The database description says:
"This database is a collection of books compiled to preserve the lives of the American men and women who served in World War II. These books are arranged by state. Currently this database includes the volumes for:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
"Each book includes a short account of the War’s influence or affect on the state, which is then followed by biographies of the “Young American Patriots” from that state. The arrangement of the biographical section varies according to book. The biographies are either arranged alphabetically by name of serviceman for the entire state, or are listed alphabetically by county and then by name of serviceman. Some names and biographies were received too late to put in the alphabetical arrangement. These names appear at the end of the book.
"The type of information that may be found in each biography includes:
- Name of serviceman
- Branch of military served in
- A list of foreign countries and theaters served in
- Birth date
- Date and place entered service
- Name of high school attended
- Religious affiliation
- Parents’ names and residence
- A picture"
An example of one of the entries is this one:
"John R. Hall, Jr. RM 1/c. U.S. Navy. Born Mar. 22, 1922. Entered service June 6, 1941. Norfolk, Va.; England; Normandy; Trinidad; Bermuda; Azores; Iceland; Tokyo; Midway; Alaska; Ryukyus; Honshu. Awarded six Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended Scott H.S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hall, Sr., Husband of Mrs. Nan Elizabeth Rippetoe Hall, Box 424, Madison, W.Va."
All in all, this is a pretty neat database. The pictures are all of young men in their prime, who served their country well. When they get all 50 states completed, it should have over 500,000 servicemen in it.
If you had friends or family that served in world War II, go look for them in this database.