I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing on the Graves Registration Service of WWII and came across a very cool book. It is a Pictorial and Historical Record book called United States Temporary Military Cemeteries European Theater Area World War II.
This book is a guidebook of sorts for the temporary cemeteries established during WWII, some of which would become permanent American Battle Monuments Commission Cemeteries.
The book provides brief descriptions of when the cemetery was established, where, how close it is to a major city, and for which Army unit it was primarily established.
The book is small but an excellent resource for those who had soldiers buried in the European Theater. I believe books like this were created for the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters but have not run across them yet. If you find one, please let me know.
What books have been helpful to you in your search for information on your WWII ancestors? Please share with us in the comments.
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