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Florida Humanities Council: Links

Central Florida WW II Museum
The Central Florida World War II Museum is planned to be the next great tribute to those who fought to preserve freedom in World War II.
Exploring Florida: Florida During World War II
Article covering impact of World War II on Florida growth and development. Website also offers additional resources on Florida history.
Florida During World War II
Hosted by Florida State University, website offers photos, stories, and historical background of Florida in WW II including military bases, women, minorities, civilian effort and entertainment.
Florida Photographic Collection and Video Clips
Florida Memory and State Library & Archives of Florid. Type in WW II keywords and search terms to narrow results.
Florida War Diaries: WW II Remembered
Website for WFSU program that chronicles the lives of North Floridians during World War II. Website also has information about the Ken Burns production, “The War.”
Florida’s World War II Memorial
Hosted by the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs, website offers resources on Florida’s contributions to WW II and how WW II marked a “coming of age” for the Florida we know today.
National History Education Clearinghouse
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education , the National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
State Library and Archives of Florida
Type in WW II keywords and search terms to narrow results.
The Florida Quest: Discover Homefront and Heritage
Links to various Florida themed WW II websites offering stories, photos, and lesson plans for K-12 students.
U.S. Census Bureau
Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000 and Special Collections.
The meaning and history of “short-snorters.” For the American forces in World War II, Short-Snorters became a drinking game, a status symbol, and a record of who served with whom in the military.
Stalag Luft 3: Section of the “Official Website of the 392nd Bomb Group” giving background and personal experiences of the POWs of Stalag Luft 3
Website also shares other WW II stories of the men and women who flew and supported the B-24 bombers during WWII.
Brevard’s World War II Veteran’s Project
SStories of WWII experiences in veterans’ own words.
Enola Gay
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website about the Enola Gay. The pilot of the Enola Gay, Paul Tibbets, was a native of Miami, Florida.
State Summary of Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard personnel from Florida
Statistical data provided by the National Archives.
Blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II
The Problem of Race Relations (out of print) Alan M. Osur (1986). This volume deals with the problems of race relations in the Army Air Forces, including protests and riots provoked by discrimination, and the role of black pilots in the Mediterranean.
U.S. to pay “forgotten” Filipino World War II veterans
More than 60 years after reneging on a promise to the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the United States during World War II, the U.S. government will soon be sending out checks to the few who are still alive.
Wings Across America
Stories of the WASP of WWII, the first women to fly America’s military aircraft.