World War II Sources

I have been surprised at how many locations, both virtual and actual, there is that touch on the World War II period in history. I have always been interested in history, and this period of time in particular. I thought others might be unaware of some of these sources, so I decided in June of 2018 to begin to collect and document sources of information as I came across them. I seem to be adding a few new listings every week.

If you find this page of interest, you might also like my World War II Timeline page.

Page last updated December 29, 2018

Site Web URL Facebook Twitter Location
100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum https://www.100bgmus.org.uk/ Yes Yes 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Common Rd, Dickleburgh, Diss, UK, IP21 4PH
95th Bomb Group Archives https://sites.google.com/site/95thbgarchives/home Virtual
American Air Museum in Britain http://www.americanairmuseum.com IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK CB22 4QR
American Airpower Museum http://americanairpowermuseum.com Yes 1230 New Hwy- Hangar 3, Farmingdale, New York
American Undersea Warfare Center https://www.galvestonbeachinfo.com/Seawolf_Park.asp Yes Yes American Undersea Warfare Center, 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, Texas
Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum https://www.amphibiousforces.org Yes Vigor Shipyard on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon
Ar Gunner Magazine <https://www.argunners.com Yes Yes Virtual
Army Heritage Center Foundation https://www.armyheritage.org Yes Yes 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Army Museums https://www.armymuseums.org.uk Yes Yes Virtual
Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery (Graves from Operation Market Garden) http://www.arnhemoosterbeekwarcemetery.nl Van Limburg Stirumweg 6861 WL Oosterbeek Netherlands
Australia @ War https://www.ozatwar.com Virtual
Band of Brothers 101st Yes Virtual
Base Borden Military Museum 27 Ram St., Borden, Ontario, Canada L0M 1C0
Bastogne War Museum http://www.bastognewarmuseum.be/home.html Yes Colline du Mardasson, 5 – 6600 Bastogne (Belgium)
Battle Honours (battlefield tours) http://www.battle-honours.eu Yes Yes Virtual
Battle of Britain Bunker https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/bunker Yes Yes Wren Avenue, Hillington, UK UB9 OBE
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/ Yes Yes RAF BBMF Visitors Centre, Dogdyke Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Battlebox http://battlebox.com.sg Yes Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Battlefield Design http://www.battlefield-design.co.uk Yes Yes The Oaks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 5WP
Battleship Texas State Historic Site https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/battleship-texas/programs-events/park_programs 3523 Independence, Parkway South, LaPorte, TX
Bentley Priory Museum http://bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk Yes Yes Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, London, United Kingdom HA7 3HT
Bletchley Park https://bletchleypark.org.uk Yes Yes The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Brest Hero-Fortress http://www.brest-fortress.by/en/ Belarus, 224018, Brest, 60 GOBK st., Memorial Complex
Britain at War https://britainatwar.keypublishing.com Yes Yes Virtual
British Empire at War Yes Virtual
Cambridge American Cemetery https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cambridge-american-cemetery#.XAyQ5C2B0Wp Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road , Coton CB23 7PH, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum http://www.warplane.com Yes Yes 9280 Airport, Road, Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0
Christian Belena Yes Virtual
Churchill War Rooms https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, England SW1A 2AQ
Classic Warbirsds https://www.classicwarbirds.co.uk Yes Yes Virtual
Cobbaton Combat Collection http://www.cobbatoncombat.co.uk Yes Cobbaton, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, UK EX37 9RZ
Combined Military Services Museum http://www.cmsm.co.uk/ Yes Yes Station Road, Maldon, Essex
Commemorative Air Force https://www.commemorativeairforce.org Yes Yes Dallas, Texas, though there are many other locations
D-Day Center http://www.dday.center Yes Yes Virtual
D-Day Conneaut (largest annual WWII reenactment in the US) http://www.ddayohio.us Yes Yes
D-Day Experience https://dday-experience.com Yes 2 Village de l’Amont, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont, France
D-Day Overlord https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/ Yes Yes Virtual
Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster https://daspanzermuseum.de/en/ihr-besuch/ Yes Yes Hans-Krüger-Straße 33, Munster, Niedersachsen, Germany 29633
Digger History ( Unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services) http://www.diggerhistory.info Virtual
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com Yes Former Control Tower Tinwald Downs Road Heathhall Industiral Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
