website bigpigeon.us, webpage WWII © 2022 by Robert A. Christiansen, updated & links checked 15 Aug 2022.
Big Pigeon's WWII module, along with the WWII Roster, WWII - Japan and WWII - Germany modules, summarize US WWII involvement from a Pottawattamie area perspective.
Links to all WWII subpages: Some pages are not complete.
- WWII Overview
- The US in WWII - Organization
- The US in WWII - Operations - outline of the WWII - Japan and WWII - Germany modules.
- WWII Web Resources
- War with Japan
- War with Germany
- WWII Web Resources - Personnel
- WWII Personnel
- WWII Battle Casualties - killed, wounded, prisoner & missing.
- WWII Deaths - battle-related deaths and non-battle deaths - in process.
- WWII Burials - where the dead are buried and about the unrecovered dead - in process.
- WWII Service Numbers - the system of identifying US WWII armed forces members.
- WWII Ground Forces
- High-Level Organization - About Army Groups, Armies, Corps and Divisions.
- Infantry Division Organization - Marine Corps divisions as well as army Infantry divisions.
- Ground Forces - Japan - War with Japan High-level Ground Forces Organization.
- Ground Forces - The MTO - The MTO High-level Ground Forces Organization.
- Ground Forces - The ETO - The ETO High-level Ground Forces Organization.
- WWII in the Air
- WWII at Sea
- WWII - At Home (little content)
- WWII - The Civilian Victims (no content yet)
- WWII - Strategic Bombing (little content)
- The Cold War (no content yet)
- World War I (little content yet) - I view WWII as a consequence and continuation of WWI.
Sources for The WWII webpage:
- The webpage header painting, Inferno, www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/art/exhibits/conflicts-and-operations/wwii/a-vision-of-history/world-war-ii-navy-art-by-draper.html - c/o US Navy History and Heritage Command, https://www.history.navy.mil. This painting, by WWII combat artist William F. Draper, depicts a common feature of both WWI and WWII, namely the use of explosives - delivered primarily by artillery in WWI and by aircraft in WWII - to wreak physical destruction, often on civilian targets, on a scale impossible in earlier wars.