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


Our Work

Interviewing, conducting archival research, and touring battlefields


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 can help you find 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

Interpreting the Past

We assist you in understanding the documents we find

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.


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!

Our Veterans

A Small Sample
Sherwood Rangers Tank Regiment Regimental Dinner 2012 in Nottingham - Karl Friedrich Koenig - Heather Steele - Bert Jenkins

Charley Koenig & Bert Jenkins

Attending a Sherwood Rangers Tank Regiment Regimental Dinner in Nottingham with the last remaining British veterans and their German member, Charley Koenig

Christian von Lucke

Escorting Christian, a 16th Panzer Division Stalingrad veteran, to lunch in Hamburg

Panzer Commander Egmont Fortun


who fought under Rommel with 7th Panzer Division in France, and then through the Soviet Union, and after being wounded just outside of Moscow, with the 21st Panzer Division in Africa