Military Resources: Military History
- Department of Defense
- Aviation history
- Army history
- Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard history
American Military History
A list of library resources on military history at Rutgers University.
Digital Library Program: Military History
This Library of Virginia site offers access to digital documents on wars from the American Revolution through World War II.
Hypertext history of the Second World War
This project is the work of Patrick Clancy who envisioned the end result to be a collection of World War II material completely cross-referenced by hypertext links and enhanced by multimedia.
Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993
This Congressional Research Service publication, hosted on the web by the Naval Historical Center, lists 234 instances in which the US has used its armed forces abroad in situation of conflict or potential conflict.
"Management of Historic Ships and Aircraft Sites"
This article appeared in the National Park Services CRM journal, volume 25, no.2 (2002).
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) "collects information on and monitors trends in military expenditures around the world."
Military History: A Guide to Selected Resources of Perkins Library, Duke University
This Duke University site offers access to a wealth of military history organized into bibliographies, guides, chronologies, biographical sources, statistics, and links to other websites.
"An Overview of Records at the National Archives Relating to Military Service"
This article written by Trevor Plante appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of Prologue. It describes how to find an ancestors military service record.
"The President as Commander-in-Chief"
The feature article from NARAs Calendar of Events by Kahlil Chism highlights Presidents who have had to exercise their powers as Commander-in-Chief at the outbreak of war.
World War II timeline
Provides a timeline of the major events of World War II.
Department of Defense
Official web site of the U.S. Department of Defense. Go to About the Department of Defense for information about DODs mission, organization, lists of defense agencies, history, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Annual Defense Reports
The Annual Defense Report of the DOD is a "basic reference document for those interested in national defense issues and programs." The reports cover the years 1995-2005 and are searchable.
The Aerodrome: Aces and Aircraft of World War I
Includes biographies on the Aces of the First World War, as well as information on the planes they flew and battles they fought.
Official site of the U.S. Air Force.
Air Force Historical Research Agency
The AFHRA is the repository for Air Force historical documents. More than 90% of the agencys pre-1955 holdings are declassified. This valuable collection on U.S. military aviation is accessible on microfilm with copies deposited at NARA.
Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers: Jacqueline Cochran
This bibliography is prepared by Diana Simpson of the Air University Library and contains resources on Womens Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). Jacqueline Cochran became the director of the WASP in July 1943.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Museum is located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
From the Air University Library, a bibliography of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
Army Publishing Directorate
The official site to link to army publications, including administrative departmental publications and forms, doctrinal and training publications, technical and equipment publications, engineering publications, and medical publications.
Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800
War Department files destroyed by fire in 1800 have been reconstituted from archives nationwide and are now available in a fully searchable digital database.
"Researching Service in the U.S. Army during the Philippine Insurrection"
An article in NARAs publication, Prologue, by Trevor K. Plante, on the records in NARA of Army members who served in the war that lasted from 1899 to 1902 in the Philippines.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
An important resource for military researchers.
U.S. Army Military History Institute
MHI is an institute of the U.S. Army War College.
African-Americans in Military History
A bibliography on the subject of African-Americans in Naval History.
"Black Men in Navy Blue during the Civil War"
A history of black participants in the Navy during the Civil War. An article from the NARA publication, Prologue, by Joseph P. Reidy.
Department of Defense USS Cole Commission Report
Report on commission formed to report on improvements of U.S. policies and practices for deterring, disrupting, and mitigating terrorist attacks on U.S. forces.
"Documenting United States Naval Activities during the Spanish-American War"
An article from the NARA publication, Prologue, by Richard W. Peuser.
Fast Attacks & Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War
A site on the history of submarines by the Smithsonians Museum of American History
Haze Gray & Underway
A site devoted to navies and ships. Includes the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Naval History and Heritage Command: Research and Collections
Links to a variety of topics presented by the Naval History and Heritage Command
Naval War College Review
A periodical from the Naval War College. View current issue or browse past issues. Index available for articles from 1991 to present.
Official website of the United States Navy.
"Racial Identity and the Case of Captain Michael Healy, USRCS"
An article from the NARA publication, Prologue, by James OToole.
Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945
Specifications, history, and one or more photographs of most World War II Navy ships.
U.S. Coast Guard Historical Bibliography
An official Coast Guard site.
U.S. Marine Corps
The official website of the United States Marine Corps.
"U.S. Marines in the Boxer Rebellion"
An article from the NARA publication, Prologue, by Trevor K. Plante.
U.S. Navy in World War II
This site includes the United States Coast Guard which operates as part of the Navy during war time.
Victory at Sea
An article by David M. Kennedy in The Atlantic Monthly, March 1999, about the war at sea during World War II.