The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website can help you find records of military ancestors both dead and injured. You may be able to track down a name on a memorial or an actual grave. 21 more words
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Most researchers have heard of the 1973 fire at the National Military Personnel Records Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, that destroyed 80% of certain Army personnel records for persons discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960, and 75% of certain Air Force personnel records for persons discharged from September 25, 1947, to January 1,1964 (names alphabetically after Hubbard). 79 more words
The Sinking of the Japanese Submarine I-1 off of Guadalcanal and the Recovery of its Secret Documents
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park
Just a little over 75 years ago, in early August 1942, American forces landed on Guadalcanal with the mission of pushing the Japanese forces off the island. 3,834 more words
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park.
At the time of the Italian Armistice on September 8, 1943, there were almost 80,000 Allied prisoners of war in Italian prisoner of war camps. 3,343 more words