Newest links will be found on the bottom of the list
Mesothelioma Trust Fund Assistance -
Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma are eligible to receive money from mesothelioma trust funds. Over $30 billion is currently available for victims and their families.
of Veterans Affairs
The official U.S. Government site for the Department of Veterans Affairs,with
links to announcements, benefits, organization and policies, VA offices
and medical facilities, research and how to get help.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,
mutual help, war time veterans organization. It is a community service
organization which now numbers nearly three million members, men and
women in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
American Veterans (AMVETS)
The AMVETS National Headquarters home page, with links to legislative
affairs, and assistance with VA claims, as well as information on AMVETS
and its history, programs and services.
Disabled American Veterans
Provides information about the DAV, as well as links to issues affecting
disabled veterans, speeches, photos, discussion forums and other veteran
links of interest.
The Virtual Wall
An interactive replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. As your mouse
pointer touches each name on the Virtual Wall's alphabetical name lists,
the status bar of your browser will show some details of the person
behind the name. Clicking on a name will show you messages left by another
visitor or details from the database.
National World War II Museum - Dr.Stephen Ambrose founded the National WWII Museum in New Orleans in 1991. The museum opened on June 6, 2000 and it is the only museum in th US that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of WWII, honoring the more than 16 million Americans that took part in this global conflict.
People at War
A People at War exhibit shows Americans during the Second World War
through photographs and documents from the U.S. National Archives and
Records Administration. The Women
Who Served section of this site highlights the contributions of
women pilots during WW2.
Foundation for American
Interesting veterans links, such as a locator data base called "Where
Are You Now," a section on "Veterans Hiring Veterans"
and classified announcements of veterans' reunions and other events.
There are also hospital, homeless veterans, and educational programs
sponsored by the foundation.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
In addition to its extensive coverage of VFW programs and events, this
site also covers current news of interest to veterans.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Specializing in issues concerning Viet Nam veterans, this site has links
to legislative issues, veterans benefits, news and resources, as well
as upcoming events, publications and membership services.
WWII US Veterans
This site is dedicated to the millions of men and women from the U.S.
who made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of free people everywhere.
The site has links to the WWII Veterans Memorial Museum, live chat with
other WWII vets, pictures and memorabilia from the 40s, and a locator
data base for finding
long-lost war friends.
National Veterans Organization
A site dedicated to "the preservation and enhancement of veterans
benefits." With links to congressional issues, the Viet Nam Wall,
newsletters, live chat and other veterans issues.
Veterans News Now
A very informative site covering news, politics, support, surveys, chat,
health issues, legislation and other areas of interest to vets.
A provider of links to selected government institutions, veterans organizations
and veterans resource sites. No "bells and whistles" here,
just a clean, neat path to veterans information.
Search - a site dedicated to helping you find that lost relative
or service buddy. They a free 00 number you can call to register and
get added to their database!
Air Force Historial Research Agency - the repository for Air Force
historical documents. It provides research facilities for professional
military education students, the faculty, visiting scholars, and the
Mesothelioma Reosuces Online - an excellent resource to learn about the dangers of this disease.
Pleural Mesothelioma Life Expectancy - the life expectancy of a patient depens on a number of factors. Please see this web site for complete information.
Army Air Forces.com - Scott Burris' great web site
War A comprehensive site in World War II which has just started
and will be growing.
Keep checking back on this one.
Life on Saipan 1944- 1945. Very informative and personal look at
life on Saipan and WWII.
Sixth Bomb Group. An interesting and informative site. Good photos
Memorial Park - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Restoration of T-54 - our own Tom Mathewson's site.
Last Mission of WWII -The
Drop Zone Virtual Museum - an online Memorial of World War II
Dad and His Crew - A page dedicated to Maggie's father, Capt. Robert
Crossen Roof, Jr.,
314 Bomb Wing, 93rd Bomb Group, Squadron 710 .
Angels - 303rd Bombardment Group Association.
