The National WWII Museum's vault houses nearly 250,000 artifacts. While many items in the collection are on exhibit, the majority of artifacts are kept safely in storage to be used for research and future exhibitions, or are undergoing restoration. The Museum has a large collection of wartime memoirs, as well as a growing collection of more than 9,000 personal accounts conducted with veterans from all branches and who served on all fronts.
The Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum offers an opportunity to browse select Oral History and Photograph collections and license images and videos for a wide variety of uses.
From the Collection on National Pet Day
We feature some loyal companions, adopted friends, and loved animals by WWII servicemen and women in honor of National Pet Day.
Mouton Rothschild and the 1945 "Victory Vintage"
1945 was a turning point for the famous winery of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and the creation of unique tradition: Artists creating wine labels.
From the Collection on National Beer Day
Take a look at some beer-related items from the Museum.
Peleliu to Okinawa, Robert C. Lyman's Legacy of Valor
How one Marine's final heroic act on Peleliu led to another on Okinawa.
American Red Cross Braille and Arts and Skills Corps
Mildred V. Payne and Dorothy Seder were just two of the 7.5 million individuals who volunteered with the American Red Cross during World War II.
Dunbar High School: Class of '43
Principal Frederic MacFarlane speaks about the importance of an education for his students and also of the many challenges for African Americans that lay ahead.
Museum Acquires Item Related to the First African American Unit in Normandy
Museum adds rare barrage balloon equipment to Collection.
Love Ray and Daddy: The Toohey Family Letter Collection
One family's WWII story as told through correspondence written to a young wife and mother.
Mail Call: Wendell Wiley Wolfenbarger, January 4-18, 1945
In 1944 and 1945, postal worker turned soldier Wendell Wiley Wolfenbarger wrote his wife Ruby and children frequent letters. Sometimes they were postcards, sometimes V-mails, and others were written "sitting on a box by a wood fire, outside of course, writing on my knee."
Equipment Ace: Ed Sabo's Helmet
A look at Private First Class Ed Sabo's wartime experiences, plus a curious case of a possibly misidentified helmet.
Mail Call: Wendell Wiley Wolfenbarger, January 1, 1945
In 1944 and 1945, postal worker turned soldier, Wendell Wiley Wolfenbarger, wrote his wife Ruby and children frequent letters. Sometimes they were postcards, sometimes V-mails, and others were written "sitting on a box by a wood fire, outside of course, writing on my knee."
Tiger Football at War: LSU & Clemson Football during World War II
The National WWII Museum wishes to share a snapshot of the two Tiger programs during World War II.