stolpersteine in Germany

    Stolpersteine in Germany This is a child project of Stolpersteine and is intended to house all the profiles of monuments placed in Germany. Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) is a project of the artist Gunter Demnig . With appropriately placed plaques he wants to remind us of the fate of people who were persecuted, murdered, deported, expelled or driven to suicide during the Nazi period. ...

  • World War II

    World War II , or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2 ), was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military...

  • Children of the Holocaust - ילדים קרבנות השואה

    This project is in memory of the 1.5 million precious innocent young souls martyred in the Shoah. Children of the Holocaust Kindertransport 1938 - 1940 Biographies and Stories Memorial to Children of the Holocaust Anne Frank Nazis’ Aryan ‘Poster Child’ Was Actually Jewish Photo of the Little Girl in Red Coat

  • Holocaust: "The Final Solution"

    This Project is dedicated as a Holocaust Master Project Index to the monstrous consortium of "The Final Solution death machine." Please add cherished profiles to the relevant concentration camp and ghetto sub-projects and not to this Master Holocaust Projects Directory . If no appropriate project exists, we will help create one. Please contact curators Hatte Blejer , Pam Karp , Malka Myse...

  • Lodz Ghetto גטו לודז

    The Łódź Ghetto (German: Ghetto Litzmannstadt ) was the second-largest ghetto (after the Warsaw Ghetto) established for Jews and Roma in German-occupied Poland. Situated in the town of Łódź and originally intended as a temporary gathering point for Jews, the ghetto was transformed into a major industrial centre, providing much needed supplies for Nazi Germany and especially for the German Arm...

  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other....

  • Battle of Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). From the standpoint of the defende...

  • KZ Stutthof

    KZ Stutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp built outside of 1937 German borders. Completed on September 2, 1939, it was located in a secluded, wet, and wooded area west of the small town of Sztutowo (German: Stutthof). The town is located in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig, 34 km east of Gdańsk, Poland . KZ Stutthof was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on May 9,...

  • World War II - Casualties

    Casualties of World War Two See also - World War II Main page This is a universal project. Please link Geni profiles of Military Casualties to the project. Because many WW2 deaths went unrecorded estimates for the total number of casualties in the war vary. Some estimates suggest that 75 million people died in the war, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians...

  • Notables of World War II

    World War II Allied leaders of World War II Axis Leaders of World War ll Military Commanders of World War ll World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and th...

  • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

    Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as the prisoner of war camp Stalag XI-C, in 1943 it became a concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler, where Jewish hostages were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas. L...

  • World War II - Prisoners of War from Britain

    British Prisoners of War World War II Please add Geni profiles of WW2 Prisoners of War from Britain to this project. See also World War II - American Prisoners World War II - Prisoners of War from Canada Others to Follow All PoWs were allegedly protected by rules for the treatment of prisoners of war which had been established in the Geneva Convention of 1929. See WIKI Briti...

  • Anne Frank

    Welcome, Explore the Anne Frank Museum Anne Frank was a wise 15 year old girl who touched the hearts of many people. She kept a diary as a girl in hiding during World War II. Anne sadly died and i want to make a family tree for her. I am close friends with her 3rd cousin. . . . Mathew Voorhees Marie "Anne" Frank - (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was one of the most renowned and mo...

  • Kaszubian Internment/Internowanie 1939-45

    The purpose of this project is to honour the brave Kaszubian men and women during World War 2. They are modern heroes and heroines. The project will focus on Kaszubians who were executed, interned and otherwise detained by the Nazis and Russians during the years 1939 to 1945. Celem tego projektu jest uhonorowanie dzielnych mężczyzn i kobiet Kaszubskich z czasów II wojny światowej. To współcze...

  • South African World War II PARTICIPANTS

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who participated during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who participated in WWII can be added to this project. Sub-projects for more specialised interests will be added when possible. Collaborators are welcome, and so are suggestions. Under "DOCUMENTS" you will find pages from WO3...

  • South African World War II PRISONERS OF WAR

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were Prisoners of War during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers (and civilians?) who were Prisoners of War during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 bla...

