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

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

"World War II War Diaries, 1941-1945" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/750/wwii-war-diaries: accessed August 4, 2021)

Publication Title
WWII War Diaries
Total Records
2,038,066 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.