So you found an old photo of your ancestor in the attic. He or she is clad in what you think must be a World War II uniform. But you know almost nothing about his or her service. There may be visual clues to help you find out.
That’s when you go to Finding Your Father’s War by Jonathan Gawne.
This book talks about how to track down records on your World War II ancestor. It is also heavily illustrated throughout with both black-and-white and color photographs and drawings.
Appendices include military insignia, military vehicle markings, campaigns of World War II, official abbreviations used in World War II, and a select bibliography for further research. Finding Your Father’s War is available for use at the Washington State Library.