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                    Music

                    7 visitors recommend:
                    Frances (Langford) Evinrude
                    Source: WikiTree
                    Frances Evinrude is known as the "Sweetheart of World War II." Her trademark song, "I'm in the Mood for Love," captivated soldiers during the 1940s. Here is her story.
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                    Exploration

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                    Frank Buck
                    Source: WikiTree
                    Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck was considered a real American action-hero, a true icon of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Here is life story on WikiTree, the worldwide family tree.
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                    War

                    22 visitors recommend:
                    Buck's War
                    Source: Brener Family
                    State: WI
                    The story and a nice collection of photos documenting the wartime experiences of one Wisconsin boy who fought in Europe with the 8th Infantry Division.
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                    11 visitors recommend:
                    Awakening the Past: The stories of my grandfathers' lives during and after WWII
                    Source: Kyle Parker
                    State: IN
                    Originally created as a senior thesis at Ball State University. A very comprehensive collection of stories, photos and documents related to two individuals from Indiana.
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                    Air Forces, Military Aviation

                    39 visitors recommend:
                    A Fighter Pilot's Story
                    Source: Captain Quentin Aanenson
                    "It was 1944. I was 22 years old. And I was a combat fighter pilot in World War II ... " This is the home page of the man documented in the PBS film "A Fighter Pilots Story." Includes his story and a few others.
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                    9 visitors recommend:
                    Art Kramer's WWII B-26 web site
                    Source: Arthur Kramer
                    A great collection of personal pictures and stories.
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                    Army, Infantry Battles

                    20 visitors recommend:
                    Dad's Tour of Duty: 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division
                    Source: Depworld.com
                    E-mail: webmaster@depworld.com
                    Personal photos, notes, and history from the son of a soldier in the 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division during WWII.
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                    Marines

                    22 visitors recommend:
                    4th Marine Division 24th Regiment in WWII
                    Source: Mitch Perry
                    Describes the battles of the 4th Marine Division on Roi-Namur, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. Personal accounts of these battles and photos of people of "A" company.
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                    14 visitors recommend:
                    The War Dog Platoons
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: William W. Putney
                    The leader of a Marine Corps War Dog Platoon at Guam recounts his stories of the World War II contributions of Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and other dogs -- as well as what happened to the dogs after the war. (2001)
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                    9 visitors recommend:
                    The Marines on Guadalcanal, in their own words
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell, editor
                    Marine Corps veterans from the bloody fight for Guadalcanal tell their personal stories.
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                    Prisoners of War

                    4 visitors recommend:
                    Deliverance It has Come: WWII POW Diary 1942-1945
                    Source: John S. Beaber
                    E-mail: tchers2@earthlink.net
                    Herman K. Beaber, a missionary, wrote a WWII POW Diary. This is a story of his fight to stay alive in a Japanese internment camp
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