Get World War 2 Records

If you are wanting to find out more about  the men and women who participated in World War 2 then you have come to the right place. We specialize in locating World War 2 records which are housed at the U.S. National Archives and which are not available on the internet, Ancestry.com or any other website. Our World War 2 research specialists are on site at the National Archives and we can locate and scan difficult to find World War 2 records for you. We provide access to millions of  World War 2 records housed at the National Archives with a focus on helping you to trace the steps of individual World War 2 veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military. Whether you are hoping to learn more about the service of an individual World War 2 veteran or researching the unit to which your World War 2 veteran was assigned we can help you find the World War 2 records you need!

Original World War 2 records from the National Archives

What makes our World War 2 records research service different than the rest? We offer access to all of the World War 2 records of individual veterans which are held at the National Archives, as well as the World War 2 records for the units to which each World War 2 veteran was assigned. The National Archives maintains millions of World War 2 service and unit  records, and the vast majority of these World War 2 records are not available on the internet. Most of the World War 2 records held at the U.S. National Archives have not yet been digitized and these original, period World War 2 records are only available to view in person at the National Archives facilities located around the United States. Other websites, including Ancestry.com simply  offer access to World War 2 information which is freely available on the internet and they charge you a fee to do this. All you get is very basic information such as the World War 2 veteran's enlistment date and branch of service. What Ancestry.com is not going to tell you is that there are millions and millions of World War 2 maintained at the National Archives which are stuffed full of documents you will not find on the internet covering your World War 2 veteran's entire Wold War 2 service in detail. We offer our clients unparalleled access to all of the World War 2 records held at the U.S. National Archives.

Can't I just get these World War 2 records for free from the National Archives?

No, as a matter of fact these records are not free. The National Archives charges a fee to copy all of the archival World War 2 records in their holdings. In most cases we are actually cheaper and much faster than going through the National Archives to get the exact same records. While it will take the National Archives months just to begin processing your request, we can have your World War 2 records request ready in 1-2 weeks.The National Archives technicians usually fail to include important records like medical files and photos of the veterans when they finally do get around to sending you the poor quality photocopies of your World War 2 records request. By contrast, we can have your World War 2 records request ready in days rather than months and we scan each original World War 2 record for you page by page in high quality, full color.  

What World War 2 records can we access?

We can locate and scan a wide variety of World War 2 records from all branches of the U.S. Military. If you are looking for specific military records from the Second World War chances are that these World War 2 records are available only at one of the National Archive facilities in the United States. Our World War 2 specialists are on site at all major National Archives facilities around the United States and we can provide you with fast and affordable access to any World War 2 records that you need from the National Archives. Scroll down to see the wide variety of World War 2 records that we can access for you. Feel free to view examples of World War 2 records we have gotten for previous clients. Please fill out an order form to request the specific World War 2 records you need for your research.

The process

Our military research specialists are on site at the National Archives and will locate and scan the World War 2 records that you need for your research. When we have your World War 2 records scanned we send an invoice to your email address. You can pay this using a credit/debit card or Paypal if you prefer. Once the invoice is paid the scanned records are sent right to your email address. Fast, simple and convenient.

Navy World War 2 Records

World War 2 records of individual U.S. Navy veterans

During the World War 2 the Navy maintained personnel files for each of its service members. These official World War 2 records are now maintained in folders at the U.S. National Archives where they are preserved in storage for historical purposes. World War 2 Navy records usually include a period photograph of the Navy veteran and about 50 to 150 pages of original World War 2 records covering the veteran's Navy service including ships, stations, duties, battles, medals awarded, and much more. Our research specialists are on site at the National Archives and can scan the entire World War 2 record of your Navy veteran, page by page in full color for you.  One exciting aspect of Navy service records from World War 2 is that these personnel files also include information pertaining to the World War 2 veteran's family situation (including correspondence many times) and civilian occupations prior to joining the Navy during World War 2.  

Pricing for World War 2 records of individual Navy veterans

Navy World War 2 records are between $75 and $100 depending on the size of the personnel file. 

To view examples of World War 2 records of individual Navy veterans click on a file below.  You can order the World War 2 Navy personnel file that you need by filling out the order form below.

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World War 2 Navy After Action 

Reports 

We can help you to access the World War 2 records at the National Archives which will help you to gain a better understanding of the experiences of your individual World War 2 veteran's combat participation.  World War 2 Navy after action reports detail the combat missions undertaken by the ships that individual World War 2 veteran's served aboard, and these World War 2 records provide a fascinating glimpse of the battles that took place at sea during World War 2.  We are on site at the National Archives where the World War 2 records are maintained for your World War 2 Navy veteran's ship. We scan all original World War 2 records in full color  so that you can view the official documents as they appear in their original form at the National Archives. We can have most World War 2 records requests for after action reports ready within a few weeks of receiving your order.

