The World War II History Project

“Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.”

2240 Encinitas Blvd. Suite D14
Encinitas, CA 92024


WWII Research Services

US and European Archives

Records Research

Personnel files, flight records, missing air crew reports, escape and evasion reports, death files, and much more....


Bomber and Fighter Mission Reports, Army After Action Reports, Unit Morning Reports, Naval Deck Logs....


Counterintelligence, Resistance, POW Camps, War Crimes, Gestapo and Nazi Party Membership, Secret Weapons....


We offer packages with a combination of individual participation, unit, and specialty records for your family member

European Battlefields

We will take you to the battlefields where your family member fought, hospitals where they recovered, and cemeteries where those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are honored

Consulting & Translation

We offer professors, universities, historians, documentary film makers and other professionals consulting & translation services

We are specialists

Our team speaks English, German, French, Flemish and Yiddish. We have decades of experience:

– conducting oral interviews with World War II veterans,

– touring WWII battlefields, crash sites, and historical locations,

– tenaciously uncovering WWII files for our clients in the:

  • US National Archives in College Park, MD
  • US Air Force Historical Research Agency in Maxwell AFB
  • US Library of Congress
  • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Archives
  • UK National Archives in Kew, London
  • German National Military Archives in Freiburg
  • Berlin Document Center

and regional archives throughout the US and Europe




Aaron Miller

Ph.D. History Candidate, Princeton University

It is no exaggeration to say that I am very lucky we met. As a PhD candidate with no experience in archival research, you shaped both my experience at the Archive, as well as my current research efforts. Not only did you offer critical insight as an experienced researcher, but you also took time away from your own efforts to introduce me to people and explain the inner workings of NARA II. Because of your expertise and generosity, I was able to navigate the body of documentary records within the National Archives and find the information I was looking for. Importantly, your assistance on my first day at NARAII allowed me to find the materials necessary to convince my committee that I had a viable dissertation -I will also note that your tutelage allowed me to teach a cohort of PhD-candidates here at Princeton how to conduct research at the Archives. Thank you.


Dr. Andrew Arthy

Author at Air War Publications

I've known Heather since 2013 through her work with The World War II History Project. In that time she has been an incredibly diligent military and oral historian, going to great lengths to contact and meet with surviving veterans of the Second World War. Given how few of those men and women remain, the work she is doing is of immense value to scholars of that conflict. She has demonstrated an excellent ability to track down these service personnel and conduct fascinating and revealing interviews with them. Her work ethic is impressive, and it's been a pleasure to help her with The World War II History Project.


Andrew D.

United Kingdom

I have used ww2historyproject on numerous occasions to find original WW2 material in American , British and German archives , and even to provide transalations. Heather has been assiduous in delivering good quality files, at reasonable rates, and I will continue to use this outfit whenever I need WW2 information. I have no hestitation in recommending ww2historyproject for archival research.


Steven Coates

Author, Helicopters of the Third Reich

I can happily recommend Heather's services. She is a pleasure to work with and has always followed my instructions to a tee, using her own initiative where relevant. She has built excellent relationships with the staff at NARA and is able to work at a good pace using her overhead scanner which in turn ensures an excellent quality output.


Dr. Ingo Zechner

Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) Vienna, Austria

Many thanks for your knowledgeable, meticulous, and efficient work which was of great help to us and our project!


Dr. Rachel Boaz

History Professor, Baldwin Wallace University

I’m a professor who cannot travel due to family obligations. Heather came highly recommended to me, and I have found her well-versed in navigating archival bureaucracies, finding sources, recommending others if need be, and carefully teasing out what is relevant to my research. Her fluent German is a particular asset; she has helped guide my translation of difficult passages. She has a remarkable knowledge of German military history, and is practically a source herself! Heather has accessed findings for me at the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, as well as the UK Archives in Kew, and all the while has been professional, with emails answered promptly, frequent Zoom calls, and reasonable charges worth every cent. She been an absolute joy to work with! I cannot recommend her services enough, and I will continue to procure them as my work evolves.


Laura Briggs


A big shout out to Heather Steele, who has been visiting NARA II College Park for over 12 years... I was fortunate to contract with Heather for her current visit to NARA II, and she found the "Gold" I have been seeking...