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This section of the World War II History info guide is devoted specifically to the U.S. Army.

U.S. Army Features

A Brief History of the U.S. Army in World War II

A great introduction, overview, or quick reference on the history of the war published by the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

The First Infantry Division on D-Day

Here is the story of the famous Big Red One on D-Day: how they got to Omaha Beach, and how they were tested there.

America’s Elite Troops in World War II

This excerpt from Patrick K. O’Donnell’s book “Beyond Valor: World War II’s Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat” introduces the U.S. Army’s elite troops: the Airborne, Gliders, Rangers, and 1st Special Service Force.

Citizen Soldiers: Jerks, Sad Sacks, Profiteers, and Jim Crow

In this selection from his book “Citizen Soldiers,” Stephen Ambrose describes some of the sordid characters of the U.S. Army in World War II — the chickenshit jerks, the profiteers, and the racist Jim Crows.

U.S. Army Nurses in the Philippines

What was it like to be a nurse on December 8, 1941 in the Philippines — the day the Japanese began their attack?


Features and links for the U.S. Army Airborne in World War II.

U.S. Army Links

  • U.S. Army Flags
    Army, POW-MIA, First Cavalry flags, and service banners from FlagLine, a small business based in Colorado. Good prices and service. I’ve been sending people to Josef, the owner, for more than two years and I’ve never heard a complaint.
  • VA Loan info for U.S. Army veterans
  • GI Bill info for U.S. Army veterans
  • Info for those considering joining the U.S. Army   
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