Bomb Group - 58th Bomb Wing
Halloran Online - the home page of Hap Halloran, CFC
B-29 Everything you want to know . . . .
Ordinance Ammo Company
- Don Henderson's site created for his Father who served during the
Memorial in KansasOlive
A portal to the military web. We are listed on the Aviation page.
Army Air Corp
504th bomb group, Tinian -
Air Force B29/B24 Squadron
Gay Former Air Force Exhibition at National Air and Space Museum
tThe Korean War Project
Bomb Group - Guam 1945 - by our own Pete Weiler
Bomb Group Association - created by our own Nate Hicks. Bravo, Nate!
Star Flight Museum - The Lone Star Flight Museum is a volunteer,
not-for-profit,educational museum, dedicated to the men and women who
developed aviation to the science it is today; and, to the memory and
spirit of those who flew in the defense of our country and freedom throughout
Florence's web site dedicated to the 73rd Bomb Wing, 499th Bomb
Group and 878th Squadron. Photos and a Lee's war diary. Go visit!!
War Educator by Frank McGill
Street in WWII - Tom Fletcher's true story of civilian life in wartime
Air Field: Museum and restoration site of Wendover Airfield where
the 509th Composite trained in addition to more than 20 other bomb groups.
Der Dienst - specializing in:
“museum quality, full size reproductions of the world's most famous
military awards, medals, badges and insignia at a fraction of the cost
Army Air Force Historical Association - Formed in 1993, the Army Air Forces Historical Association®, based
in northern New Jersey, is an historical and educational non-profit
organization. The association participates in air shows, historical
retrospect's, educational programs and seminars providing static displays
of World War II Army Air Forces memorabilia. These artifacts portray
what service life was like when the world was at war and fathers, sons
and daughters trained and served in many distant locations
Strategic Air and Space Museum SAC Museum moved from Offutt AFB to a new facility
where Interstate 80 crosses the Platte River. It has also merged with
the Society of SAC and the whole outfit has been renamed the Strategic
Air and Space Museum. The new facility is enclosed and climate controlled,
so most assets have been rescued from deterioration.
9th Bomb Group - In April 1944 the 9th Bombardment Group, with the 1st, 5th, and 99th squadrons, was moved with some personnel from Orlando, Florida to Dalhart AAF, Texas and had the suffix (VH) for “very heavy,” for B-29, added to its title. This is the official web site for the 9th Bomb Group. (many thanks to Rick Feldmann for hs untiring work on this web site.)
Adventures and Experiences of H.G. Turner, his life and WWII and
Korean War experiences.
official site of the 29th Bomb Group, including the 6th BS, 43rd
BS, 52nd BS.
B-29 Keebird.net is a site
dedicated to the eleven crewmembers aboard the B-29 aircraft dubbed
the "Kee Bird" (Ser# 45-21768) that was forced to crash land on a frozen
lake in Northern Greenland on February 21 1947, and to the entire 46th/72nd
330th Bomb group (VH) Guam 1944-1945
This site will include the 314th Bomb Wing, the 19th, 29th and 39th
Bomb Wings and the 457, 458, 459 Bomb Squads. It is designed by our
own Steve Smisek.
29th Bomb Group (314th Bomb Wing - 20th Air Force - Guam 1945, 6th
BS, 43rd BS, 52nd BS). This is the Official Web Site of the 29th Bomb
Group - webmaster Fred Bouzek. The 29th Bomb Group was activated on
February 1, 1940 at Langley Field, Virginia. It was comprised of the
6th, 43rd, 52nd, and 411th bomb squadrons. The 411th inactivated on
May 20th 1944. On April 1, 1944, the 29th Bomb Group (H) was redesignated
as the 29th Bomb Group (VH).
Combat Mission Logs, 1945 of Wm. C. Atkinson, Radar Navigator 20th
Air Force, 498th Bombardment Group, 874th Squadron Isley Field, Saipan,
Marianas (Logs from notes taken at the time. Selected sophomoric, ungracious,
and puerile passages have been expunged. The writer was twenty in 1945.)
