Is there such a site on the web? I would love to know when and where my uncles fought in WW2.
Where you can get the information? No… I’m afraid not… at least nothing official… or particularly reliable.
There are sources from which next of kin (parents, wives, brothers, sisters, maybe children) can get information. But a nephew… nope. Official records are protected the privacy act. It could be that your mom or dad (whichever is a sibling of your uncles) might be able to get the information.
Other than that, if you know units with which they served, you (or your mom or dad… whichever is a sibling) might contact those units… in writing… stating your relationship, the reason of your inquiry, and the information requested. No promises.
Less formally, you might contact your local FVW, or nearest Veterans Home. Believe me, these are shots in the dark. The WW II Vets are going fast. And a lot of them, while still here physically, aren’t too functional mentally. I live in a Veterans Home… and some of them have a hard time remembering to dress before going outside. Heck, some of us from the Vietnam-era seem to be losing synapses rapidly.
on: 24th November 09