from "William Donnelly" <email@example.com>
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has compiled a database of service members still unaccounted for following World War II. The database contains nearly 78,000 names and is available online
Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/WWII_MIA/INDEX.HTM
A press release about the database is available here: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=10965
For more online WWII databases see:
Online World War II Indexes, Records and Databases http://www.militaryindexes.com/worldwartwo/
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Good luck with your searches.
Sherri Hall [firstname.lastname@example.org]
New file loaded to the Special Collections Project of the USGenWeb Archives.
This is the list of personnel of the USS Bosque, a WWII cargo ship. The
file is at
The Nationwide Gravesite Locator website came to me on one of my other mail lists. Some of you may already know about this website and have used it while others may not. There are 925 Sellers , 128 Sellars, 5 Cellars, 4 Cellers and 30 Zellars included. Those are the only spelling variations I checked - I used only the simple search option, too.
If you type in the surname you are researching, it will bring up all the individuals that are in the database. Lots of luck.
James Wayne Sellers, sinking of DD Strong, WWII
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James was on board the Destroyer Strong (DD-467) on 5 July 1943 when it was
sunk in the Kula gulf, Solomons. For more info, visit- http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/dd467/
Additional information in searching WWII U.S. Army service records is available from the National Archives.
Go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website to The Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
This is a very extensive but difficult-to-use online database with tremendous genealogical value. One database in particular is the (File Unit Title:) Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 for ENLISTMENT Records and RESERVE CORPS Records
As an example:
1) Click on this link or enter it completely into your Web browser address field
2) In the ENTER VALUES box for the NAME, enter a searchable last name such as SELLERS
3) Click the SEARCH button
You should get 1,463 records for WWII U.S. Army enlistees with a name SELLERS. Go back to the database entry form to refine your search criteria but be careful to read the directions because most fields require codes instead of common abbreviations, such as 52 for KY in Residence State. Also, once you get a list dont forget to select a record (check the box on the far left column) and click the Show Selected Record button on the bottom. This will result in pulling detailed information on each service member viewed including full name, date and location of entering service, civilian occupation, age, place of birth, Army serial number and others valued data.
There are more AAD databases available from NARA at http://www.archives.gov/aad/