Remembering Pensacola's Part in World War II
Collected by John Appleyard and Prepared by the Students of Old Hometown, Escambia County School District
- America's Legacy of Great Courage 1929-1945: 12 Years of Depression Followed by 4 years of A World War
by Del Duckworth, Lieutenant Army Air Force, WWII
- Greetings From the President: A Memoir of WWII
by Frank T. DeAngelo
- Wally's War 1942-1947
by Glen H. Wallace
(Adobe Reader required) Read Wally's War
- Through a Child's Eyes: Five Years Under the Swastika
by Frits Forrer
- National Museum of Naval Aviation
Located at Pensacola Naval Air Station, over 150 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation illustrate naval avaition history in this hands-on museum.
- Barrancas National Cemetery
- Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of soldiers who fought and died in defense of America during World War II.
- Fort Hunt
Now a recreation area, Fort Hunt park was the site of a POW camp and top secret military installation during World War II.
- National D-Day Memorial
The National D-Day Memorial honors the soldiers who landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944, including those from tiny Bedford, Virginia, which lost more soldiers (19) in proportion to its population (3,200) than any other community in the nation.
- National World War II Memorial
The official website of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. includes information about the memorial and resources for World War II soldiers and their families.
- National World War II Memorial (National Park Service site)
The National Park Service’s website for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. provides information about visiting the memorial.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
- United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
The United States Marine Corps Memorial honors Marines who have given their lives in defense of America and commemorates the famous flag raising which marked the 1945 liberation of Iwo Jima.
- The American Legion
This community-service, war-time veterans organization includes around 3 million members — men and women — in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide, organized into 55 departments. Locate your local American Legion post
- American Veterans Center
A non-profit organization affiliated with the World War II Veterans Committee project. The committee supports a wide range of programs, publications and activities to preserve the World War II generation’s legacy for current and future generations.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
The organization’s mission is to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans’ service, community service, national security and a strong national defense. Locate your local VFW post
- Veterans History Project
This national volunteer effort is focused on preserving veterans’ war stories. The Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans and U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts.
- Institute on World War II and the Home Experience Link Collection From Florida State University