  • El Shatt - WWII refugee camps

    El Shatt The El Shatt was a complex of World War II refugee camps in the desert of the Sinai peninsula, in Egypt. Residents lived there from the summer of 1944 to the beginning of 1946. The region of Dalmatia was evacuated by the Allies, ahead of a German invasion in 1944. The camp was disbanded in 1946 after the war ended. Fleeing the German offensive in the beginning of 1944, a large numb...

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  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS West Virginia

    ) USS West Virginia (BB-48), a Colorado-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 35th state. Her keel was laid down on 12 April 1920 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Newport News, Virginia. She was launched on 19 November 1921 sponsored by Miss Alice Wright Mann, daughter of Isaac T. Mann, a prominent West Virginian; and co...

  • South African World War II PORTAL

    PORTAL (master project) for South African involvement during World War II. This is the start of a project to pull together and list all Projects ( not profiles ) related to South Africans during World War II. At the moment there aren't many projects for South African involvement during WWII. Here is the start of getting some sub-projects going where we can add profiles of SA soldiers who se...

  • European Resistance Movements

    The main information and outline is from The Military History of World War II: Volume 15: European Resistance Movements, by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., Franklin Watts, Inc., New York, c. 1965. Book May 10 The Unknown War. The Land of Lidice: Czechoslovakia. They Did Not Scare Us: Poland. Caged - A Story of Jewish Resistance - David J. Landau The Holocaust, the Je...

  • War Medal 1939–1945

    The War Medal 1939–1945 is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full-time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.==Institution==The duration of the Second World War in Europe was from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, while...

  • Defence Medal (United Kingdom)

    The Defence Medal (United Kingdom) is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945, to be awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth for both non-operational military and certain types of civilian service during the Second World War.==Institution==The duration of the Second World War in Europe was from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, while in the Pacific Theatre ...

  • Italy Star

    The Italy Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Italian Campaign from 1943 to 1945.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially instituted for campaign service during the Second World War. On 8 July 19...

  • Africa Star

    The Africa Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom on 8 July 1943 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943 inclusive.Three clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the North Africa 1942–43 Clasp , the 8th Army Clasp and the 1st Army Clasp .==Th...

  • Atlantic Star

    The Atlantic Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically those who took part in the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous campaign of the war. Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Air Crew Europe Clasp and the France and Ger...

  • 1939–1945 Star

    The 1939–1945 Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom on 8 July 1943 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War. Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Battle of Britain Clasp and the Bomber Command Clasp .==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially ins...

  • World War II - American Prisoners of War

    Aim of this project is to list all American soldiers who were prisoners of war during World War Two. You can help by linking profiles of American POW's to this project or create profiles and link them.

  • South African World War II CASUALTIES

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were casualties during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who were casualties during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 blacks and 46,000 coloureds and ...

  • Arctic Star

    The Arctic Star is a military campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 19 December 2012 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically those who served on the Arctic Convoys north of the Arctic Circle.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially instituted for campaign servic...

  • Air Crew Europe Star

    The Air Crew Europe Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth for service in the Second World War, specifically Commonwealth air crew who participated in operational flights over Europe from bases in the United Kingdom. Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, the Atlantic Clasp and the F...

  • Newfoundland Volunteer War Service Medal

    The Newfoundland Volunteer War Service Medal was created to honour those from Newfoundland & Labrador who served in the British Forces outside of the province. It was issued to those who did not receive a volunteer war service medal from another country and who had volunteered and served in units or organizations contributed by the Dominion of Newfoundland to the allied war effort. The period o...

  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

    The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service from September 3, 1939, to March 1, 1947. The medal was established on October 22, 1943.==Criteria==Members of the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada are eligible for this medal if they voluntarily served on Active Service and honour...

  • Burma Star

    The Burma Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Burma Campaign from 1941 to 1945.One clasp, the Pacific Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initiall...

  • Pacific Star

    The Pacific Star is a military campaign medal instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Pacific Campaign from 1941 to 1945.One clasp, the Burma Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon.==The Second World War Stars==Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initial...

