Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fold3 Offering World War II Records Through May 31st for FREE

The blog announced that, in honor of Memorial Day, registered users can access the World War II collection for FREE through 31 May.  There is a link on the blog to the World War II collection at

The collections available for free include:

*  American Battle Monuments Commission
*  Army Registers, 1798-1969
*  Foreign Burial of American War Dead
*  Japanese Air Target Analyses
*  Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-2013
*  Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial

*  Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII
*  Navy Cruise Books, 1918-2009
*  New York 174th Regiment Service Cards
*  New York Army National Guard Service Cards (Selected)
*  New York National Guard Personnel Jackets

*  New York National Guard Shooting Jackets
*  New York State Adjutant General Reports, 1846-1995
*  New York State Military Museum Photos (Civil War - ...)
*  Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial
*  Photos - WW II Japanese

*  State Dept Records - France
*  State Dept Records - Russia
*  Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
*  WWII 27th Division Photos
*  WWII Allied Military Conferences

*  WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
*  WWII Army Enlistment Records
*  WWII Draft Registration Cards
*  WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards
*  WWII European Theater Army Records

*  WWII Foreign Military Studies, 1945-54
*  WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Army
*  WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Navy
*  WWII Milestone Documents
*  WWII Naval Press Clippings

*  WWII Navy, Marine Corp, and Coast Guard Casualty Lists
*  WWII Navy Muster Rolls
*  WWII Submarine Patrol Reports
*  WWII US Air Force Photos
*  WWII War Diaries

There are 36 collections on that list, and some of them are more extensive than just Wotld War II.

You can access the list of all collections at Fold3 by going to the Browse page (, and selecting a category.  By clicking on the World War II category, you can see the record collections in that category:

If you click on one of the publications, then you can see the list of way-points that are available.  I clicked on the Navy Cruise Books" publication and saw:

clicking on the "H" Ship letter in the Navy Cruise Books publication, I can see the list of ships for which there are Cruise Books available:

You may be able to find some interesting records and photographs if you go and search or browse some of these collection.

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1 comment:

Jana Iverson Last said...


I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a wonderful weekend!