Pricing for World War 2 Navy after action reports

World War 2 Navy after action reports are priced on a case by case basis depending on your research needs. Fill out a request form below to let us know more about your research needs and we will send you a price quote for the World War 2 records based on your specific needs.

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Marine Corps World War 2 

Records

World War 2 records of individual Marine Corps veterans

We provide access to the original World War 2 records of individual World War 2 Marine Corps veterans which are held at the U.S. National Archives. Marine Corps personnel files contain original period World War 2 records which detail the Marine Corps veteran's World War 2 military service. During World War 2 the paperwork generated about your individual Marine Corps veteran was placed in an official personnel folder. These official World War 2 records are now maintained at the National Archives where they are preserved in their original form. Our research specialists are on site at the National Archives and we can scan your Marine Corps veteran's World War 2 records, page by page in full color for you.  Most World War 2 records of Marine Corps veterans contain a period photograph of the World War 2 veteran as well as 50 to 150 pages tracing his steps through the war. Official Marine Corps personnel files usually contain World War 2 records detailing the individual World War 2 veteran's  battles, campaigns, duties, ships, awards, medals commendations, medical data, personal correspondence and much more. 

Pricing for World War 2 Marine Corps service records

Marine Corps World War 2 records are between $75 and $100 depending on the size of the personnel file. 

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World War 2 Marine Corps After

Action Reports

We provide access to the World War 2 records of individual Marine Corps units. Our World War 2 research specialists are on site at the U.S. National Archives where the original World War 2 records for all Marine Corps units are maintained. We scan the original World War 2 Marine Corps after action reports that you need in full color just as they appear in their original form at the National Archives, and we can have most World War 2 records requests ready for you in just weeks. In most cases we are cheaper than actually ordering photocopies the same exact records directly from the National Archives. Whether you need a day's worth of World War 2 after action reports or several years worth of  reports we can help you find the World War 2 records that you need. 

Prices for World War 2 Marine Corps after action reports

Pricing is calculated on a case by case basis depending on your specific needs. Our research specialists are on site at multiple National Archive facilities within the United States giving us unparalleled access to a wide variety of World War 2 records for Marine Corps units which participated in combat during Second World War. Let us put our expertise to work for you so that you can better understand the combat experiences of your World War 2 Marine Corps veteran and his World War 2 Marine Corps unit. Fill out a request form below to request the World War 2 records that you need and we will respond promptly with a price quote for your World War 2 records.

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Coast Guard World War 2 

Records

World War 2 records detailing the military service of individual Coast Guard veterans 

We provide access to the World War 2 records of Coast Guard veterans who served in the war. During World War 2 the Coast Guard maintained personnel files on each of its service members. These official World War 2 records are now maintained at the National Archives where they are stored in folders which contain the original records on your World War 2 Coast Guard veteran. Our World War 2 research specialists are on site at the National Archives and we can locate and scan the World War 2 records of your Coast Guard veteran within about 1-2 weeks. We scan the entire official World War 2 service file, page by page in full color so that you can see the original World War 2 records of your Coast Guard veteran just as they appear in their original form at the National Archives. Most World War 2 personnel files of U.S. Coast Guard veterans are between 50 and 150 pages in length and contain World War 2 records spanning the entire World War 2 military career of the individual Coast Guard veteran. Coast Guard World War 2 records usually include things such as duties, assignments, ships, promotions, awards, citations, commendations, correspondence, period photos and many other World War 2 records. In addition to the purely military material in your Coast Guard veteran's World War 2 record you will often find a great deal of information pertaining to civilian life such as dependency records and other documents which can be useful for genealogical research. 

Pricing for World War 2 records of U.S. Coast Guard veterans

World War 2 personnel files of U.S. Coast Guard veterans are between $75 and $100 depending on the size of the World War 2 record. 

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Army World War 2 Records 

World War 2 records of individual Army veterans

We provide access to World War 2 records of individual Army veterans. During the war the Army maintained personnel folders on individual Army veterans. These World War 2 records were transferred to the National Archives to be stored for historical purposes. Sadly, in 1973 nearly 90 percent of all World War 2 records for individual Army veterans were lost in a devastating fire. Many of these World War 2 records for Army veterans now consist of only a few pages of reconstructed material such as pay vouchers and medical extracts. While many Army personnel World War 2 records were lost in the fire, there are still many personnel records at the National Archives which have pages which survived the fire.  Our research specialists are on site at the National Archives and we can locate your Army veteran's World War 2 records whether they survived the fire or are only fragmentary reconstructed personnel records. The only way to know whether your veteran's World War 2 records survived the fire is to order their World War 2 records.

Prices for World War 2 Army personnel files

World War 2 records of individual veterans are between $30 and $40 plus copies (when applicable). 

View an example of Army World War 2 records which survived the 1973 fire. 