  • France and Germany Star

    The France and Germany Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically for service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands or Germany and adjacent sea areas between 6 June 1944 and 8 May 1945.One clasp, the Atlantic Clasp , was instituted to be worn on the m...

  • Bergen-Belsen - DP Camp

    Bergen-Belsen DP camp was a displaced persons (DP) camp for refugees after World War II, in Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle, stablished in July 1945 in a former German army camp near the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. After liberating the concentration camp on April 15, l945, the British burned the camp barracks as a health precaution. Thoug...

  • Jewish Brigade and other Jews fighting in armies against the Nazis

    It is my aim, to find out, who were those brave men and women who fought so brave against the Nazis in WW2. Feel free to join and tell the story of those brave people!

  • Voldstrand. Alta

    (The text is written in Norwegian) Dette prosjektet belyser tyske kystfort i Alta og de personene som var der. I genealogisammenheng anvendes dette prosjektet. "Voldstrand", Isnestoften MKB 7./514 Voldstrand MKB = Marine-Küsten-Batterie Kystfort. Beliggenhet ved veg til Isnestoften inni og rundt et lite fjell Storhaugen. Operativ status fra februar 1944. Evakuert november 1944 til Jøs...

  • Memorial to the executed partisan supporters in Kasilovo

    Мемориал находится на выезде из деревни Касилово, Брянской области. 1943-04-18 расстрелены за связь с партизанами жители д. Касилово. Местонахождения Координаты: 53 deg 42' 54.94" N, 33 deg 52' 8.81" E Список М.И. Мишина (1912) В.М. Селецкая (1909) А.Д. Старосельская (1916) Т.И. Силаева (1922) В.П. Бобкова (1920) А.И. Силаева (~) Н.Ф. Дробышева (1893) Марина ~ (~) Ф....

  • Matryonovka, Branskaya oblast

    Деревня Матрёновка — это вымирающая (или вымершая?) деревня в Жуковском районе Брянской области. Другие написания названия деревни: Матреновка, Matryonovka, Matronovka, Matrenovka Местоположения Координаты: 53°43′59″N, 33°52′2″E (53.733159, 33.867241) Проехать можно через деревню Косилово. Подъезжать лучше со стороны Петуховки (с запада), так как с востока со стороны Бацкино дорога очен...

  • Common grave near Oktyabrskaya square in Pochep

    В Почепе возле Октябрьской площади находится братская могила и мемориал. Местоположения Координаты: 52 deg 55' 40.31" N, 33 deg 27' 19.93" E Список Рядовые М.В. Беляев П.К. Глебов В.И. Грибков Г.И. Корнев Т.С. Зайкин И.П. Кулешов В.П. Лотышев Т.И. Див И.Л. Митрохин Е.Н. Макеев В.И. Радченко В.П. Морозов М.П. Онегов Г.А. Шомпин Младший сержант М.С....

  • Memorial of the Great Patriotic War on the territory of Saratov State Medical University

    Мемориал Великой Отечественной Войны находящийся на территории Саратовского Государственного Медицинского Университета перечисляет павший на войне героев. Данный проект предназначен перечислению этих людей. Место положения Широта: 46.007819 Долгота: 51.538614 Адрес: Саратовский Государственный Медицинский Университет 4-ый корпус Большая Казачья ул. д 112 Саратов, Саратовская область 41001...

  • Memorial complex «Cranes» in the Victory Park in Saratov

    В этом проекте будут запечатлены люди, упомянутые в Мемориальном комплексе «Журавли», находящемся в Парке Победы в Саратове. Родительские проекты International War and Military projects Portal World War II World War II - Casualties International Projects Index Russian History & Cultural Heritage Саратовская область Саратов

  • International War and Military projects Portal

    About this portal ( umbrella project) This International portal will list all war and military related projects on Geni. Minor wars and battles ,rebel and Guerilla wars can be added to this list too. If you come across a related project please add to this list. General war and military related projects: (not country specific) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Mili...

