World War 2 Armed Forces & Military Units

 

This page includes a collection of resources focused on the various allied and axis armed forces fighting in World War II including:

 

U.S. Army in WWII
Canadian Air Force in WWII
U.S. Army Airborne in WWII
Soviet Red Army in WWII
U.S. Army Air Force in WWII
German Army in WWII
U.S. Navy in WWII
German Luftwaffe in WWII
British Army in WWII
German Navy in WWII
British RAF in WWII
Japanese Army in WWII
British Royal Navy in WWII
Japanese Air Force in WWII
British Colonial Divisions in WWII
Imperial Japanese Navy
Australian Army in WWII
Italian Military in WWII
Royal Australian Navy in WWII
Romanian Army in WWII
Canadian Army in WWII
Other WWII Militaries

 

 

WORLD WAR II ARMED FORCES

 

Orders of Battle.com

Orders Of Battle.com is an interactive database on military units and commanders in the Second World War (1939-1945).

 

World War II Armed Forces - Orders of Battle and Organizations

We focus exclusively on World War II orders of battle with order of battle listings for all the major World War II participants.

 

World War II Unit Histories & Officers

Details on World War II fighting unit histories, including organization, commanders and literature.

 

 

BRITISH

 

British Army

 

British Armed Forces and National Services

This huge site contains service stories from Regular and National Service Veterans. Lots of regimental and military information with many links for veterans and researchers. Over 2,500 Regimental Badge illustrations and 20,000 images of troopships.

 

Battalion Organization during the Second World War

An enthusiast's site dedicated to the evolution of the Infantry Battalion, in its many forms, during the course of the Second World War.

 

British Army in WWII

Contains articles and information on the British Army in World War II, as well as a list of British divisions.

 

British & Commonwealth Orders of Battle

Orders of battle listings and histories of British, Commonwealth and Allied armies in World War II.

 

British Military History

This web-site is intended to provide details of the various campaigns during the Second World War, with information on the military formations and units that fought them. The web-site covers the period from 1930 to 1950 to include the build up to the conflict and the immediate aftermath. To many soldiers, the end of the war did not mean an end to armed conflict, as several small wars erupted, particularly in the Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and Palestine, as people sought independence post-war.

 

Commonwealth Orders of Battle

This site is dedicated to the study of Commonwealth Orders of Battle during the period of the Second World War.

 

List of British Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

Royal Airforce (RAF)

 

British World War II Aircraft & Aviation Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to British World War II aircraft and aviation.

 

British Royal Navy

 

British World War II Navy Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to British Royal Navy in World War II.

 

British Colonial Units

 

List of British Colonial Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN

 

Australian Army

 

List of Australian Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

Royal Australian Navy

 

Royal Australian Navy Gun Plot

Gun Plot is a personal and privately owned web site about the Royal Australian Navy - past, present and future.

 

 

CANADIAN

 

Canadian Military History Gateway

The Canadian Military History Gateway is an online service providing access to web sites and digitized resources about Canada’s military history.

 

Canadian Army

 

canadiansoldiers.com

canadiansoldiers.com is a comprehensive source regarding the organization, vehicles, weapons, uniforms, traditions, and insignia of Canadian soldiers in the 20th Century. Over 6,700 images on 1,000+ pages dealing with history, equipment, literature and more are presented here for students of history, re-enactors, modellers, gamers, serious researchers and anyone interested in the Canadian Army between 1900 and 2000.

 

List of Canadian Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

The Canadian Army Overseas in World War II

The history, vehicles, weapons and equipment of the Canadian army overseas in World War 2.

 

Canadian Air Force

 

Canada's Air Force History

The history and Heritage of the the Canadian Air Force from its inception in 1918 to the present day. Includes photo galleries, online store, aircraft database and much more.

 

 

SOVIET UNION

 

Red Army

 

Pobediteli - Soldiers of the Great War

Our project is our way to personally thank the soldiers of the Great War living among us, and tell the story of their heroism.

 

RKKA in World War II

The aim of this project is to provide information to the English-speaking community about the role of the Soviet Army (RKKA) in World War II and to supply you with translated information from the Eastern side.

 

Soviet Power

Soviet and Russian military uniforms, hats, gas masks, badges and medals.

