World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945

This record collection in Ancestry.com is a series of books compiled to provide information about American men and women who served in World War II. They differ from a number of similar sets in that most of these men and women survived the war. These books are arranged by state, and include volumes for:

• Delaware and Maryland
• Kentucky
• North Carolina
• Ohio
• Pennsylvania
• South Carolina
• Virginia
• West Virginia

Young American Patriots of North Carolina

Each book includes a short account of the War’s effect on the state, with a section of photographs of wartime scenes taken by armed forces photographers. These are followed by biographies of the “Young American Patriots” from that state. The arrangement of the biographical section varies by state: they are either arranged alphabetically by name of soldier or sailor for the entire state, or are listed alphabetically by county and then by name of service person. Some biographies were received too late to place in the alphabetical arrangement, and so appear at the end of the book, as do any biographies for which no photograph was available.

You can search by name of a soldier or sailor, or you can browse the book for a service person of interest. Biographies normally include:

• Name of serviceman
• Branch of military
• A list of countries and military theaters served in
• Birth date
• Date and place entered service
• Name of high school attended
• Religious affiliation
• Parents’ names and residence
• Spouse’s name and residence (if applicable)
• Black and white photo

Most volumes conclude with a map of Military Camps of the Nation.

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