Group Association Home Page This site is dedicated to the preservation
of the 444th Bombardment Group's history. This often forgotten unit
of WWII was one of the first two operational B-29 Superfortress combat
groups of the 58th Bombardment Wing, 20th AAF.
Bomb Wing Association - Northwest Field Guam underwent construction
in 1944-1945 and became the home of the 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb Wing.
The first B-29s arrived there in May of 1945 after undergoing crew training
in the states. Units were formed at Dalhart AAF, Texas. From there,
personnel were assigned to their training bases for crew training. The
315th Bomb Wing was under the command of Brigadier General Frank Armstrong.
First units to arrive at Northwest Field were personnel of the 315th
Wing HQ, 16th and 501st Bomb Groups in April of 1945. The 331st and
502nd Bomb Groups arrived in May, 1945.
Stone & Stone - Second World War Books
Zeno's Warbirds Video Drive In a plethora of WWII and B-29 videos etc.
The Secrets of WWII - Read about the 315th Bomb Wing of the 20th Air Force and a B-29
crew that flew the last bombing raid on Japan 14 August 1945.
P-38 Lost Squadron Museum - Welcome to the official web site of the Lost Squadron Museum and P-38 Lightning known as "Glacier Girl."
PIMA Air & Space Museum - Tucson Arizona
American World War II Orphans Network - Founded in 1991 by Ann Bennett Mix, and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, AWON is comprised of several hundred members from all over the nation – sons and daughters and other family of Americans left with a void after World War II. Any son or daughter of a soldier, seaman or airman killed, missing or who died while on active duty during WWII, or as result of wounds, is eligible to join AWON as an Orphan Member. Other relatives of the fallen, including a brother, sister, wife, nephew, niece, grandson, or granddaughter are welcomed as Family Members.
CNMI Guide - Your guide to Saipan, Tinian and Rota
EarthStation1.com: Classic Old Time Movie, Old Time Radio, Old Time TV & Historical DVDs/MP3, Audio & Photo CDs
Welcome to the National Museum of the US Air Force Archives Gallery. This is where you'll find detailed and specific information of interest to aviation researchers and historians as well as the general enthusiast. The Virtual Aircraft Galleries are created as part of a very long term project begun in 1997. Eventually, all aircraft used by the US Air Force and the Army before 1947 will be covered here. Except as noted, none of the aircraft covered in the Virtual Aircraft Galleries are actually on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force.
B-29 Saved from a Desert Death - original web site about "Doc".
Air Force Association
Air Force Studies Historical Office Dryden Gallery - This archive contains digitized photos, movies, and drawings of many of the unique research aircraft flown from the 1940s to the present at what is now known as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
Irish Lassie and Flak Alley - some interesting phtoos in info.
The Armed Forces Retirement Home - The AFRH consists of the
U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (USSAH) in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Naval Home (USNH) in Gulfport, Miss. Both homes are continuing care retirement communities open to all branches of the military and provide the highest quality of residential, social and health care services to retirees and certain veterans. Established in the mid-1800s, the USSAH and USNH were created as "asylums" for old and disabled soldiers and sailors. During the ensuing 150 years, the homes evolved into retirement communities that offer a secure, comfortable life style filled with activity for the residents.
Don Henderson's Military art - he designed my Sallyann's Boys logo
Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the USAF - The virtual tour allows visitors to take a virtual, 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum by navigating from gallery to gallery either by using a drop-down map or by following navigational arrows connecting the individual nodes. Icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get additional information such as videos, audio and links to online resources.
B-29 Superfortress - The first site I found on the B-29 years ago.
The WASP and the B-29 or see my web pages on Flygirls!
Map of the South Pacific
Air Force Memorial Foundation
PhotoVault Aviation B-29 pictures
WASP WORLD WAR II page Parameters - US War College Quarterly
Airmen of Note - Glenn Miller
Imperial War Museum History Research Online
Last Japanese WWII Straggler on Guam
Handbook of Burma and the Chinese Theater
CBI Roundup Home Page
U.S. ARMY RANK INSIGNIA Second World War Era
B-29 Superfortress Cap
Hangar 25 Air Museum
CBI Saint - Father EMil Kapaun.