Dunkirk War Museum (Memorial du Souvenir) http://www.dynamo-dunkerque.com Courtines du Bastion 32, Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkerque
Faces of Auschwitz https://facesofauschwitz.com Yes Virtual
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum http://www.fagenfighterswwiimuseum.org Yes 2450 540th St, Granite Falls, MN
Fallingbostel Military Museum e. V. https://fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.jimdo.com/ Yes Konrad Zuse Str. Queens Avenue Speicher 3. 29683 Bad Fallingbostel-Oerbke
Flight Nurses Association http://www.legendsofflightnurses.org Virtual
Florida During World War II (Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services) http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/explore-our-resources/florida-history-culture-and-heritage/wwii/ Virtual
Florida World War II Heritage Trail https://archive.org/stream/flworldwar00flor#page/n0/mode/2up Virtual
Florida’s World War II Memorial (a permanent display at the Museum of Florida History) http://museumoffloridahistory.com/exhibits/permanent/wwii/index.cfm Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL
Flugmuseum Messerschmitt https://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.com/messerschmitt/home/index.html Yes Rechliner Str., Manching, Germany 85077
Heroes of the Second World War (Filmed interviews of WWII Combat Veterans) http://www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org/ Virtual
History HIT.TV (paid on-line history channel) https://www.historyhit.com Yes Yes Virtual
History of Tanks Yes Virtual
Home Front Museum http://www.homefrontmuseum.co.uk Yes Yes New Street, Llandudno, UK
Hurricane Heritage http://www.hurricaneheritage.com Yes Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
I Love WWII Planes http://worldwarwings.com Yes Virtual
Imperial war Museums https://www.iwm.org.uk Yes London, Duxford & Manchester, UK
International Bomber Command Centre https://internationalbcc.co.uk Yes Yes International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill, Lincoln UK, LN4 2HQ, 01522 514755
International Historical Research Associates https://airwarworldwar2.wordpress.com Yes Yes Virtual
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum https://www.intrepidmuseum.org Yes Yes Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY
Irish Brigade (The story of the 38th [Irish] Brigade in the Second World War) https://www.irishbrigade.co.uk Yes Virtual
Jonathan Ware (Military Historian) http://www.jonathanhware.com Yes Yes Virtual
Kent Battle of Britain Museum http://www.kbobm.org Yes Yes Folkestone,Kent
Kranji War Memorial (Dedicated to those from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II) 9 Woodlands Road, in Kranji in northern Singapore
Kubinka Tank Museum http://tankmuseum.ru Kubinka – Golitsyno – Seliatino
Lago Vista Air Power Museum 314 Flightline Road, Rusty Allen Airport, Lago Vista, Texas 512-267-7403
LAH Living History Association (Waffen-SS reenacting unit) http://www.lssah.net/ Yes
Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur le l’Atlantique (The Grand Bunker Atlantic Wall Museum) Avenue du 6 Juin, 14150 Ouistreham, France
Leger Holidays (Battlefield tours) https://www.legerbattlefields.co.uk Yes Yes Sunway House, Rotherham S60 2XR
Liberation Route Europe https://liberationroute.com Yes Yes Lucasbolwerk 10, Utrecht 6661 EK
Louisiana Maneuvers Military Museum https://geauxguardmuseums.com/ Camp Beauregard, 623 G Street, Pineville, La USA
Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks https://geauxguardmuseums.com/ Jackson Barracks, Area C, 4209 Chenault Blvd. New Orleans, La 70117 USA
Manchester Military History Society http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/ Yes Yes East Manchester History and Gaming Centre, Knivton Street, Hyde, Tameside, United Kingdom SK14 2PU
Manzanar National Historic Site https://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm Yes Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Highway 395, Independence, CA
Memorial Pegasus http://codegeek.memorial-pegasus.com/en/ Avenue Major John Howard
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre http://metheringhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk Yes Yes The Visitor Centre, Westmoor Farm, Martin moor, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3WF
Midway Village Museum http://www.midwayvillage.com Yes Yes 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford IL
Military History Now https://militaryhistorynow.com Yes Yes Virtual
Military Stuff http://www.military-stuff.org Yes Yes Virtual
Military Tour (original and reproduction products from WW1 and WW2) https://www.militarytour.com Yes Yes 210 Dufferin Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2W 2X5
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum https://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org/ Severyns Ave., Building 126, Moffett Field, CA
Museum of the American GI http://americangimuseum.org Yes 19124 TX-6 S, College Station, Texas
Museum of the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno on Ner https://chelmno-muzeum.eu/ Chełmno 59A, 62-660 Dąbie
