• Records Relating to Civil War Units

    The bulk of the records relating to individual regiments of the U.S. Army are in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94).  Some of these major series include: Regimental and ...
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: WWII Escape and Evasion Reports

    On September 6, 1943, 22-year-old Oscar Klass Hamblin (T/SGT.) and crew were flying over northern France when they were raked by fire from a German Fw 190, necessitating an evacuation from their plane. Hamblin, ...
  • Researching USAF Foreign Aerial Photography

    The National Archives Cartographic Branch holds aerial photographs of foreign areas flown by the United States Air Force (USAF). This photography can be found in the series Aerial Photographs, 1935 - 1970, from Record...
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  • Researching Personalities in U.S. Army Photographs

    Local Identifier: 111-SC-198304, NAID: 12010146, Original caption: “Bastogne, Belgium–Weary infantrymen of the 110th Regt., 28th Div., US 1st Army following the German breakthrough in that area. The enemy ...
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  • WWII Military Unit Records at the National Archives

    WWII Military Unit Records at the National Archives - An Introduction   This post provides a brief overview of some of the predominant series of World War II operational unit records in the custody of the Nationa...
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  • U.S. Army Shoulder Insignia, 1945

    From Life magazine of August 6, 1945 (pp. 40-46), a colorful spread showing all of the shoulder insignia of the Army's forces, just as they were on the cusp of victory:         &#...
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