WWII War Diaries record example

    WWII War Diaries

    Records: 2,038,066 · Complete: 100%

    Most war diaries provide a day-to-day record of operational activities and sometimes administrative activities as well. War diaries were submitted by most units in the Navy, and most of the Marine Corps war diaries were submitted by aviation units such as fighter squadrons. The quality of the diaries varies, with some providing detailed accounts, while others contain only cursory information. Also included are action reports and war damage reports.

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    Example Records

    Doolittle raid on Tokyo begins
    Doolittle raid on Tokyo begins
    Photos
    Photos
    Sample
    Sample
    Narrative of Events during the Japanese Raid, Dec 7, 1941
    Narrative of Events during the Japanese Raid, Dec 7, 1941
    Sample
    Sample

    Source Information

    "World War II War Diaries, 1941-1945" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/750/wwii-war-diaries: accessed August 13, 2022)

    Publication Title
    WWII War Diaries
    Total Records
    2,038,066 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Record Group
    38
    Published on Fold3
    05 Nov 2010
    Last Updated
    19 Jun 2014
    Description
    Known as "war diaries," these are daily operational journals created by various naval commands throughout the Navy during WWII.