World War II
you have WWII tidbits on Burnet County
people or war efforts, please
send them in to
- Casualties of
the War - a list
from the library of
Burnet County men who died as a result of the war. This list will have
links to newspaper articles as I find them. The first name linked to a
newspaper notice is Vaughan
Plevan, Master Sergeant, who was killed in
action in Dec. 1944.
- Death Notices - transcribed from Newspaper Sources.
- Casualties List
National Archives - a photocopy of list
of Army casualties for the County, with serial numbers, rank, and
designation of death.
- Local News of
War - information about soldiers from
Burnet County who went to war; also civilian participation in the war
effort. This is an ongoing project--collecting information from
- Participants - Information from "The Fighting Men of
Texas", (5 Volumes, History of the 2nd World War), 1948, Historical
Publishing Co. and other sources.
of the War - information about numbers of dead and
missing in Central Texas Counties, compared to the total number who
served the US
War II Veterans buried in or near Burnet County. This list includes men who died or were
killed as a result of the war and were eventually buried in Burnet, as
well as veterans who returned home and died many years after the war.
- Oral Histories
of Burnet County WWII Veterans; interview transcript,
photographs, and documents pertaining to the veteran's service history.
Ongoing project by the Burnet County Genealogical Society and
Burnet County Library System.
Other Links to help your World War II
Battle Monuments Commission -- The ABMC is responsible for commemorating the services of
the American Armed Forces where they have served since April 6, 1917
through the establishment of suitable memorial shrines; designing,
constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American military
burial grounds in foreign countries. Web site includes detailed
descriptions of overseas cemeteries and links to searchable databases
of war dead.
- World War II Honor
Roll -- From the
American Battlefield Monuments Commission. Contains a searchable
database of the 172,218 names of those American service personnel
buried at ABMC cemeteries, those Missing in Action and those buried or
lost at sea.
Archives World War II Casualty Database
- Purple Heart
Recipients -- A
database of recipients of the Purple Heart
World War II Orphans Network -- an
organization of sons, daughters, nieces, nephew, and grandchildren of
those who gave their lives in service to their country in WWII. There
are many knowledgeable people within the network, and they help each
other locate information about fathers who were KIA.
- World War II Memorial -- Online Registry for World War
II Veterans is available on National WWII Memorial Web Site
- 16 million Americans served in uniform
the Second World War
- The American Battle Monuments
has introduced a World War II Registry online to document the names of
all who participated in the world's largest and most devastating war.
- The Registry is accessible on the web
World War II Memorial
(http://www.WWIImemorial.com). Any American who served in the armed
forces or contributed to the war effort on the home front, whether in
factories and shipyards or farms and neighborhoods, is eligible.
- There is no charge to place a name in
- Individuals can be enrolled through the
site or by calling the memorial's toll free number at 1-800-639-4WW2.
- The Registry contains more than one
records, most submitted by the public.
- The database also includes National
and Records Administration lists of those killed in service during the
war, and names of those buried in ABMC overseas cemeteries or listed on
its Tablets of the Missing.
- The memorial is under construction and
schedule for the official dedication ceremony set for Saturday, May
29th, 2004. The Registry will be accessible at the memorial site on the
National Mall when the memorial is opened to the public.
Harbor Casualty List--This is a
comprehensive list of the names of all civilians and military personnel
killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941. Source: United
States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, USS Arizona
Memorial. (Honolulu, HI 96818)
War II Stories --Do
you have biographies of veterans that you would like to share? Want to
find an old buddy? Register at the Lost and Found Window. Photos are
welcome here if you don't want to make your own page. Post a memorial
to a loved one in the Veterans' Garden. Post your story on RootsWeb's
new World War II Message Board.
- You may also submit stories, pictures,
clippings, and any other data about Burnet County WWII
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