Spotlight: Christmas During WWII

In honor of the holiday season, the Unwritten Record presents Navy, Army, Marine, and Air Force (AAF) photographs that highlight the various ways in which service members spent Christmas between the years 1941 and 1944.

Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy

Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer

Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps

Record Group 342: Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations

All of the photographs included in this blog post are held and maintained by the NARA Still Picture unit. The images presented within this blog post are free of copyright restrictions and as such, the photographs may be used without permission. Should you wish to use any of the photos included here, we simply ask that the images are cited using our photo ID numbers. The following are examples of preferred credit lines:

National Archives photo no. 80-G-32500

Credit National Archives (photo no.  127-N-72376)

Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 342-FH-3A-14327-123806AC

National Archives (111-SC-202199)

3 thoughts on “Spotlight: Christmas During WWII

  1. WWII was indeed the deadly event happened in the past, these old pics really depressing that how they celebrate Christmas, in the sadden moment!

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