Other Military History Museums

American GIs and New Zealand land girls during World War II
American GIs and New Zealand "land girls" during World War II. Original caption gives names as Private Arlen Olsen and Corporal Al Cartwright with Dorothy Penny and Lindsay Horwell of Pukekohe, NZ.

Indian women in traditional dress, cleaning and oiling spare parts for armored vehicles supplied under Lend-Lease, April 1943
Indian women in traditional dress, cleaning and oiling spare parts for armored vehicles supplied under Lend-Lease, April 1943.

Today in WW II: 3 May 1942 Japanese invasion of Tulagi, near Guadalcanal [3-4 May]. Invasion is successful and results in another Japanese military base.  More 
3 May 1944 Admiral Soemu Toyoda is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, replacing Fleet Admiral Mineichi Koga.
3 May 1945 German troops in Italy surrender, formally ending World War II in the Mediterranean.
3 May 1945 Reconquest of Burma essentially completed with the capture of Rangoon.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Military History -- Other Museums

This page covers museums located in parts of the world outside these areas:

American Memorial Park, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, honors the more than 5000 American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Museum includes indoor and outdoor displays of uniforms and equipment used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The museum is located at General Arturo Enrile Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. (Thanks to Frank Lopez for this suggestion.)
Artillery, Engineer and Signal Troops Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. The web site has been prepared as an unofficial display of selected material from the great museum, one of the largest military museums in the world.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is both a museum and a site of commemoration for New Zealanders lost at war. Domain Drive, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Inside the museum you can learn about the history of Hiroshima, its geography and the affects of the A-Bomb. The most important part of its exhibition is a collection of materials and goods which remained after the explosion. Located in the Peace Park, in central Hiroshima.
War Memorial of Korea. Built for the collection, preservation, and exhibition of various historical relics and records to the many wars fought to defend the country from foreign invasions. No. 8, 1-ka, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-ku, Seoul, Korea 140-021. warmemo@warmemo.co.kr

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