United States World War II Unit Histories

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Unit Histories[edit | edit source]

Army Air Force[edit | edit source]

Air Force Award Cards, 1942-1963 - Unit Awards - National Archives Catalog

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chenault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424

Telephone: (334) 953-2395

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Army[edit | edit source]

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Army Center of Military History
103 3rd Avenue
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058

Telephone: (202) 685-4042

Division Histories - Family History Library Catalog[edit | edit source]

Armored Divisions

Division Histories - Internet Archives[edit | edit source]

Division Histories - National Archives - Organization Authority Record[edit | edit source]

Transportation Corps[edit | edit source]

Military Railway Service

Navy[edit | edit source]

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command
Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 57 (3rd Floor)
Washington, DC 20374

Telephone: (202) 433-3224 Ship Histories.

Unit Histories

Marine Corps[edit | edit source]

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Marine Corps History Division
3078 Upshur Avenue
Quantico, Virginia 22134

Telephone: (703) 432-4877

Information on WWII Marines has been collected by Jerome Beau, volunteer historian. He has collected over 7600 histories on fellow Marine Raiders.

Marine Divisions

Marine Corps Regimental History Series

Coast Guard[edit | edit source]

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office
Commandant (CG-09224)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20593

National Archives[edit | edit source]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

For brief organizational and service histories of Army combat units see the following:

UnitHistories.com website aims to give a full spectrum of data on World War II fighting units, including details on organization, commanders, and literature.

References[edit | edit source]