Saturday, April 29, 2006

American Merchant Marine at War

American Merchant Marine at War is a website dedicated to a service often misunderstood and neglected in genealogical research. Since the commission of privateers during the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Merchant Marine has been involved in every major conflict in American history. This site gives historical background, and information on obtaining service records and records of medals and decorations. Casualties from World War II are listed, including mariners killed in action and taken prisoner. Queries may be posted by those looking for shipmates. The FAQs are excellent, and shouldn't be missed.