Recommended Veterans and Military Research Links
Military Historical Organizations (Official Sites)
- Army Center of Military History - Information on Army insignia and unit histories.
- Army Military History Institute - Information on Army history and collections of personal papers.
- Air Force Historical Research Agency - Information on combat operations and unit histories.
- Air Force History Support Office - Office responsible for writing books, monographs, studies, and reports to preserve the history of the U.S. Air Force.
- Naval Historical Center - Information on units, ships histories, and photographs of ships.
- Marine Corps (section of home page)- Information on the history of the Marine Corps, traditions, equipment, etc.
- Coast Guard (section of home page) - Insignia, unit information, and data on current Coast Guard ships and aircraft.
Military Resources on other web sites, provided by the Archives Library Information Center
Museums, Memorials & History Sites
- Veterans History Project from the Library of Congress
Read and share first-hand accounts from veterans
- Interactive Vietnam War Memorial
The Interactive Vietnam War Memorial from Fold3.com (formerly Footnote) enables visitors to search the Wall for people they know and pay tribute by adding photos, comments and stories of those who lost their lives during the Vietnam conflict. (More about this project.)
- National Air & Space Museum - Smithsonian
Site includes photographs and descriptions of the galleries in the museum, including the Enola Gay exhibit.
- U.S. Air Force Museum - Wright-Patterson AFB
Information on aircraft in the Air Force Collection, and other historical material.
- The U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center - Washington, D.C.
Information on U.S. Navy ships, stations and, most importantly, former and current service members.
- National D-Day Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana
The National D-Day Museum celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.
- National World War II Memorial
The National World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. It will be located on the National Mall in Washington, DC at the Rainbow Pool site at the east end of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
- Pearl Harbor Casualty List
Comprehensive list of the names of civilian and military personnel killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
- Korean War and
Vietnam War Casualty Files
Listings for each conflict, divided by state, containing selected descriptive data about U.S. military personnel who died as a result of combat duty in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, including personnel declared dead while in a missing or captured status. The state lists are in two formats: alphabetically by last name; or, alphabetically by "home of record."
- Department of Defense Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemoration page.
This is the official, public access web site for the Department of Defense commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and is the starting point for all public information regarding events during the commemorative period which runs from June 25, 2000 through July 27, 2003.
- Korean War Project
The Korean War Project web site is privately maintained, dedicated to publicizing the Korean War, and the men and women who fought and served there. There are many useful links to historical and alumni organizations.
- National Museum of American Jewish Military History - Washington, D.C.
- Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.
- The Vietnam Memorial -- The Virtual Wall
The Virtual Wall is a commemorative web site created to extend the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It allows families, friends and veterans to post photo, text and audio remembrances to those who lost their lives in the war or remain missing in action.
- The Women In Military Service For America Memorial
Information concerning the recently opened memorial honoring women of all military services.
- Vietnam Era Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Database
Site maintained by the Library of Congress.
- Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Person Office (DPMO)
Site maintained by the Department of Defense. A new feature on this site is the online version of Personnel Missing - Korea (PMKOR), available for download in both ASCII and Adobe Acrobat PDF Formats. This report is the result of many staff years of research in government and private archives, both American and foreign.
- National and State Veterans Cemeteries
Compilation of VA National Cemeteries and State Veterans Cemeteries
- Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.
- American Battle Monuments Commission
The American Battle Monuments Commission is an agency of the U.S. Government responsible for commemorating the services of the American armed forces since April 6, 1917, and for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining permanent American burial grounds in foreign countries.
- Task Force Russia Database
Site maintained by the Library of Congress containing information about Americans detained in Russia.