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Historical Research and Reference

If you know of a site that you think is a good historical reference, feel free to submit it. Again, it must be relevant to the WWII period. Please avoid personal and "dedication" sites unless they offer some genuine historical insight, info or photos. I do not want a page that's a mile long, cluttered with piddly sites paying homage to someone's dog, on free servers that assault people with dozens of pop-ups. If the site is really good, I'll let some annoying ads slide, but it really aggravates me as well as many others.

Battlefield Tours
Monte Cassino Tours: Rome, Anzio, and Cassion.
Normandy Drop Zone Tours: Like is says...

Musee des Blindes: Tank museum in Saumur, France.
Kubinka: Russia's tank museum.
Bovington: England's armor museum.
Panzer Museum: Munster, Germany.
Patton Museum: US Armor museum at Ft. Knox, Ky.
8th Air Force Museum: Savannah, Ga.
Eldred WWII Museum:

Military Veterans Groups
82nd Airborne Division Association: Veterans of the 82nd and any other US parachute or glider units.

General WWII
Military History Online: Book reviews and articles on battles and campaigns. Good stuff.
WWII Casualites: National Archives database of US military dead and missing, organized by state and name..
How to Request Military Service Records: For veterans and their next of kin to obtain DD 214s.
From D-day to VE-day: Tour service for ETO battlefields.
WWII Letters: Actual letters written by troops and their families.

Combat Chronicles of US Army Divisions in WWII: Great guide as to what each divsion did and its componenet units.
Extracts From History: Great info site for US WWII Reenactors.
The M-1 Helmet: Useful site about US helmets.
WW2 Airborne: The best overview of all US WWII airborne units. Unit histories, subunits, TO & E's, honor rolls, and links.
US Army Quartermaster Museum:
Very interesting site about the outfitting of the Army.
Margie Stewart: WWII Poster girl's page.
US Military Uniforms of WWII: Excellent (though incomplete) index of US uniforms with details of War Department specifications.

Excellent reference about Heer uniforms and gear. The best U-Boat site with histories of every German submarine. Search by boat number, losses, shipyard built, wolf pack etc, etc. One of the more volumous and informative sites I've ever seen.
U-869: Site dedicated to the boat and men of "U-who", found off New Jersey n 1991.
Axis History Factbook: Complete directory of all German and axis military units in WWII. Covers all branches of each nation's armed forces. General WWII German military history site.
Aktion Rheinhard Camps: Detailed histories of the death camps. Belzec, Sobibor, Majdenek, Treblinka, labor camps, ghettos etc.
G43/G41/MP44 Page: Great infor and pics of original slings, mags, pouches & guns.
The MP40 Page: Good info on MP40's, parst and accessories.
The Warsaw Uprising: Site about the battle for Warsaw.


82nd Airborne - WW II: Historical site for the famous 82nd Division.
508th PIR Association, "the Red Devils": Veterans' group for the WW II unit.
101st Air Assault Division: The Army website for the "Screaming Eagles", past & present.
180th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion: Tribute to the unit, in particular the author's grandfather, Joseph L. Begin.
741st Tank Batallion: Gathering info for the unit.
808th Tank Destroyer Battalion: Dedicated to the men of the 808th TD Battalion during WWII. Veterans stories and pictures.

Ardennes '44: Historical site from France on the Battle of the Bulge".
Axis Freiwillige: Russian website devoted to the foreign volunteer formations in Heer and Waffen-SS.
B-25 "Heavenly Body": Site for the vintage aircraft, still in operation.
Battle of the Bulge - The Northern Shoulder: Historical site on the battle.
Central Florida World War II Museum: Museum in the works, bein g put up by Floridacollectors and reenactors.
Corregidor: Site encompassing general history of this Pacific battle, as well as sites within detailing the 503rd Airborne, coastal artillery, and veterans organizations for all.
Dan's WWII Uniform & Equipment Site: Devoted to the US Infantry kit of the war.

Deliverance: Memoirs Hermann Beaber, veteran of the fighting in the Phillipines.
Die Gebirgstruppen: Mountain troops of the Wehrmacht.
GI Intelligence Department:
WW II photo research and information site.
Historical Warfare:
Web site on military history from 2000 BC to 2000 AD.
Hook Up!:
Historical website about the 101st Airborne.
Infantry Rifles/K98k Page:
Informative site about the history of the famous Mauser rifle.
The Ivy House: Website for the tourist spot behind the Utah Beach site on Normandy Beach.
The Kaiser's Bunker: Great site with lots of picture examples of original German & Canadian WW I uniforms and equipment.
Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies: Canadian military history site.
Militrade.Com: Historical and online trading website.
Monte Cassino Association: Website with history and links related to the famous monastery battle.
Monte Cassino Tours: Tourist information and history for the historical site. Website for various private kit planes, including reproduction war models.
Omaha Beach: Account of a German officer who was there at the Normandylandings.
Panzers of the Reich: Historical site about the German tank formations.
"Patton's Troubleshooters": Historical site on the 702nd Tank Battalion & the 80th Division.
Ragwings & Radials: Vintage aircraft owner's website.
Red Steel/Soviet Union Factbook: Excellent writeups on all of Stalin's armor in WW II, etc.
Rottauer Museum: German military vehicle & weapons museum in Rottau, Bavaria(website is in German).
The Russian Front 1941-1945: Pictorial site, as seen through the camera lens of German soldiers.
Soldier & War Magazine: Miniture wargaming periodical.
Soviet Female Pilots of WW II: Website on the female pilots that flew for Russiain WW II, very interesting.
Stenger Historica: Specializing in in archival research, US and German documents, and military art.
Testimones of Sacrifice: Focused on the stories of individual soldiers.
U.S. WW II Veterans' Website:
The official site for US vets.
Unterseebootwaffe: Excellent reference site on the Kriegsmarine!
World War II Combat Medic: Detailed historical site on the USaid-men.
World War II Gyrene: Atribute to the men of the USMC.
World War II Pictures: Online archive of period photos.
WWII Victory Museum: Website for the huge vehicle and militaria museum in Auburn Indiana