Museum of the Great Patriotic War http://victorymuseum.ru/ Yes Yes 10 Brothers Fonchenko St, Moscow, Russian Federation, 121170
Museumships https://www.museumships.us Yes Yes
Musée de Blindes Saumur (Saumur Armored Museum) http://www.museedesblindes.fr/en/ Yes 1043 Route de Fontevraud, Saumur, France 49400
Musée du Débarquement http://www.musee-arromanches.fr/accueil/index.php?lang=uk Yes Yes Place du Six Juin, Arromanches-Les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, France
Musée Dunkerque 1940 http://www.dynamo-dunkerque.com Courtines du Bastion 32, rue des Chantiers de France, 59140 Dunkerque, France
Museo storico dello sbarco in Sicilia (Museum of the Landing in Sicily) https://www.memoranea.it/luoghi/sicilia-ct-catania-museo-storico-dello-sbarco-in-sicilia Yes Yes
My Aviation World http://thisisflight.net Yes Virtual
National Churchill Museum https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/ Yes Yes Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, Missouri USA
National Archives : World War II Records https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2 Virtual
National Museum of the US Air Force http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil Yes Yes 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 (near Dayton)
National Army Museum https://www.nam.ac.uk Yes Yes London, England
National D-Day Memorial https://www.dday.org Yes Yes 3 OVERLORD CIRCLE, BEDFORD, VA
National Memorial Fort Breendonk (WWII SS prison) http://www.breendonk.be/en/ Brandstraat 57, 2830 Willebroek, Belgium
National Museum of the Pacific War http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org Yes Yes 340 E Main St (73.23 mi), Fredericksburg, Texas
National Museum of World War II Aviation https://www.worldwariiaviation.org 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
National Naval Aviation Museum http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org Yes Yes National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, FL
National World War II Museum https://www.nationalww2museum.org Yes Yes New Orleans, Louisiana
Naval History and Heritage Command https://www.history.navy.mil Yes Yes Washington Navy Yard, 1022 O Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Navy SEAL Museum https://www.navysealmuseum.org Yes Yes 3300 N. Hwy. A1A, North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 USA
Navy Wings https://www.navywings.org.uk Yes Yes Virtual
Nordgruppe Association (German reenactment group) Yes Virtual
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum http://aviationmuseum.site/ Yes Yes The Street, Bungay, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Normandy Post Yes Yes Virtual
Normandy War Guide https://www.normandywarguide.com/ Yes Yes Virtual
Operation Market Garden http://www.ww2marketgarden.com Yes Yes Virtual
Operation WALBEA (Archaeological look at the US Air Force in East Anglica) http://www.opwalbea.com Yes Yes
Overlord Museum – Colleville-sur-Mer http://www.overlordmuseum.com Yes OVERLORD MUSEUM-OMAHA BEACH, Roundabout access to the American Cemetery, Lotissement Omaha Center, F-14710 Colleville sur Mer, France
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor https://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org Yes Yes Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii
Pacific Paratrooper https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/ Virtual
Pacific Victory Roll http://pacificvictoryroll.com Yes Yes Virtual
Panssarimuseo (The Paraola Armour Museum) http://www.panssarimuseo.fi/en/ Yes Hattulantie 334,13720 PAROLA, Finland
Plaine au bois Museum (Wormnhoudt massacre site and museum) https://www.dunkirk-tourism.com/What-to-see-do/Dunkirk-1940/Wormhoudt-massacre-site-and-museum http://www.esquelbecq.com 9 Place Bergerot 59470 Esquelbecq France
Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau http://auschwitz.org/en/ Yes Yes Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 16, Oświęcim, Poland
Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum https://museum-peenemuende.de/?lang=en Historisch-Technisches Museum Peenemünde GmbH, Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot Episodes Podcast Yes Virtual
Pima Air & Space Museum http://www.pimaair.org Yes 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85756 USA
Plane Hunters http://planehunters.com Yes Yes Virtual
Polish Aviation Museum Cracow http://www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl/indexen.php 31-864 Kraków, al. Jana Pawła II 39, Poland
Puget Sound Navy Museum http://www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org Yes Yes 251 1st St, Bremerton, Washington 98337, USA
RAF Museum https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk Yes RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way,London, NW9 5LL AND RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Recollections of World War II (MEMOIRS & BOOKS WHICH SHOULD BE ON YOUR BOOKSHELF) http://recollectionsofwwii.blogspot.com/ Yes
RG Poulussen Yes Virtual
Ron Eisele Yes Virtual
Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center http://rohwer.astate.edu 100 South Railroad Street, McGehee, AR
