The Top 5 Veteran Research Questions: Where to Go and What to Know
Below are the top five veteran research questions, where to go for further resources, and how to begin your search.
United States Air Force Birthday09/18/2022
The US Air Force will celebrate its 75th birthday on September 18, 2022. The Museum will mark this service birthday with FREE admission for all active-duty members, reserve members, retirees, and veterans of the US Air Force.
Coast Guard Birthday08/04/2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In commemoration of the US Coast Guard’s 232nd birthday on Thursday, August 4, 2022, all active-duty members, reserve members, retirees, and veterans of the Coast Guard are admitted FREE for the day to The National WWII Museum’s galleries.
The Future of Womanpower: Women’s Military Corps After the War
Despite their contributions during the war, the end of the conflict brought uncertain years for women in military service.
Rabbi Alexander Goode: Faith and Service in Wartime
When the troop ship he was aboard in the North Atlantic began sinking, Rabbi Alexander Goode and his fellow chaplains sacrificed themselves so that others could live.
She's Helping to Win! Women in the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
In 1942, the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard opened their ranks to most women.
Sailor Charles Walter David Jr. Gave His Life to Save Fellow Americans
Coast Guardsman Charles Walter David Jr. volunteered to rescue sailors from the doomed USAT Dorchester and also saved the lives of two of his own shipmates.
Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro's Medal of Honor
For extraordinary heroism and acts above and beyond the call of duty during World War II, the United States Congress awarded 473 Medals of Honor. To date, 3,534 have been awarded since the inception of the Medal during the US Civil War. Only one has ever been awarded to a US Coast Guardsman.
Inspired by True Events: A Greyhound Reading List
Portrayed in the new film Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, the Battle of the Atlantic raged for almost six years. Here is a reading list to learn more about the epic battle to supply Allied forces in Europe.
Stars in Service: Famous Entertainers in the US Navy and Coast Guard
Many entertainers and future celebrities answered their country's call and donned US Navy and Coast Guard blues, serving at sea during the war.
It’s Your War, Too: Women in World War II
World War II wasn't just a man's war—350,000 American women answered the call and served their country.