  • Medal of Honor recipients for World War II

    World War II, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict, the joining of what had initially been two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia in 1937 as the Second Sino-Japanese War; the other began in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

  • Common grave of the participants in the Civil War and the soviet warriors, who have died at the Stalingrad battle (Volzhskiy)

    39 квартал город Волжский. Дата сооружения: 1918-1919 гг., 1942—1943 гг., 1975 г Список 1918-1921 ( изображение ) И.Д. Поляков И.И. Юдин Ф.М. Орлов И. Казначеев В.И. Патрин Ф.Ф. Орлов И.С. Свинцов С. Краснов К.Г. Черкасов Н.Н. Черкасов С.Д. Кумсков И.Ф. Свинцов Ф.В. Кудрявцев 1941-1945 ( изображение ) И.Д. Агафонов А.М. Ахмедов Афиногенов И.С. Абр...

  • World War II in Norway

    " World War II in Norway " project. (1940 - 1945). "Nordmenn i krig, i Norge og andre land, og krigsfanger." "Oversikt over kilder om og fra andre verdenskrig ved Statsarkivet i Bergen" "Norgeslexi" "Norgesdokumentasjon" -- Alta bataljon: Alta bataljon, wikipedia Alta bataljon, snl.no Alta bataljon, regjeringen.no

  • Stolpersteine

    Stolpersteine - Stumbling Blocks Stumbling Blocks ('Stolpersteine' in German) have been installed in many countries in Europe. Please refrain from adding profiles here. Add them to the appropriate child project and, if possible, add picture, precise location, date of installation and if available, media coverage (newspapers, TV video-clips). This is the top-level Project; here are...

  • Dunera Boys/Internees

    Dunera Boys/Internees Hired Military Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s. As the storm clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, thousands of German refugees - either Jewish or politically opposed to the Nazis - fled to Britain for sanctuary. Little did many of them know they would soon be deported to Australia in one of the more notoriou...

  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March (9-17 April 1942) was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 12,000 American and 64,000 Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners. The 128-kilometer march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very h...

  • To fallen in defence of the motherland and victims of fascism - Anapa

    Проект посвещённый мемориалу на входе на Старое Анапское кладбище . На этом мемориале представлены имена двух групп: Братская могила советский воинов и мирных жителей города Анапа, замученных фашистскими оккупантами, 1942-1943 годы Братская могила советский воинов, 1943 год Родительские проекты International War and Military projects Portal World War II World War II - Ca...

  • Eternal Memory to Fellow Taman Countrymen!

    Этот проект посвещён памятнику стоящему на улице Карла Маркса в Тамани. На нём находится список людей погибших во Вторую Мировую Войну. Перечисленные имена Первая табличка изображение Абалдуев П.Г. Абалдуев П.П. Абарочан И.Я. Авдеев В.Д. Алексеенко И.К. Ананьев И.С. Андреев Л.К. Артюхоков К.М. Арцебашев В.П. Арцебашев В.П. Арцебашев П.К. Арцебашев П.К. Арцыбаше...

  • Home front during World War II

    Please add profiles of those who contributed to the war effort on "the home front.". Profiles must be set to public. This is an international project. Project collaborators, feel free to update the project front page, add resources, and media for our research efforts - and invite more collaborators. Home front during World War II From Wikipedia The home front covers the activities of th...

  • Italian POWs in South Africa - Zonderwater

    Overview North Africa was probably one of the fronts most neglected both by Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War. The conflict began with a few skirmishes along the border in June 1940 and ended in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis troops in Tunisia. But this theatre of war certainly was not of secondary importance given the number of soldiers involved in the fighting, the...

  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona

    USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. Named in honor of the 48th state's recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of "super-dreadnought" battleships. Although commissioned in 1916, the ship remained stateside during World War I . Shortly after the end of the war, Arizona was on...

  • Polish Air Force in World War 2

    Polish Air Force in World War 2 Polskie Siły Powietrzne 1939-1946 The Polish Air Forces was formed in the United Kingdom and France during World War 2. The Polish Air Forces contributed to the Allies victory in air operations in the Battle of Britain and other battles. At the end of the war, about 19,400 Poles served in the Polish Air Forces. The purpose of this project is to honour the P...

  • Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943

    Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943 London, England : On 3 March 1943 a crowd of people entered Bethnal Green tube station which was used at the time as an air-raid shelter. After the searchlights went on and an anti-aircraft battery a few hundred yards away in Victoria Park launched a salvo of a new type of anti-aircraft rockets the crowd surged forward. Someone tripped on the stairs causing ma...

  • Ried im Innkreis Prisoners of War Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of German prisoners of war who were residents of the Ried im Innkreis Prisoners of War Camp. This camp was located in Ried im Innkreis , Austria. History of the camp On the 12th of March, 1938 - the day of the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany - units of the German Wehrmacht marched into Ried; Hitler passed through the city o...

  • Gold Beach - June 6, 1944 - D Day

    Please add only the public profiles of those who served actively in support of Gold Beach on D Day (6 June 1944). Gold, commonly known as Gold Beach, was the code name for one of the five areas of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during the Second World War. Gold, the central of the five areas, was located between Port-en-Bessin on the w...

  • Polish Resistance Movements during WWII

    Of Major Significance The Polish resistance movement in World War II, with the Polish Home Army at its forefront, was the largest underground resistance in all of Nazi-occupied Europe. The Polish Underground State as it is termed, encapsulates the underground resistance organisations in Poland during WWII, military and civilian, both loyal to the Polish Government in exile, in London. It en...

  • Norge i Krig

    Norge i Krig. Det har alltid vært mange med interesse rundt dette emnet. Dette prosjektet "Norge i krig" er ett sted å samle alle krigsprosjekter på et og samme sted. -- Norway at War. There has always been many with interest around this subject. This project is one place / internet-site to gather all the war projects in one and the same place. -- The different wars: "Co...

  • De Zwarte Hand / The Black Hand: a Belgian resistance movement in World War II

    Objective English This project focuses on the members of the Belgian resistance group De Zwarte Hand (The Black Hand). The resistance movement was operational in the beginning of the second world war. Their area of operations: Klein-Brabant and the Rupel area, a region somewhere between Antwerp and Brussels. The movement was soon discovered by the Germans and most members spent the rest...

  • Slag in de Javazee ‧ 27-28 feb 1942 ‧ Pertempuran Laut Jawa

    Slag in de Javazee ‧ 27-28 feb 1942 ‧ Pertempuran Laut Jawa Na de aanval van Japan op de Amerikaanse vloot in Pearl Harbour op 7 dec 1941, was de Japanse opmars door Zuid-Oost-Azie onstuitbaar. De geallieerde zeestrijdkrachten leverden een moeizame strijd tegen de Japanners en werden steeds weer het slachtoffer van luchtaanvallen. Hong Kong, de Filippijnen, Malakka en Singapore waren inmiddel...

  • WWII Missing Air Crew Report 10878

    677th Squadron - 444th Group - 58th Wing -20th Air Bomber Command 11 Jan 1945. 42-65226 The B29 Bomber designated as serial number 42-65226 flying out of Dudhkundi, India was scheduled for a combat mission over Singapore, Malaya. The regular engineer for the mission was temporary at rest camp, and 1st LT Charles Vail was assigned to take his place. Two minutes prior to acquisition of the ta...

  • The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans and the War Relocation Authority During World War II

    A Japanese-American project. The War Relocation Authority was a United States government agency established to handle internment of Japanese-, German-, and Italian-Americans during World War II. In addition, about 2,200 Japanese living in South America (mostly in Peru) were transported to the United States and placed in internment camps. Contents Formation Selection of camps Lif...

  • Merrill's Marauders

    Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often en...

  • Arbeitslager Riese

    THE “COMPLEX RIESE” Extensive construction work on a number of underground shelters and tunnels took place in the Owl Mountains (a part of the Giant Mountains) between 1943 and 1945. The exact purpose of these facilities remains unclear even today. German sources suggest that they were supposed to be turned into a huge underground shelter covering more than 35 square kilometres, with one of A...