US-Japan Dialogue on POW's
The Marianas Project
Honor Flight - The purpose of Honor Flight is to fly disadvantaged, World War II veterans from this area to Washington D.C. to visit those Memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. The program was conceived by Earl Morse, a Physician Assistant and retired Air Force Captain, to honor veterans he has taken care of for the past 27 years. Earl asked one man, a World War II veteran from Springfield, Ohio if he had ever seen his memorial in Washington D.C. That man broke down and cried. He said at his age and position in life he would probably never get to his memorial. It was dedicated in 2004 for a generation that the youngest member is 76 years old. A man's average life expectancy is 74.5. Where does that leave us? Sadly, time is not on our side.
Commemorative Air Force - Many of the aircraft in the CAF fleet are very rare, including the only flying example of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver. Others – such as the Consolidated B-24A Liberator Diamond 'Lil, Bell P-63 Kingcobra fighter, Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter– are one of only two or three of that type still flying today. Rare Axis aircraft operated by the CAF include an original Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 "Zero" carrier-based fighter. These aircraft are all flown regularly in support of the CAF mission. These aircraft are restored, maintained and flown by our elite force of member/volunteers known as Colonels. These aircraft are assigned to CAF units around America and are often available for your events, fly-overs, tours and rides.
Air Force Magazine - The online journal of the Air Force Association. It is FULL of great information and archived articles.
The Flight of the Hog Wild -
On August 29th 1945 the Hog Wild was on a POW supply mission when it was shot down by Soviet fighters. Its 13-man crew was interned in Konan POW camp (now Hungnam, North Korea) for sixteen days while Soviet and American commanders negotiated for their release.
Pirate Storm: Death or Glory - A website filled with historic war battles suggested to me by Kathy Miller who homeschools her son and who used this B-29 web site for reference for his studies in WWII.
Veterans Financial Advocate for America’s Debt Help Organization Links:
One of their goals is to help veterans become aware of what options are available for them through the federal government and what programs the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has to help active duty service members and veterans. They also provide information and services to military personnel and their families. Below is a list of the pages on their site that might be helpful.
September 2, 1945 Japanese Surrender - Film Clip I researched and completed a list of 99 sites dedicated to Military
American history. I found all the most fun and informative blogs covering the
World Wars, Vietnam and Korean, Middle East Conflicts, and overall sites
that any service members or war history enthusiasts would find useful. You
can see the list at http://militaryonlinecolleges.org/history. Sent in by Adam Couch
Nursing and Medicine During WWII by Julia Tortorice.
World War II changed the world in many different ways. One of these way involved the medical field, or specifically, nursing. Nursing is a key element of healthcare and during times of war it can be the difference between life and death for a wounded soldier. During World War II, this important fact became more obvious than at any other time in the history of war.
The US Servicemember's Guide to Academic Programs and Aid- Military branches and non-profits provide active duty service members, veterans, and their family member with ample funding opportunities for college. Funding and training for current personnel are usually designed to help you complete a certificate or degree program around your military schedule. Veterans have access to monthly school funding of up to $1,500 per month and career development training. Spouses and children of servicemembers and veterans are often eligible for tuition, educational supply assistance, and child-care aid.
Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families - Online college Database
Here you will find more than 150 resources to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training
Accredited Schools Online resource for Veterans focuses on
accreditation, veterans support needs, online learning options, and
financial assistance for veterans.
Best colleges in the US for Veterans - Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource that veterans, active servicemembers, reservists, and military dependents or survivors can use to determine which college will provide the most support, in terms of both financial aid and student services.
Your Guide to Mesothelioma - Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure.
BestColleges.com This site has resources that are designed specifically for those interested in - or members of - the military. Their resources are designed to follow students from enlistment to enrollment. and also to help service members and veterans. Please take a look at this web site if you are planning on joining the ROTC or are already a service member - it will help you even before you leave active duty.
