Source Information

Ancestry.com. World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Young American Patriots. Richmond, VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946.

About World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945

This database is a collection of books compiled to preserve the lives of the American men and women who served in World War II. These books are arranged by state. Currently this database includes the volumes for:

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

Each book includes a short account of the War’s influence or affect on the state, which is then followed by biographies of the “Young American Patriots” from that state. The arrangement of the biographical section varies according to book. The biographies are either arranged alphabetically by name of serviceman for the entire state, or are listed alphabetically by county and then by name of serviceman. Some names and biographies were received too late to put in the alphabetical arrangement. These names appear at the end of the book.

The type of information that may be found in each biography includes:

  • Name of serviceman
  • Branch of military served in
  • A list of foreign countries and theaters served in
  • Birth date
  • Date and place entered service
  • Name of high school attended
  • Religious affiliation
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • A picture