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Military History

Military & Government Sources

Air Force
Biographical information on Air Force leaders via Air Force Link website.

Air Force History
Provides historical information and analysis to US leaders, as well as the authors who document the Air Force's activities and history.

Army Leadership Biography

Army Center of Military History
Provides official history of the United States Army.

Army Institute of Heraldry
Graphics of Army Emblems, Badges and Medals.

Army Military History Institute
Unit History Bibliographies

Army Retired General Officers
Search via AKO portal

Coast Guard
Search via Coast Guard Website

Coast Guard Historian's Office
U.S. Coast Guard history, bibliography, photographs on artifacts, lighthouses, lightships, cutters & craft and aviation.

Department of Defense
Biographies of Senior Defense Officials

Marine Official Biographies

Marine Corps General Officers and Senior Executives
Access active, retired, and deceased Marine Corps General Officers

Biographies of Senior Navy Leaders and Flag Officers

Historic American Newspapers
As part of the National Digital Newspaper Program by Library of Congress, you can search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

About D-Day Prepared by William M. Hammond in the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Dates in American Naval History
What happened in naval history on a particular date.

Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College
Canadian Defence Foreign Policy Documents

Marine Corps University Archives
Who's Who in Marine Corps History

Naval Historical Center
Includes a museum, art gallery, research library, archives, and aviation news magazine.

State-level Casualty Lists from Korea and Vietnam
Two data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330) that contain records of U.S. military casualties from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

United States of America Korean War Commemoration
About the United States of America's Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and events during the commemoration period which runs from June 25, 2000 through Nov 11, 2003.

Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database
Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia

Commercial Sources
Searchable AAF Combat Chronology, Dictionary and Mililtary Occupation Specialties

Aviation History On-Line Museum
Photo Gallery of Aviation Models, Airmen and Aircraft Engines

Biographical Dictionary
Covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

Search the database from A&E television networks for over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

Biography in Context from Gale
Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
a non-profit institution was founded in the year 2000 by a Viet Nam Veteran.

Congressional Medal of Honor
The nation's highest military award, which is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Armed Services, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of The United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which The United States is not a belligerent party.

Don Mabry's Historical Text Archive
with high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects.

Government Views of D-Day 1944
This site concentrates on online primary government documents/information from the United States, as well as Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.


Military History Online
Civil War Battles

National Personnel Records Center
Source for Military Personnel Records

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Proceedings
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy, an Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800
by Center for History and New Media George Mason University

Spanish American War Centennial Website
  Spanish American War Chronology

World War I Document Archive
Documents Concerning the Great War

World War I: Trenches on the Web
An Internet History of The Great War

World War II Links on the Internet
Collections of World War II documents and hyperlinks on the Internet