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World War II Archives includes:

  • Air Force Photos
  • Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) and related records of the U.S. Army Air Forces (1942-1947)
  • Naval Press Clippings (1942 to 1960)
  • Judge Advocate General (JAG) Files
  • World War II Submarine Patrol Reports
  • Japanese Air Target Analyses & Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls
  • Guide to Foreign Military Studies
  • World War II Allied Military Conferences transcripts

World War II Archives contains over half a million pages of original historical documents compiled from collections at the National Archives, offering a wide range of materials chronicling events during the Second World War, providing an in-depth perspective of military activities while also documenting the lives of individual military personnel on land, in the air, and at sea.

Examine Records & Photographs from World War II

World War II Archives is made up of several collections such as the Military conferences, captured German records, foreign military studies, JAG case files, Nuremberg interrogation records, submarine patrol reports, and more. Personalizing the conflict is a small but vivid collection of Photographs of Japanese Soldiers and of Allied Prisoners of War, each accompanied by a typed cover page followed by a description in Japanese.

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Photographs of U.S. Air Force, World War II

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13th Naval District Public Information Department Press Clippings, 1942-1960

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JAG Case Files, Pacific, Army, Trial Documents