2. Weltkrieg /
World War II
 

Listed diaries of Allied Forces

American Forces (22) <link>

Australian Forces (1) <link>

Britisch Forces (7) <link>

Canadian Forces (5) <link>

Dutch Forces (2) <link>

New Zealand Forces (x) <link>

French Forces (1) <link>

Polish Forces (x) <link>

Listed diaries of  Axis Forces

German Forces (11) <link>

Italian Forces (1) <link>

Japanese Forces (1) <link>

American Forces         <top>

Robert H. Allison 

http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/bunker/6807/page1.html
english
1941- 1945
Memoirs of Robert H. Allison a World War II U.S. Navy fighter pilot.

Will S. arnett 

http://www.greenshouse.com/Seaton_Diary_files/index.htm
english
1942- 1943
War diary of Will S. Arnett in a B-17 in North Africa during the Second World War. "My Diary while overseas in the European Theatre of Operations, England, and North Africa, respectively, with the 301st Heavy Bombardment Group, and the 419th Bombardment Squadron."

Harmon L. Buckley 

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~michael.p.may/harmonbuckley
english
1943
This web site is a collection of letters, photographs, articles, and other documents about Harmon Buckley, who was killed in action at Salerno, Italy during World War II.

Lloyd H. Bunting 

http://www.bunting.com.au/vj60
english
1941 1- 1945
Lloyd H Bunting Jr is a veteran of the Pacific War with 47 B-24 combat missions.  His recollections of the Pacific War, especially its commencement at Pearl Harbour, are set out below. Memoir including description of a B-24 combat mission to Palau in June 1944.

Donald Maurice Brener

http://members.aeroinc.net/breners/buckswar/index.html
english
1944 - 1945
PFC Donald "Buck" Brener served in the U.S. Eight Army Division in World War II from late 1944 until the end of the war. Includes photos of Buck and his buddies and a short description of the Battle of the Huertgen Forest.

Bud Bridges

http://www.indianamilitary.org/106ID/Units/BridgesBud.html
english
1939 - 1945
Biographical background and life as a P.O.W. in the German camp.

Gordon H. McDaniel site as provided a link to war-diary.com

http://www.ace1945.com
english
1945
The story of Captain Gordon H. McDaniel including photographs.

Walter McELVAINS 

http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/mcelvain
english
1943- 1945
Letters home from an American soldier describing his experiences in the Allied invasion of France and Germany.

Gardner L. friedlander

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~memoirs/index.htm
english
1940 - 1945
The memories of Gardner L. Friedlander: THE EARLY DAYS OF RADAR - Secrets and my Recollections of World War II.

Rube Garret 

http://www.gnt.net/~jrube/
english
1942
An eyewitness account of the Battle of Guadalcanal from one of the Marines who fought there.

Melvin W. Johnson  

http://www.privateletters.net
english
1942 - 1944
Personal correspondence, regimental and personal documents, and galleries of photographs.

Bruce JohnsTon  

http://lancasterdiary.net
english
1944
A website that chronicles the training and tour of operation for Lancaster bomber pilot, Bruce Johnston, through the diary he kept during his time with the RCAF in 1944.

N. J. "Dusty" Kleiss

http://www.burtonia.com/ww2/kleiss/
english
1942
A dive bomber pilot's personal recollections of the battle of Midway.

Alf R. Larson

http://www.bataansurvivor.com
english
1939 - 1945
Personal account of a veteran's World War II experiences on Bataan and Corregidor and the rigors of captivity inflicted by the soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.

Dennis M. Parker

http://www.checkertail.com
english
1943 - 1945
This site contains the World War II Logbook of Dennis M. Parker, a U.S. pilot and prisoner of war.  It details his daily activities from basic training until the time of his capture.  In addition, memorabilia and photos collected from the war are also displayed on the site.

William T.  paull 

http://www.sihope.com/~tipi/marine.html
english
1936 - 1945
The memoirs of William T. Paull, USMC, in the Pacific Theater.

Harold F. plank 

http://www.haroldplank.com
english
1944 - 1945
A personal account of by Harold F. Plank who fought on many battlefronts including Pointe du Hoc on D-day and the Battle of the Bulge.

Arthur pranger 

http://www.private-art.com
english
1943 - 1946
A collection of letters written by Pvt. Arthur Pranger, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, during WWII.

