How do I find someone who served in WW2?
Contact organizations like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, or American Ex-Prisoners of War to ask for a vetera’s application, or to find people who might have known your veteran. VFW applications include a copy of the discharge papers form DD-214.
Where can I find German WW2 service records?
The National Archives and Records Administration in the United States has a collection of records for the German military. See Record Group 242, titled “Collection of Foreign Records Seized” for more details. Additionally, prisoner of war records of German servicemen also can be located at the National Archives.
Where can I find WW2 POW records?
Records of prisoners of war (POWs) were compiled by each country and are now held centrally by the Archives Division and Research Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Switzerland. Because of their personal nature, these records are not available to the general public.
How do I find a prisoner of war?
The National Archives has an online searchable database. This series, part of Record Group 389, has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. civilians and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees.
How do I find my grandfather’s ww2 records?
You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
- Write a letter to the NPRC.
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
How do I get German POW records?
Contact the International Tracing Service (ITS) at Bad Arolsen if you are searching for people in concentration camps. Contact the German Federal Archives (for German PoWs) and Ministero della Difesa (for Italian PoWs).
How many POW camps were there in Germany during ww2?
During World War II, the Germans held American POWs in a system of nearly 100 camps spread throughout German-occupied territory.
Who were the prisoners of war in ww2?
More than 170,000 British prisoners of war (POWs) were taken by German and Italian forces during the Second World War. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW camps stretching from Nazi-occupied Poland to Italy.
How can I find out where my grandfather served in ww2 UK?
Search the daily British Army casualty lists (WO 417) on Findmypast.co.uk (charges apply). These cover British Army officers, other ranks and nurses. They state the individuals’ rank, service number, date of becoming a casualty and type of casualty.
Where can I find German prisoner of war records?
Additionally, prisoner of war records of German servicemen also can be located at the National Archives. Here are just a few: Prisoner of War Rosters, 1942–1947, National Archives NAID 849166.
How many German prisoners were in the US during WW2?
In all, 425,000 German prisoners lived in 700 camps throughout the United States during World War II. Hostilities ended six months after the United States saw its first action in World War I, and only a relatively small number of German prisoners of war reached the U.S.
What is the World War II prisoners of war data file?
One of the important World War II records collections is the World War II Prisoners of War Data File, which is a detailed list of the Allied civilians and American soldiers and military officers who were internees or prisoners of war.
What was the Wehrmacht’s prisoner-of-War Information Service?
In addition to providing information about foreign prisoners-of-war its main tasks were the registration of German Wehrmacht casualties (wounds, illness, deaths, MIAs), the processing of these cases including personal status control and official grave service.