Click on a personnel file to view Army World War 2 records we have scanned for previous clients 

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World War 2 Army After Action 

Reports

We provide access to the World War 2 records of Army units which are housed at the U.S. National Archives. Army after action reports detail the actual combat taking place within the Army unit to which your World War 2 veteran was assigned.  Our research specialists are on site at the National Archives and we scan the original World War 2 records of your veteran's Army unit which are maintained there.  In most cases we are faster and cheaper than ordering the exact same records from the government and we tailor each project to your specific needs so that we can get you the exact World War 2 records that you need for your research. If you want to learn more about the combat experiences of your Army veteran, after action reports are the World War 2 records that will help you to better understand what your veteran experienced in battle. 

Pricing for World War 2 Army after action reports

Pricing for World War 2 records of Army units are priced on a case by case basis. Because the scope of each project will vary based on out clients individual needs we ask that you contact us to tell us a bit more about the World War 2 records you need. Fill out the order form below to request the World War 2 records for your veteran's Army unit and we will respond with a price quote.

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World War 2 morning reports

Morning reports allow us to trace the steps of individual World War 2 veterans. Each Army unit was tasked with maintaining daily morning  reports  about their personnel during the war and these World War 2 records are now maintained at the National Archives on microfiche. Morning reports are vital for understanding the experiences of Army veterans especially since the vast majority of World War 2 records of individual Army veterans were lost in the 1973 fire. Our research specialists are on site at the National Archives where the Army morning reports are maintained and we can have most World War 2 records requests for morning reports completed in just a few days.  World War 2 morning reports can help us to verify medals, wounds received in combat, unit assignments, battle participation and many more important details of the individual World War 2 veteran's service history. For World War 2 Army veterans who were wounded or killed in action the Army morning reports can help us to gain a better understanding of exactly what was going on at the time. 

Prices for World War 2 morning reports

World War 2 morning reports are priced on a case by case basis. Because the scope of each project will vary, we tailor our research to locate the exact World War 2 records which you need for your research. Please fill out the form below telling us more about your research and we will respond promptly with a price quote for locating and copying your World War 2 records. 

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KIA World War 2 records

Access to KIA World War 2 records from the National Archives

We can help you find World War 2 records of veterans who were killed in action during the Second World War. Because the vast majority of World War 2 records of individual veterans were lost in the 1973 fire it can be frustrating to find out what happened to veterans who were killed in action during the war. In most cases the National Archives will tell you that there is nothing that can be done once you learn that your veteran's World War 2 records were lost in the 1973 fire. Luckily, here at Golden Arrow Research we have devised a process for using alternate World War 2 records to reconstruct details about what happened to your KIA World War 2 veteran- even if their personnel file was lost in the fire. Our researchers are on site at the National Archives where these World War 2 records are maintained and can have most World War 2 records requests ready within 1-2 weeks. The archived World War 2 records we use in our reconstrcution service connot be located on the internet. They can only be accessed in person at the National Archives. What we offer is a three pronged process which includes a search for personnel records which may have survived the fire, a search for medical records indicating a cause of death, and an investigation of the unit morning reports on the date the World War 2 veteran was killed. The morning reports search can often show us the location where the veteran was killed, what was going on, and the duty the veteran was carrying out among other interesting pieces of information. Our search of the World War 2 records pertaining to your veteran's combat death can often yield much more information than Army provided to the family at the time your World War 2 veteran was killed.

Prices for researching KIA World War 2 records

We charge $125 plus copies to research KIA World War 2 records This includes a search for service/auxiliary records which survived the fire, a search for medical records showing how the veteran died, and an investigation of the unit morning reports on the date the veteran was killed. The morning reports can show us where the veteran was killed, his duty, and what was going on at the company/battery/squadron level among other details. Our research specialists are on site, in person at the National Archives where the World War 2 records on your KIA veteran are held and we can have your World War 2 records request ready in just days. 

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Air Corps World War 2 records 


We offer access to the World War 2 records of individual World War 2 Air Corps veterans and the units in which they served. We tailor our research to your specific needs depending on exacly which Air Corps World War 2 records you need. Whether you are researching the World War 2 records of an enlisted Air Corps veteran or an officer pilot we can help you to uncover fascinating World War 2 records about your veteran's miltary service. Available World War 2 records for Air Corps veterans include: service records, auxiliary reconstructed records, award cards (showing medals the veteran was awarded), individual flight records for pilots, missing air crew reports, morning reports, muster rolls and much more. Our researchers are on site at the National Archives and have access to a great many records which cannot be found on the internet. Let us put our expertise to work for you so that we can help you locate the World War 2 records that you need to better undertsand the service of your Air Corps veteran.

Pricing for Air Corps World War 2 records

Air Corps World War records are priced on a case by case basis depending on your specific needs. Please fill out a request form below describing your research and we will respond promptly with a price quote for the World War 2 records that you need for your research.

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