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Free Access to the World War II Collection

WWII Documents
Do you have family members who served in World War II? If so, come explore Fold3’s World War II Collection, which will be accessible for free May 1–15 in honor of the anniversary of the victory in Europe (VE Day) on May 8, 1945. This collection has a diverse array of resources to mine (spanning more than 90 million records), whether you’re interested in historical aspects of the war or are searching for specific individuals who fought in it.

Look for your family heroes in Fold3’s vast collection of WWII documents, records, and images, including Army registers, Navy cruise books, Navy muster rolls, casualty lists, Army enlistment records, and draft registration cards—just to name a few.

You can also explore records that provide historical context, such as Navy war diaries, submarine patrol reports, naval press clippings, JAG case files, European Theater Army records, photos, and beyond. Also included are the extensive Holocaust Collection and the interactive USS Arizona Memorial.

Some of the popular titles in our World War II Collection include:

And a few of our new and updated titles for this collection include:

Get started exploring the World War II Collection here. You can also create or expand a Memorial Page for a veteran in your family on Fold3’s Honor Wall. The Honor Wall is a great way to commemorate your veteran relatives and ancestors and share their stories with family and friends.


  1. Thanks for the WW11 records on Fold3. It helps, but would like to see more records with the enlisted men and their tour of duties in the Pacific.

  2. I’m trying to find the military record of my uncle, Jessie Clyde Seymour, born May 25, 1906 d. November 28, 1974. He enlisted at Maynardville,TN. I would appreciate any information. He was a Pvt. stationed at Battle Creek, MI. He received a medical discharge because of stomach ulcers. The TN veterans office said they have no information, but he has a Veteran’s Marker and I have a picture of him in his uniform.

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