Free WWII Records on Fold3 Through May 15

By Diane Haddad

Historical records subscription site Fold3 is making its WWII content free through Friday, May 15, in observance of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

Free records include:

  • Interactive USS Arizona Memorial
  • “Old Man’s Draft” registration cards
  • Historical photos
  • war crimes case files
  • Army and Navy Judge Advocate General files
  • Holocaust records collection

… and others. Click here to see a list of WWII collection contents.

Click here to search Fold3’s World War II collection. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a free basic account before you can view a record. (I did run into a free trial signup a couple of times after modifying a search; if that happens, just return to the main WWII collection search page and run your search from there.)

Here’s Fold3’s blog post about this free records offer. If you have problems accessing the records, you can contact Fold3 here.