Nebraskans in World War II
World War II Honor List of Dead and
Missing, State of Nebraska
Nebraska State Summary of Naval War Casualties, 1946 (part of MARDOS Memorial Library of Pam Rietsch)
Lists of Nebraska casualties & wounded as published in the Columbus Telegram, posted on the Platte County website of Sherri Brakenhoff.
Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Nebraska State Summary of War Casualties for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel.
Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel
Visit the hospitable North Platte Canteen (Nebraska) where millions of servicemen were served during WW II.
"What did you do in the War?" page of resource material on website of Nebraska State Historical Society.
Naval Depot. For those that don't know, the US Navy
had an installation in Hastings, Nebraska where they stored ammunition in
bunkers. The theory was that having the bunkers in the middle of the US meant
that they were safe from any possible bomb attacks. You can still see
the bunkers along the highway east of town, and some of the old housing units
are being used by the Good Samaritan Retirement Village. Most of them are
being replaced by new housing now.
242nd Field Artillery Battalion US Army - page provided by Ed Walsh, includes many NE men - complete roster by battery, with home town given for each serviceman.
Many units are developing websites - Use the major search engines to seek info. Here's an example: USAF - 801st/492nd Bomb Group If you find a website that includes a number of Nebraskans, please let us know!
POW camps in Nebraska
Information By County
Cedar County Social News page includes stories related to WW II (See: 1942, 1943, 1944)
Colfax County John Machacek tells about "Green Hell" of Guadalcanal. From --"The Schuyler Sun," Thursday, May 27, 1943 Submitted by Elizabeth Sebranek to Colfax County NEGenWeb
Gage County Casualties of WW II (US Navy, Marine & Coast Guard) by Lori Laird.
Knox County War Casualties
Nuckolls County Service Record WW II, Nelson and Community
Saunders County Military page
Seward County 134th Nebraska National Guard - Company M Men of Seward and adjacent area from the Seward County webpage by Jeanne Walsh. Historical Note: the 134th Nat'l Guard had 180% turn over rate during WW II, due to casualties.
The History of World War II includes list of battles by date and other interesting information.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Military - World War II
HyperWar World War II on the World Wide Web
WWII Timeline America at War
World War II Advocacy & Intelligence Index for POW-MIAs, Inc.,
NARA World War II Records
Peter C. Millen, born on Nov 20,1924. Joined the Navy on Dec 16,1941. Peter was assigned to the destroyer USS Jarvis DD-393 in Feb 1942. He was KIA on Aug 9,1942 in the Pacific/Solomon Island area. His rank was S/2c.
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