Tax Tips for the Military - Those who serve in the U.S. armed forces are honored with a number of benefits, ranging from education assistance to retirement. Among the perks are a number of steps to make filing federal income tax returns easier, as well. Link sent in by Jenny Miller and her son Brian who just returned from overseas.
World War II Records - from Ancestry.com
Military Records- from Ancestry.com
Sons of the American Revolution from Ancestry.com
Treat Mesothelioma - They have designed their homepage to be the first step towards understanding mesothelioma and taking control of your or a loved ones mesothelioma diagnosis. They understand that there is much to learn with a wide variety of topics when it comes to mesothelioma cancer so here we offer it all in the most simplistic way. You can contact Heather Brooks, the Community Outreach Volunteer at 1-888-322-3075.
Nursing Home Abuse Center According to the 2010 US Census (1), there is a greater number of people over the age of 65 than in any other time in which the census was taken. The mistreatment of the elderly is defined as engaging in actions that intentionally harm or create a risk of some type of harm to an elderly person by a trusted individual or caregiver. To find out more about this tragic abuse please see the link above. Sent in by Ashley Peters, Director of Advocacy at Nursing Home Abuse Center.com
Tax Tips for the Military - The IRS recognizes the fact that members of the US armed forces are often deployed outside the US at tax time and gives many military and support personnel an extension on their tax deadlines. Please see the above link for more information.
Aircraft and Jets of World War II -The aircraft of World War II were of critical importance in the evolution of jet-powered flight and eventually jet charters. Aeronautical research from both Allied and Axis countries contributed greatly to the technology used for the air charters of today. During World War II, many major battles took place in the skies of Europe and the Pacific. Germany, the United States, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, and the Soviet Union all developed jet aircraft in the hopes of gaining air superiority during the war. While countries such as Great Britain, Germany, and the U.S. all made significant advances in terms of their fighter planes, it was Germany that created the first turbojet aircraft. To view all these magnificent planes, please see link above. Sent in by Veronica Taylor of the After School Care Programs. Her students found the link while searching for links on our web site.
Veteran Business Ideas The kids at the Brenham Community Center have sent in another link they found that might be of interest to our veterans. This link contains the Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business. n addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact, 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans. This translates to over 6 million created jobs and over $1 trillion in annual domestic revenue. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses have a higher success rate than other startups, which is a reflection of training, discipline, and diverse skill sets. With that, we have put together a number of business resources for veterans to help them with their continued success back home. (Thanks kids!!)
Medical Malpractice Center - Medical malpractice exists in cases where a patient sustains some level of damages from a medical professional during his or her official medical duties. Damages are a legal term, but ultimately, include a number of harms that the patient sustains as the result of medical treatment, which can include exacerbated medical issues, unnecessary medical costs, untreated but otherwise treatable conditions, as well as a whole host of other issues. For a Guide to Medical Malpractice please click on the link. (Thanks to Rachel Thomas for sending us this link).
The Recovery Village - Personalized Addiction Treatment. You served our country. Now let us serve you. Substance abuse resources for veterans. Many men and women retire from the military with memories they wish they didn’t have. For many of them, these plaguing thoughts have the power to wreak havoc on their lives and those of their loved ones. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a result of various mental disorders associated with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help.
The Realty Medics - Home buying resources for Veterans. Veterans have played important roles in the history of this country. Even with their patriotic and courageous service, there seems to be an information gap about the support and resources that are available to them when they’re attempting to purchase their own home.
Even active duty military personnel may not be able to find a home for their family if they think they don’t have enough money to afford one. Both veterans and active service members are searching for options on what possible financing resources they can use to purchase their home and that’s something that needs to be fixed. The Realty Medics specialize as Orlando property managers, but no matter that the need is, we’re always happy to help our veterans in any way that we can.
Many thanks to John Szalay for checking out these links and giving me the new URLS where possible.!!!