Lawson E. Reichard

http://www.worthpoint.com/wwii-diary/lt-reichards-wwii-diary-will-seippels-introduction
english
since 1943 
Transcriped diary of  Lt. Lawson F. Reichard, a young man with an artistic eye and a gift for writing, who kept a diary from 1943 to 1945, which captures the daily life of a Lieutenant during World War II in the states and in Europe.

James E. Rung

http://www.geocities.com/missy092869/dad.htm
english
1944
Detailed mission information and personal comments about each mission from James E. Rung's logbook of missions during World War II.

Roland H. Vogt 

http://www.unisrv.net/realheroes
english
1944 - 1945
Site dedicated to Lt. Col Vogt and all D-Day and World War II veterans, with collections of his stories, memoirs, and other information.

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http://www.webbuild.net/BeforeTaps
english
1940 - 1944
The story of an infantryman in the US 1st Division in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy during World War II in excerpts. The main character in the book, a first class private, served with the 18th Regiment of the 1st Division from the time he enlisted in the army in 1940 until he was killed in action on June 9, 1944.

Australian Forces        <top>

J.B. Moody  

http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/idriessi/wogdog
english
1945
The diary of J.B. Moody, Private VX13091, tells the story of a dog's adventures with the men of the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete, and Palestine.

Britisch Forces        <top>

Ian Henry Duncan 

http://www.fernsduncan.com/powlog
english
1942 - 1945
These pages are dedicated to the memory of my father who kept a war log/ diary detailing his experiences as a POW of both the Italians and the Germans during World War 2.

Peter Dungey  

http://uk.geocities.com/williamfdungey/petersdiary/petersdiary.html
english
1942 - 1945
Transcribed diary of Trooper Peter Dungey of 44th Royal Tank Regiment.

Tom Fletcher

http://www.macksites.com
english
1939 - 1945
True stories of civilian life in wartime England, written by Tom Fletcher and Patricia Hardy, with pictures, newsreel clips and sounds from the period.

J. P. H. Guy 

http://freespace.virgin.net/guy.etchells/WarDiaries.htm
english
1940 -1944 

Diaries from his letters home: Norway 1940, France-Belgium 1944 and letters from his father to his Company Commander after he was killed in action 29/09/1944.

John Priscott  

http://glenroy.freeservers.com
english
1940 -1941 
Personal account of petty officer John Priscott while serving from 1940 to 1941 in the Mediterranean theatre including photos.

Ralph S.  Robson 

http://www.ralphrobson.co.uk
english
1941 -1945
Eye witness account of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse by Ralph Stobart Robson, Signalman in the British Royal Navy.

Kenneth Taylor

http://www.patricktaylor.com/war-diary-1
english
1944 
Kenneth Taylor, the Signals Officer in the 6th Battalion of Green Howards, in the Allied Expeditionary Force which landed in Normandy in northern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Battalion was in the initial early-morning assault on Gold Beach. Kenneth kept a (more or less) daily diary of his experiences as his unit advanced north-eastwards across France, through Belgium, and eventually reached Nijmegen in Holland on 24 September.

Canadian Forces        <top>

Ernest E. Allen 

http://seawaymall.com/eallen
english
1939 - 1945
World War II, Liberator pilot, Ernest Allen details herein his memoirs of service on the coastal command in the 59th Squadron for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in conjunction with the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Gordon Bannermann 

http://gordiebannerman.com/
english
1940 - 1946
A superb Online-diary of  Gordon Bannermann, who joined the Canadian Army at the age of 19, right after school

David K. Hazzard 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/dearsweetheart
english
since 1941 - THE BLOG IS NOT COMPLETED
A million young Canadians were marching off to risk their lives. One of them, David K. Hazzard, was separated from his beloved wife Audrey, but soon found a way to fight the loneliness – with his pen. He wrote hundreds of letters, beginning each the same way – 'Dear Sweetheart.' They are a riveting account of what he went through.

Maurice A. Parker

http://www.geocities.com/rcwpca
english
1941
An account of the company's action during the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941, from Major Maurice A. Parker's diary.

William Henry SMITH 

http://michaelwwii.wordpress.com/
english
July 21, 1941 to July 7, 1944
This blog is based on the World War II journal of William Henry Smith, a Private in the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Willy’s journal relates a fascinating and compelling story that has all of the elements of a classic literary piece relating how the horrors of the war cause the rapid maturation of a boy from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – all told in simple, straightforward, evocative, first-person prose. 

