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World War II

Explore World War II through photographs, events, stories, and biographies of the men and women who fought overseas and on the home front.

The 74th Anniversary of D-Day

It was on this day, June 6, 1944, that approximately 156,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France by air and by sea for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious (sea/land) military operations... Continue Reading →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 5 – Leffie Martin)

Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 The final part of our series brings us to Stewards Mate 2nd Class Leffie Martin. Leffie Martin was born 9 May 1919 in Prentiss, Jefferson Davis... Continue Reading →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 4 – Orin William Queen)

Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 This week we're telling the stories of World War II service members using details found in their Official Military Personnel Files from the National Archives.... Continue Reading →

WWII Navy Photos (Part 3 – LaVern Francis Martin)

USS General W A MannSeries: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |Part 5 If you're just joining in on this series, welcome (and welcome back to those of you who have been following along). Today I'm... Continue Reading →

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