Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by McCabe, Nov 17, 2014.
Go here for more information.
And some of their WWII records are always free. It's one of my favorite websites.
This May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day in 1945. If you have family members who served in World War II, or are just interested in the time period, take a look at Fold3's World War II Collection, which you can access for free from May 1st to 15th.
The WWII Collection, currently with over 72 million records, has a diverse array of resources to mine, whether you're interested in historical aspects of the war or are searching for specific individuals who fought in it. A few of the most popular titles in this collection are
Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII
WWII US Air Force Photos
WWII “Old Man’s Draft” Registration Cards
WWII War Diaries
If it's been a while since you've taken a look at our WWII Collection, you might be unfamiliar with its new and updated titles, which include
Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
WWII Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files
307th Bomb Group Records
497th Bomb Group Records
Ardelia Hall Collection: Munich Property Cards
If you're interested in learning more about VE Day, simply search for "VE Day" on Fold3 to find thousands of matches. Some interesting VE Day finds in the World War II collection include
A photo of US airmen in England attending a VE Day ceremony
A photo of US soldiers at the front lines on Okinawa listening to news of Germany’s surrender by radio
An account of how US Atlantic Fleet Bombing Squadron 127 celebrated VE day
An account of Allied servicemen participating in VE Day celebrations in Bermuda
The VE Day issue of the newspaper of the XIII Air Force Service Command Asiatic Press
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In both of the Fold3 links you've provided, it says WWII record access is free through May 15th? Am I missing something?
First link/post was from last year. Second post is current - WW2 available through May 15
My mistake, I'll blame it on old age. Thanks for the clarification.
Just read Fold3 records will be free this coming weekend, Fri to Mon.