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. The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Page last updated March 25, 2019

Site Web URL Facebook Twitter Location
100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum Yes Yes 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Common Rd, Dickleburgh, Diss, UK, IP21 4PH
345th Bomb Group Yes
95th Bomb Group Archives Virtual
Air Force Historical Research Agency Yes Yes AFHRA, 600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell AFB, AL, 36112-6424
Airborne Museum Hartenstein Yes Yes Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek
Airborne Reenactors Yes Yes
American Air Museum in Britain IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK CB22 4QR
American Airpower Museum Yes 1230 New Hwy- Hangar 3, Farmingdale, New York
American Undersea Warfare Center Yes Yes American Undersea Warfare Center, 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, Texas
Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum Yes Vigor Shipyard on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon
Ar Gunner Magazine < Yes Yes Virtual
Army Heritage Center Foundation Yes Yes 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Army Museums Yes Yes Virtual
Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery (Graves from Operation Market Garden) Van Limburg Stirumweg 6861 WL Oosterbeek Netherlands
Ashworth Barracks Museum Yes Cedar Road, Doncaster, SOUTH YORKSHIRE DN4 9EY
Australia @ War Virtual
Band of Brothers 101st Yes Virtual
Base Borden Military Museum 27 Ram St., Borden, Ontario, Canada L0M 1C0
Bastogne War Museum Yes Colline du Mardasson, 5 – 6600 Bastogne (Belgium)
Battle Honours (battlefield tours) Yes Yes Virtual
Battle of Britain Bunker Yes Yes Wren Avenue, Hillington, UK UB9 OBE
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Yes Yes RAF BBMF Visitors Centre, Dogdyke Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Battlebox Yes Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Battlefield Design Yes Yes The Oaks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 5WP
Battleship Texas State Historic Site 3523 Independence, Parkway South, LaPorte, TX
Bentley Priory Museum Yes Yes Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, London, United Kingdom HA7 3HT
Bletchley Park Yes Yes The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Brest Hero-Fortress Belarus, 224018, Brest, 60 GOBK st., Memorial Complex
Britain at War Yes Yes Virtual
British Empire at War Yes Virtual
Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road , Coton CB23 7PH, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Yes Yes 9280 Airport, Road, Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0
Christian Belena Yes Virtual
Churchill War Rooms Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, England SW1A 2AQ
Classic Warbirsds Yes Yes Virtual
Cobbaton Combat Collection Yes Cobbaton, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, UK EX37 9RZ
Combined Military Services Museum Yes Yes Station Road, Maldon, Essex
Commemorative Air Force Yes Yes Dallas, Texas, though there are many other locations
D-Day Center Yes Yes Virtual
D-Day Conneaut (largest annual WWII reenactment in the US) Yes Yes
D-Day Experience Yes 2 Village de l’Amont, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont, France
D-Day Overlord Yes Yes Virtual
de Havilland Aircraft Museum Yes Yes de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster Yes Yes Hans-Krüger-Straße 33, Munster, Niedersachsen, Germany 29633
Digger History ( Unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services) Virtual
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum Yes Former Control Tower Tinwald Downs Road Heathhall Industiral Estate, Dumfries DG1 3PH, Scotland
Dunkirk War Museum (Memorial du Souvenir) Courtines du Bastion 32, Rue des Chantiers de France, 59140, Dunkerque
Dutch Navy Museum Yes Yes Hoofdgracht 3 (6,530.77 mi), Den Helder, Netherlands 1781 AA
Faces of Auschwitz Yes Virtual
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum Yes 2450 540th St, Granite Falls, MN
Fallingbostel Military Museum e. V. Yes Konrad Zuse Str. Queens Avenue Speicher 3. 29683 Bad Fallingbostel-Oerbke
First Division Museum Yes Yes 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Flight Nurses Association Virtual
Florida During World War II (Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services) Virtual
Florida World War II Heritage Trail Virtual
Florida’s World War II Memorial (a permanent display at the Museum of Florida History) Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL
Flugmuseum Messerschmitt Yes Rechliner Str., Manching, Germany 85077
Fold 3 (for profit providing convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served) Virtual
Heroes of the Second World War (Filmed interviews of WWII Combat Veterans) Virtual
Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley Yes Fort Riley, Kansas, USA
History HIT.TV (paid on-line history channel) Yes Yes Virtual
History of Tanks Yes Virtual
