In 1939, the US military counted 356,000 men and women in its ranks. During World War II, 16 million were churned through the recruiting process. Click to see our photo gallery (National Archives photos): [ Link ]

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Recruits training on an obstacle course usually carried their trusty M1 Garand rifles. The weapon weighed about 10 pounds, and felt much heavier by the end of the day. (National Archives photo) see more in this gallery of images: [ Link ]
A new item on our bucket list... =) Congrats to the museum and the hard-working folks that made it happen!

Volunteers restore World War II torpedo boat
Photos: Mae Eckley, Eckley and her work partner Margie Moore, and a rivet gun (courtesy Mae Eckley Graybill). circa 1942
On National Rosie the Riveter Day, click through to read one Rosie's story, from the America in WWII magazine archive:
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March 21st, 2017 marks the very first "National Rosie the Riveter Day".

During WWII, many American women from all backgrounds came together to provide vital support for the war effort and filled countless jobs usually held by men.

Click the links (below) to read more about the Congress people and contributors who made this 2017 national day, possible. While this resolution was passed by...
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Inspiring America: The oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran turns 105
Look what we found while researching our WWII Carrier War special issue [order here: [ Link ] ]! From the National Archives,1943. Caption: Crash landing of F6F [Grumman Hellcat] on flight deck of USS ENTERPRISE while enroute to attack Makin Island. Lieutenant Walter Chewning, catapult officer, clambering up the side of the plane to assist pilot, Ens. Byron Johnson, from the flaming cockpit.
72 years on, a few snapshots of the marines on Iwo Jima, February 1945. Click through to view the full album, then hover over pix for captions. National Archives photos. [ Link ]

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75 years after the history-changing Battle of Midway, we're celebrating with a special issue: WWII CARRIER WAR. You're the first to know! Reserve your copy today at [ Link ]

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National Archives photo. Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima.
Flash President's Day Sale! Back by popular demand, get 5 of our special issues for the price of 4! These 100-page special issues are a great addition to your WWII library. Read. Learn. Enjoy. Share. Sale for a limited time only; while supplies last. [ Link ]

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Click through for an article from the America in WWII archive: Facing the Fox. February 1943, and the GIs in Tunisia’s Kasserine Pass were in trouble. Their equipment was outdated, their leadership was weak,and Desert Fox Erwin Rommel was aiming his army straight at them... [ Link ] National Archives photos

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T. Cadman World War 2 Books is where used and out-of-print WWII books go to wait for new owners. Check out and you’ll see what we mean. Tom Cadman has thousands of volumes listed on his website, and he knows exactly where each one is stored. Odds are he has the one you want!

ABOUT THE PHOTO: In his bunk aboard the submarine USS Capelin (SS-289), moored...
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Today's Google doodle features WWII human rights activist Fred Korematsu. Check it out! [ Link ]

The Last Cavalry Charge in U. S. Military History - 26th Cavalry, Philippine Scouts - Bataan, the Philippines - January 15, 1942.
Painting courtesy of the U. S. Cavalry Association.
American in WWII contributing editor Jay Wertz and online store manager Bill Breidenstine are currently attending the 2017 Sarasota World War II Conference in Florida which features presentations by such...
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The 1944 Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, east of Aachen, Germany, raged from September into December, when the Battle of the Bulge overtook it; action continued there through February. It featured brutal combat against dug-in German troops in dense woods, testing GIs’ endurance. Click through to view our gallery of cool NATIONAL ARCHIVES photos: [ Link ]

Hard Times in Hürtgen Forest: photos from America in WWII mag