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  • Engelandvaarders - England Farers 1940-1945

    Engelandvaarders Engelandvaarder werd de erenaam voor alle mannen en vrouwen die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog (1940-1945), na de capitulatie van de Nederlandse strijd-krachten en vóór de geallieerde invasie in Normandië op 6 juni 1944 (D-day) uit bezet gebied wisten te ontsnappen met de bedoeling zich in Engeland of ander geallieerd gebied bij de geallieerde strijdkrachten aan te sluiten om...

  • World War II - North African Campaign

    CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch) and Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). The campaign was fought between the Allies and Axis powers, m...

  • 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...

  • 28th Māori Battalion

    ABOUT THE 28TH The 28th (Māori) Battalion was part of the 2nd New Zealand Division, the fighting arm of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) during the Second World War (1939-45). A frontline infantry unit made up entirely of volunteers, the Battalion usually contained 700-750 men, divided into five companies. The NZ Division The NZ Division was made up of 15,000-20,000 men,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma

    USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her sister ship was Nevada. She, along with her sister, were the first two U.S. warships to use oil fuel instead of coal. The Oklahoma which was commissioned in 1916, served in World War I as a member of BatDiv 6, protect...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battle of Britain

    Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few ... Winston Churchill The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "Air battle for England") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain ai...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders

    The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was a group eighty men from all walks of life who flew into history on April 18, 1942. They were all volunteers and this was a very dangerous mission. Sixteen B-25 bombers took off from the deck of the USS Hornet, led by (then Col.) Jimmy Doolittle. They were to fly over Japan, drop their bombs and fly on to land in a part of China that was still free. Of course, thi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SS President Coolidge

    This Project involves the sinking of the SS President Coolidge during World War II. SS President Coolidge was a converted cruise liner used to transport most of the 43rd Infantry of the US Army. ----------------------------------------- (From Wiki): "A large military base and harbor had been established on Espiritu Santo and the harbor was heavily protected by mines. Information about s...

  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS California

    USS California (BB-44), one of two Tennessee-class battleships completed shortly after World War I, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 31st state. She was the last American Battleship built on the West Coast, and the only one to be a dreadnought type. She served in the Pacific her entire career, and for twenty years was the flagship of the Pacific Fleet. She was ...

  • 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...

  • World War II - Unit Directory

    This project has been created to begin documenting the many units, squadrons etc that participated during World War II. When details are sufficient, these units will be connected to the battles that they participated in. Please contact Nathan Cowdrey if you have further information, or would like to participate in these projects. Australia 1st Armoured Division 2nd Armoured Division 3...

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  • World War II - 15th Punjab Regiment; 3rd Battalion

    3rd Battalion - India, Somaliland, Aden, Persia, Iraq, Syria, Italy. Became a Machine-Gun Battalion in 1946.=Members who became casualties during World War II:* Khan, Adam - Rank: Lance Naik; Service No: 11854; Date of Death: 14 May 1944; Age: 27; Cemetery: Salerno War Cemetery

  • World War II - British Royal Air Force - No. 436 Squadron

    This project is a works in progress and has been established to compile those that were part of this unit during World War II. This list (and others like it), will later be used to connect units to the battles they participated in. Please contact Nathan Cowdrey if you have further information or would like to participate in these projects.= Known Members* Aikman, Frederick Alan (1919 - ); Assig...

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  • 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....