Home Front Museum Yes Yes New Street, Llandudno, UK
Hurricane Heritage Yes Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
I Love WWII Planes Yes Virtual
Imperial war Museums Yes London, Duxford & Manchester, UK
International Bomber Command Centre Yes Yes International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill, Lincoln UK, LN4 2HQ, 01522 514755
International Historical Research Associates Yes Yes Virtual
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 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) Yes Virtual
Jonathan Ware (Military Historian) Yes Yes Virtual
Kent Battle of Britain Museum 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 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) 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) Yes Yes Sunway House, Rotherham S60 2XR
Liberation Route Europe Yes Yes Lucasbolwerk 10, Utrecht 6661 EK
Lone Star WW2 Living History Crew Yes
Louisiana Maneuvers Military Museum Camp Beauregard, 623 G Street, Pineville, La USA
Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks Jackson Barracks, Area C, 4209 Chenault Blvd. New Orleans, La 70117 USA
MacArthur Museum Brisbane Yes Yes Level Eight MacArthur Chambers, 201 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Manchester Military History Society Yes Yes East Manchester History and Gaming Centre, Knivton Street, Hyde, Tameside, United Kingdom SK14 2PU
Manzanar National Historic Site Yes Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Highway 395, Independence, CA
Memorial Pegasus Avenue Major John Howard
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre Yes Yes The Visitor Centre, Westmoor Farm, Martin moor, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3WF
Midway Village Museum Yes Yes 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford IL
Military History Now Yes Yes Virtual
Military Stuff Yes Yes Virtual
Military Tour (original and reproduction products from WW1 and WW2) Yes Yes 210 Dufferin Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2W 2X5
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Severyns Ave., Building 126, Moffett Field, CA
Museum of the American GI Yes 19124 TX-6 S, College Station, Texas
Museum of the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno on Ner Chełmno 59A, 62-660 Dąbie
Museum of the Great Patriotic War Yes Yes 10 Brothers Fonchenko St, Moscow, Russian Federation, 121170
Museumships Yes Yes
Musée de Blindes Saumur (Saumur Armored Museum) Yes 1043 Route de Fontevraud, Saumur, France 49400
Musée du Débarquement Yes Yes Place du Six Juin, Arromanches-Les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, France
Musée Dunkerque 1940 Courtines du Bastion 32, rue des Chantiers de France, 59140 Dunkerque, France
Museo storico dello sbarco in Sicilia (Museum of the Landing in Sicily) Yes Yes
Muzeum II Wojny Światowej (The Museum of Secn World War) MUZEUM II WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ W GDAŃSKU, pl. W. Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk
My Aviation World Yes Virtual
National Churchill Museum Yes Yes Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, Missouri USA
National Archives : World War II Records Virtual
National Museum of the US Air Force Yes Yes 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 (near Dayton)
National Army Museum Yes Yes London, England
National D-Day Memorial Yes Yes 3 OVERLORD CIRCLE, BEDFORD, VA
National Memorial Fort Breendonk (WWII SS prison) Brandstraat 57, 2830 Willebroek, Belgium
National Museum of the Pacific War Yes Yes 340 E Main St (73.23 mi), Fredericksburg, Texas
National Museum of World War II Aviation 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
National Naval Aviation Museum Yes Yes National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, FL
National World War II Museum Yes Yes New Orleans, Louisiana
Naval History and Heritage Command Yes Yes Washington Navy Yard, 1022 O Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Navy SEAL Museum Yes Yes 3300 N. Hwy. A1A, North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 USA
Navy Wings Yes Yes Virtual
Nordgruppe Association (German reenactment group) Yes Virtual
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Yes Yes The Street, Bungay, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Normandy Post Yes Yes Virtual
Normandy War Guide Yes Yes Virtual
Operation Market Garden Yes Yes Virtual
Operation WALBEA (Archaeological look at the US Air Force in East Anglica) Yes Yes
Overlord Museum – Colleville-sur-Mer 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 Yes Yes Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii
Pacific Paratrooper Virtual
Pacific Victory Roll Yes Yes Virtual
Pacific Wrecks Yes Yes Virtual
Panssarimuseo (The Paraola Armour Museum) Yes Hattulantie 334,13720 PAROLA, Finland
Pen & Sword Books (Publishers of historical books including WWII) Yes Yes
Plaine au bois Museum (Wormnhoudt massacre site and museum) 9 Place Bergerot 59470 Esquelbecq France
Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau Yes Yes Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 16, Oświęcim, Poland
Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum Historisch-Technisches Museum Peenemünde GmbH, Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot Episodes Podcast Yes Virtual
Pima Air & Space Museum Yes 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85756 USA
Plane Hunters Yes Yes Virtual
Polish Aviation Museum Cracow 31-864 Kraków, al. Jana Pawła II 39, Poland
Puget Sound Navy Museum Yes Yes 251 1st St, Bremerton, Washington 98337, USA
Pritzker Military Museum & Library Yes Yes 104 S Michigan Ave, Fl 2nd, Chicago, Illinois 60603
RAF Museum Yes Yes RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way,London, NW9 5LL AND RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
RG Poulussen Yes Virtual
Ron Eisele Yes Virtual
Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center 100 South Railroad Street, McGehee, AR
Royal Engineers Museum Yes Yes Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UR
Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History Yes Yes Royal Army and Military History Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Sally B. McGlone Yes Virtual
Sarah Sundin (author of WWII era novels, articles) Yes Yes Virtual
Second World War Yes Virtual
Second World War Club Yes Virtual
Shuttleworth Yes Yes Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Yes Yes South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB
Spirit of 45 Yes 55 Broad Street, Lower Level/Digital Clubhouse Network, New York, New York
STAFFRIDE (provisioners of serious Battlefield Study for the military) Virtual
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum 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),
Texas Flying Legends Museum Yes
Texas Military Forces Museum Yes Austin, Texas
The 9th Parachute Battaliion Yes Yes Virtual
The Battle of Britain Memorial Yes Yes New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, KentThe Battlefield Explorer (Battlefield tours)
The D-Day Story Yes Yes Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, UK PO5 3NT
The International Museum of World War II Yes Yes 8 Mercer Rd, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
The Letters Project (transcriptions of letters from WWII and Korea) Virtual
The National Museum Royal Navy Yes Yes HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
The New Royal Marines Museum
The People’s Mosquito Yes Yes
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport UK PO12 2AS
The Royal Tank Museum Yes Yes
The Second world War Research Group Yes Yes Virtual
The Secret Spitfires Yes Yes Virtual
The Spitfire Society Yes Yes Virtual
The Tank Museum Yes Yes Bovington, Dorset
The WW2 Site Yes Virtual
Topaz Museum Yes 55 West Main, Delta, UT
Unarmoured (WWII t-shirt store) Yes Virtual
United States Naval Undersea Museum 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. Army Museum of Hawai’i 2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum Yes Yes 3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100. Port Hueneme, CA
USS Cassin Young Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston , MA
USS Kidd Veterans Museum Yes Yes 305 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA USA 70802
USS Lexington Yes Yes 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas
USS Orleck Naval Museum (built during WWII, but did not see action) Yes 604 N Enterprise BLVD Lake Charles, Louisiana USA 70601
Utah Beach Museum Yes Yes Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, Basse-Normandie, France
Vintage Aviation Museum Yes
War and Peace Revival Yes Yes The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent UK TN12 6PY
War History Online Yes Yes Virtual
Warbird Photographer Yes Yes Virtual
WarGen (oral histories from those who lived through WWII) Yes Yes Virtual
Witness to War (Interviews with veterans) Yes
Women at War Yes Yes Virtual
World at War Yes Yes Virtual
World War 2 Facts Yes Yes Virtual
World War 2 History Yes Virtual
World War II Archives Yes Virtual
World War II Database Yes Yes Virtual
World War II Depot Yes Virtual
World War II Foundation Yes Yes Virtual
World War II History Yes Virtual
World War II History (Different from one above) Yes Virtual
World War II in the Pacific Virtual
World War II Photos Yes Virtual
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (The USS Arizona memorial) Yes Yes 1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
WW2 History Gal Yes Virtual
WW2 Northern Ireland Yes Yes Virtual
WW2 Tweets from 1940 Yes Virtual
WW2 Legacy Keepers Yes Virtual
WW2 Talk Yes Virtual
WW2 Wrecks in Greece Yes Yes Virtual
WWII Aerial Photos and Maps Virtual
WWII Diary, B-17 Yes Virtual
WWII Front Pages Yes Virtual
WWII Nation Yes Yes Virtual
WWII Soldier (1910s – 1940s Reproductions and Props) Yes Yes
Yankee Air Museum Yankee Air Force, Inc., 47884 D St., Belleville, MI
Zoe Hitchcock Yes Virtual



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