Royal Engineers Museum http://www.re-museum.co.uk Yes Yes Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UR
Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History http://www.klm-mra.be/D7t/en/ Yes Yes Royal Army and Military History Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Sally B. McGlone Yes Virtual
Second World War Yes Virtual
Second World War Club Yes Virtual
Shuttleworth http://www.shuttleworth.org Yes Yes Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
Spirit of 45 http://spiritof45.org/home0.aspx Yes 55 Broad Street, Lower Level/Digital Clubhouse Network, New York, New York
STAFFRIDE (provisioners of serious Battlefield Study for the military) http://www.staffride.co.uk/index.php Virtual
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/ Yes Yes Nr Chichester, West Sussex
Taukkyan War Cemetery (Burial location of Commonwealth Troops of the Burma campaign) Mingaladon, Yangon, Myanmar, on the main highway No 1 (Pyay Road),
The Battlefield Explorer (Battlefield tours) https://thebattlefieldexplorer.com
The Letters Project (transcriptions of letters from WWII and Korea) https://pittmanlettersproject.com/ Virtual
Texas Flying Legends Museum http://texasflyinglegends.org Yes
Texas Military Forces Museum http://texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org Yes Austin, Texas
The Battle of Britain Memorial https://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/ Yes Yes New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent
The D-Day Story https://theddaystory.com Yes Yes Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, UK PO5 3NT
The National Museum Royal Navy https://www.nmrn.org.uk Yes Yes HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
The People’s Mosquito http://www.peoplesmosquito.org.uk Yes Yes
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum https://www.nmrn.org.uk/submarine-museum Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport UK PO12 2AS
The Second world War Research Group https://www.swwresearch.com Yes Yes Virtual
The Secret Spitfires https://www.secretspitfires.com Yes Yes Virtual
The Spitfire Society http://spitfiresociety.org Yes Yes Virtual
The Tank Museum http://www.tankmuseum.org/home Yes Yes Bovington, Dorset
The WW2 Site http://theww2site.com Yes Virtual
Topaz Museum http://www.topazmuseum.org Yes 55 West Main, Delta, UT
United States Naval Undersea Museum https://www.history.navy.mil/ Yes Yes State Route 308, at 1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA
Urville-Langannerie Military Cemetery (the only Polish cemetery in Normandy) D131/D658, 14190Urville-Langannerie, Calvados, France
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/seabee.html Yes Yes 3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100. Port Hueneme, CA
USS Cassin Young https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/usscassinyoung.htm Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston , MA
USS Lexington https://usslexington.com Yes Yes 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas
Utah Beach Museum http://www.utah-beach.com/?lang=en Yes Yes Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, Basse-Normandie, France
War and Peace Revival https://warandpeacerevival.com Yes Yes The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent UK TN12 6PY
War History Online https://www.warhistoryonline.com Yes Yes Virtual
Warbird Photographer https://www.davidstoddartphotography.co.uk Yes Yes Virtual
WarGen (oral histories from those who lived through WWII) http://www.wargen.org Yes Yes Virtual
Witness to War (Interviews with veterans) https://www.witnesstowar.org Yes
Women at War Yes Yes Virtual
World at War https://www.world-at-war.co.uk Yes Yes Virtual
World War 2 Facts http://www.worldwar2facts.org Yes Yes Virtual
World War 2 History Yes Virtual
World War II Database https://ww2db.com Yes Yes Virtual
World War II Depot Yes Virtual
World War II Foundation http://www.wwiifoundation.org Yes Yes Virtual
World War II History Yes Virtual
World War II History (Different from one above) http://wwarii.com Yes Virtual
World War II in the Pacific http://www.ww2pacific.com Virtual
World War II Photos Yes Virtual
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (The USS Arizona memorial) https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm Yes Yes 1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
WW2 History Gal https://bestofww2.blogspot.com Yes Virtual
WW2 Northern Ireland https://wartimeni.com Yes Yes Virtual
WW2 Tweets from 1940 Yes Virtual
WW2 Legacy Keepers Yes Virtual
WW2 Talk http://www.ww2talk.com/index.php Yes Virtual
WW2 Wrecks in Greece http://www.ww2wrecks.com Yes Yes Virtual
WWII Aerial Photos and Maps http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com Virtual
WWII Diary, B-17 https://sites.google.com/site/ww2pilotsdiary/ Yes Virtual
WWII Front Pages Yes Virtual
WWII Nation https://ww2nation.com Yes Yes Virtual
WWII Soldier (1910s – 1940s Reproductions and Props) https://wwiisoldier.com Yes Yes
Yankee Air Museum http://yankeeairmuseum.org Yankee Air Force, Inc., 47884 D St., Belleville, MI
Zoe Hitchcock Yes Virtual

 

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