Dutch Forces        <top>

Bert BOCHOVE (civ.)

http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rescuers/book/Bochove/bertstory1.html
english
1939 - 1945
Personal life story mentions Hunger-winter, and helping out the Jews in Holland during World War II in The Netherlands.

Kees Vanderheyden (civ.)

http://timewitnesses.org/english/~kees.html
english, german
1939 - 1945
War stories which are the memories of a young Dutch boy living under the German occupation are told from the viewpoint of a child, in excerpts

New Zealand Forces        <top>

No diaries available

French Forces        <top>

Gaston EVe  

http://www.gastoneve.org.uk/wardiary.html
english, french
1940 - 1945
The memoirs of Gaston Eve, a Volunteer Nr. 1160 to the Free French Forces. Describing his journey from Africa to Hitler's Berghof.

Polish Forces        <top>

Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski (civ.)

http://www.bellumvobiscum.com
english
1939 - 1946
Memoirs of a Polish civilian caught up in the War.

Maria Skarbek (civ.)

http://www.mariasmemoirs.com
english
1916 - 1986
Memoirs of a Polish civilian from childhood, though WW2 until her time in Australia.

German Forces        <top>

Otto B.  

http://flaktraba.blogspot.com
german
1940
The diary covers mid-May to early July 1940 and was given to Leutnant Erwin Penke, by the author, "B.", in October 1941. B. served in the Flaktransportbatterien (Trabas) during World War Two.

Werner  BrAEHLER

http://www.ausmeinerzeit.de
german
1943-1945
Memories of W. Braehler, from RAD to Wehrmacht and russian captivity in pdf-download

Dr. Hans Deringer  

http://www.htl-steyr.ac.at/~holz/dachbod/deringer2/00-deringer2_inhalt.html
german
1941 -1945
Transcribed diary of Dr. Hans Deringer fighting in the war against Russia, with many deatils.

Werner Dubrau  

http://www.mulknitz.com/content_29.php
german
1943 -1946
Transcribed diary of Helmut Geigk who served in the Wehrmacht against Russia.

Helmut Geigk 

http://www.mulknitz.com/content_26.php
german
1941 -1945
Transcribed diary of Helmut Geigk who served in the Wehrmacht against Russia

Rudolf KLEIN  

http://www.rudolfklein.de
german
1942 -1948
Diary of a german soldier from his time being drafted to the Wehrmacht until his return as a POW from russian captivity.

Wilhelm Radkovsky

http://www.wilhelm-radkovsky.de
german
January 1940 - April 1945 
Transcribed diary of Lt. d. R. Wilhelm Radkovsky.

Gustave H. RoOsen 

http://www.gustave-roosen.de
german, english
1944 - 1945 
The story of a 16 year old Flakhelfer (anti-aircraft gunner) who served in a Flak-tower in Hamburg in 1944-45. Illustrated with pictures of the tower during the war and as it is today.

Werner Treins

http://www.lima-wiederladetechnik.de/Krieg/Tagebuch/Kriegstagebuch.html
german
1943 - 1944 
Transcribed diary of 30 years old school teacher Werner Treins, starting while being at home in Glees and ending at D-Day in a military hospital in Dubrovnik .

Hans Siegfried Werner    site as provided a link to war-diary.com    site is listed in war-diary.com TOP LIST

http://www.kriegstagebuch.info
german
since January 1943
Blog based on transcribed diary of  Hans Siegfried Werner.

Italian Forces        <top>

Oreste MAINA 

http://anitaliandeportee.org/
english, italian
since 1943 - 
Transcription and translation of a real diary written in 1943 by Oreste Maina during WWII, when he was torn from his family and small town in southern Italy and taken to Germany as a deportee along with many other Italians. Beginning on September 23rd 2008, the entries from his diary will be published on this blog on the exact day they were written many years ago.

Japanese Forces        <top> 

Genjirou Inui 

http://www.gnt.net/~jrube/Genjirou/cover.htm
english
1942 - 1943
'My Guadalcanal' is the story of the men of an anti-tank gun company who lived and died on the island with their duties. I was a platoon leader, a 2nd Lt. in the Japanese army. We had been there from August 30, 1942 to February 7, 1943.

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