Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, World War II Casualty Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, World War II Casualty Cards, 1933-1947
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains cards created by the Army for local newspapers before soldiers went to war. They include vital information about servicemen and some may include a photograph. Index courtesy of FindMyPast.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Parents or nearest relative
- Residence (Street Address, City, State)
How Do I Search This Collection?
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- Approximate date of the event
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What Do I Do Next?
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Guided Research
- Pennsylvania Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Pennsylvania Military Records
- United States World War II Draft Records
Related Family History Library Holdings
- Pennsylvania, World War II photo collection and casualty cards, 1943-1945.
- Pennsylvania, World War II draft registration cards, 1940-1947
- Pennsylvania Selective Service System registration cards [World War II : fourth registration]
- World War II honor list of dead and missing, state of Pennsylvania.
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
- United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
- United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Fourth Registration)
- United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945
- United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945
Citing This Collection
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