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Animated Map Showing Allied Bombing in WW2
Staggering Cost in Human Lives in WW2

Click on the links shown below and you will be provided with all the current information that we have researched. We are working with USAAF specialists and veterans to considerably expand our USA coverage. We invite others to contribute photographs, documents and letters.

A Poignant Reminder

This video is such a poignant reminder that for many hundreds of thousands of families, reunions such as these were never to be. Walking through the USAAF Cemetery at Madingley, Cambridge in England or any of the 26 American military cemeteries across the world, or indeed the military cemeteries of all nations, is a sobering experience: we read the names of those whose abiding wish was surely to be back home in the arms of their families.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Anthem for Doomed Youth: Wilfred Owen, October 1917

Charles Dills Archive

Uniquely well-written experiences of a WWII fighter pilot with USAAF In Italy, very personal and full of insights from a perceptive and interesting mind. Fascinating reading.

Gerald Schwartz Archive

This is a brilliant diary kept by a Crew Chief on a fighter bomber squadron in North Africa and Italy. It's a personal and insightful commentary on the life of a young man who left America for his experience of a lifetime. Touching, funny, perceptive.

Fortress 42-30274: 1st Lt. Walt Baker & Crew: Extensive Collection (209 images)

Representing the fruits of many years of patient research by the Dutch researcher Co de Swart, this gallery is testament to what a determined researcher can assemble from a myriad of sources.

Fortress 42-3439: 2nd Lt Charles Geyer & Crew: Extensive Collection (212 images)

Another massive collection from Co de Swart.

USAAF Combat Operations WWll

Covering every single Operation worldwide 1941 - 1945, this magisterial piece of research is an essential source for researchers.

Irlene Mandrell's Song 'Thanks To You'

Jack O'Connor - whose moving account of recovering US servicemen who died in captivity in Vietnam is given in our story 'They touched our heroes for the last time' sent us this song by his friend Irlene Mandrell - the youngest of the three famous Mandrell singers - that will surely touch your heart - 'Thanks To You'. That's our Jack in the leather jacket, and those are his medals in the display box... surely we can say 'Thanks to you, Jack O'Connor'. We are proud to be your friends.

Other US related material:

US Air Service Victories WW1 Database
USAAF Aces and Aviators WW2 Database
US Marine Corps Squadrons WW2
'They touched our heroes for the last time'
Hours of Terror: ferrying AC-130A
US captives repatriated from Vietnam
Missing Huey found in Vietnam
Rare photo of John McCain's capture
Vietnam conflict
Our Vietnam material
Medal of Honor for Ed Freeman
US Flygirls
US Assistance to Warsaw Uprising by Polska Fundacja Narodowa

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