"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
~Click on the above link to view new data posted on this site.
The WWII Special Project IAGenWeb pages are maintained by Coordinator, Linda Ziemann
Our goal for this website is to provide records about Iowans who served during the WWII years 1939-1945, thereby assisting family and historical researchers in their quest to learn about, and pay tribute to, WWII service men and women. These records may consist of public biographies, military records, documented events, company histories, awards, newspaper accounts of battles and those who served (soldiers, aviators and seamen.)
“Thanks to all who served during the WWII Years, 1939-1945. Because you sacrificed, our country is FREE today.”
ServiceMEN County Index
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Search Suggestions--Use the above search engine IF you know the name of the surname of the service person you are seeking. Because of the large amount of surnames on this website, the suggestion for using the specific County Indexes is most advisable. If you know the county that the serviceman hailed from - consider using the side panel county links on this main page. The side county links have surname alphabetical indexes for the men.
This editorial cartoon was on the front page of the Lamoni Chronicle...Thursday, December 20, 1941 -
|Battleships||Railway Service Canteens|
|Bios / Interviews||Dogs for Defense||Service Flags -- Blue Star|
|Camp Dodge, Iowa||FDR Tribute *** Honor Guard at Funeral of FDR||Victory Gardens|
|Casualties-Civilian War Correspondents||Maps||WWII Quiz|
|Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent, FRANK MILES -- Read his news coverage mentioning those serving from IOWA.|
|Iowa Volunteers on the Home Front & Abroad -- includes RED CROSS STAFF|
|Letters Written by Iowa Service Men & Women -- Quite detailed -- somehow got passed the Censors.|
|Medal of Honor Recipients from Iowa|
|POWs (Index to POW serviceMEN & WOMEN surnames & links to their pages)|
|MIA/POW -- Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany--Liberation 1945|
|National Guard State of Iowa - 1938 Yearbook (ING history, photos of Units across Iowa...most recent just prior to WWII)|
|National Guard State of Iowa -- 1941 Company Rosters Co. E, 133rd Inf. Webster City|
|National Guard State of Iowa -- 1945 Company F - Iowa State Guard|
|Roll of Honor Iowa County & Communities-- Tribute to those who served|
Surnames: County INDEX of SERVICE MEN per county--includes photos, news items, family data, bios, obits, etc.
**Don't Miss the Individual Story Pages for these ServiceMen--County Links on this page, both SIDE COLUMNS**
Surnames: County INDEX of SERVICE WOMEN includes photos, news items, family data, obits, etc.
Alpha Surname WOMEN Index below:
|D-Day Prayer - June 6, 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Invasion Prayer for Allied Troops.|
|Christmas Prayer - 1944 by Lt. Gen. G.S. Patton Jr, Commanding, Third United States Army|
|Thanksgiving Proclamation - 1945 by President Harry S. Truman|
|War Dead from Iowa Total, 7,213: Two Times World War I|
|WWII Dead Returned Home to Iowa -- later identified & returned home for burial|
|State Summary of WWII Casualties, for Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard Personnel from Iowa--National Archives Catalog|
|"GI Joe & Lillie" -- The Oak Ridge Boys|
|National WWII Memorial|
|North Platte Canteen|
|USS Arizona Memorial - Interment Aboard the USS Arizona|
|Thanks also to everyone who is contributing to this website. Please keep your stories & photos coming! Please consider adding additional photos & data to any existing page/s you find on this website for your family WWII Iowa veteran.
Don't miss the Tribute to Contributors page link.
ServiceMEN County Index (cont'd)
Space for Iowa in WWII Special Project is provided by IAGenWeb.
This website was launched befittingly on the 71st Anniv. of the United States involvement in WWII, 12/7/2012.
Seventy-one years ago, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, brought the U.S. into World War II. In his address asking Congress for a declaration of war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, a date that "will live in infamy."
~Iowa in WWII logo & the footer Stars image & the State specific logos designed exclusively for IAGenWeb by Sharon R. Becker, Assistant Coordinator for this website~Dec 2012.
Iowa in WWII Special Project contents have been willed to IAGenWeb.