WW2 Honor Roll

A War Fought by Unknown Heroes

Winston Churchill once said of World War Two that it was not a war of princes or chieftains, but of peoples and causes; a war fought by unknown heroes. Here we acknowledge the unknown heroes that Churchill was referring to as well; our fallen heroes as well as those that fought for our freedoms and returned with their memories. We remember and honour in our hearts the Allied heroes, war veterans and all the affected people, who valued freedom in their life above all else.

Click on the buttons below to view an alphabetical listing of Honorees, both living and passed. If you know of someone who should be recognized here, from any country, please contact us today!

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Arlington National Cemetery

Two unknowns from World War II, one from the European Theater and one from the Pacific Theater, were placed in identical caskets and taken aboard the USS Canberra, a guided-missile cruiser resting off the Virginia capes. Navy Hospitalman 1st Class William R. Charette, then the Navy's only active-duty Medal of Honor recipient, selected the Unknown Soldier of World War II. The remaining casket received a solemn burial at sea.

Help Us Identify These Heroes

Generously shared by Mildred Gaebler

Discover an incredible photo album of 79th Infantry Division personnel provided by Mildred Gaebler, her father a veteran himself. Most of them are lacking any identification so if you see your father, grandfather, uncle, brother, etc., here, please let us know so that we can afford them the recognition they deserve.

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American Battle Monuments Commission
Search the records of those casualties that are buried in our cemeteries or listed on the Walls of the Missing.

Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945
The Army Roll of Honour Database contains the details of British Army casualties during World War Two.

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial This extensive site is a must for family history research. The wealth of online material includes biographical databases (detailed by conflict below); collection databases (art, photos, film, sound, heraldry, military technology, private and official records, books, journals, maps, sheet music, war diaries); digitised records plus research information.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

Medal of Honor (USA)
The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861.

National Archives of Australia
National Archives of Australia hold the service records of Australians who served in WW I and II. Digitised copies of WW I records are online (free). Other records can be located using RecordSearch-NameSearch. Many have been digitsed and are online. If a record is not online copies (hard or digital) can be requested for a fee. Online Fact Sheets detail service records held.

National WW2 Memorial
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people.

The WW2 Nominal Role
The World War Two Nominal Roll was created to honour and commemorate the men and women who served in Australia's defence forces and the Merchant Navy during WW2.

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel
Searchable database.

Honor States
Honor States is an online memorial and archive that presents vital achievements, recognition, affiliations, awards, and images that honor those who gave their lives in the service of their country and home states. This is an extensive and ambitious project. Currently we have about 240,000 profiles. Each day we research and add more names of honor.

State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel
Searcable database.