 

Soviet Red Army

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

The Russian Battlefield

United online resource devoted to the Soviet military conflicts 1920-1945, including Winter War 1939-1940 and the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

 

 

GERMAN

 

Axis History Factbook

Everything you need to know about Germany and its allies.

 

Feldgrau.com - The German Armed Forces 1919-1945

The focus of Feldgrau is on primary and secondary research regarding the technical, organizational and operational details of the German armed forces between 1918 and 1945. Feldgrau contains over 10,000 pages of information and is growing larger every day.

 

Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945

The primary focus of Wehrmacht History is on all military vehicles planes, ships, and weapons from 1935 to 1945 used by Heer (army), Luftwaffe (Airforce), Kriegsmarine (Navy), U-boats (Submarines), Waffen SS (Hitler's Elite), and secondarily their leaders.

 

German Army

 

German War Machine

Masses of free information on the German Army of World War II. In addition,there¹s a carousel of specially chosen photos that you can download, free film clips to view, and podcasts to download. You can also buy books, music CDs, DVDs and a new monthly magazine about the German Army: German War Machine ­ the best publication about the German Army on the market.

 

Heer 1935 to 1945

Information on the German Army (Heer) during WWII, such as the Tiger I Ausf. E, Kettenkraftrad, Schwimmwagen, Opel Blitz, Panzers Variants, Self-Propelled Artillery and Small Arms, development history, combat service, technical data and photos

 

List of German Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

Luftwaffe

 

Luftwaffe World War II Aircraft & Aviation Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to German World War II aircraft and aviation.

 

German Navy

 

German World War II Navy Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to German Navy in World War II.

 

 

JAPANESE

 

Japanese Army

 

Imperial Japanese Army

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

Taki's Imperial Japanese Army Page

Dedicated to Imperial Japanese Army. The descriptions and data of this page are all based on Japanese sources, and they are translated into English directly. So, you will find a lot of information which have not ever been published in the West.

 

Japanese Air Force

 

Japanese World War II Aircraft & Aviation Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to Japanese World War II aircraft and aviation.

 

Imperial Japanese Navy

 

Japanese World War II Navy Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to Imperial Japanese Navy.

 

 

ITALIAN

 

Italian Army

 

List of Italian Divisions in World War II

Comprehensive listing from Wikipedia.

 

Italian Navy

 

Regia Marina Italiana

Comprehensive and extremely detailed web site devoted to the Italian Navy during World War II.

 

 

OTHER WWII MILITARIES

 

Jaeger Platoon: Finnish Army 1918 - 1945

Information on weapons and units of the Finnish Army during the Second World War.

 

Poland in World War II Resources & Pictures

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources dedicated to Poland and the Polish Military in World War II.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Grunt's Military Site

GruntsMilitary.com was designed as an aid for individuals researching the United States' armed forces. The site is always being updated with new and useful military-related information. Visitors can search through more than 300 pages to find specific information on medals, patches, and rank insignia. Visit the new military factsheets section to research detailed information on a variety of vehicles and weaponry currently used by our armed forces.

 

Military.com

Military.com -- Benefiting the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard.

 

Military Network

Military Network is where military service and life meet. Whether you're a new recruit hoping to learn more about your education benefits or a veteran ready to launch a new career, we're dedicated to giving you the information you need. From tips for managing your active career to resources for requesting your vet records years beyond retirement, Military Network has it all!

 

World War 2 Subject Index

Detailed index of EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to World War II. This includes battles, maps, pictures, photos, documents, timelines, museums, forums, D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the European, African and Pacific war theaters, ships, u-boats, naval forces, aircraft, aviation, air forces, tanks, weapons, personal stories, military units, militaria, collectibles, books, video clips and special World War II topics.

 

World War II Personal Accounts

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources focused on World War II personal accounts and stories.

 

World War II Reenactors & Living History Groups

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources on World War II reenactor and living history groups.

 

World War II Tank Resources

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources focused on Axis and Allied tanks.

 

World War 2 Ships, U-boats and Navies

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to the World War II ships, submarines and navies.

 

World War 2 Aircraft and Aviation

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information, photos and resources related to the World War II aircraft, airplanes and aviation.

 

WorldWar2.ro

Dedicated to the Romanian Army in the Second World War.

 

Romanian Army Photos

Collection of Romanian Army photos from World War II.