World War II Veterans Committee

A land, air, and sea invasion “the greatest ever undertaken by any nation in world history.” D-Day changed the course of history when Allied forces stormed the northern coasts of France to attack the Nazi advancement plaguing Europe. The rocky cliffs, shallow beaches, and vast airspace surrounding Normandy became filled with British, American and Canadian forces one early fateful morning.

About the WWII Veterans Committee

The World War II Veterans Committee got its start with the highly successful World War II Chronicles radio series. This series, hosted by the late Ed Herlihy – known as the “Voice of WWII” – became a big hit nationwide with over 500 stations carrying the weekly series in the 1990’s. Following the success of the series, the World War II veterans committee was launched and became our nation’s premier organization dedicated to the delivery of veterans stories through all forms of media.

The WWII Veterans Committee and its parent organization, the American Veterans Center, supports a wide range of programs including film, television, radio and publications in an effort to preserve the legacy of the World War II generation for current and future generations. For more information please visit the American Veterans Center at

The World War II Veterans Committee and American Veterans Center are projects of the American Studies Center, a 501(c)(3)non-profit educational foundation. Donations made to either organization are tax-deductible.

Iwo Jima: 70th Anniversary

Some of the greatest action of World War II was seen on a tiny island in the Pacific: Iwo Jima. The stories of Chuck Tatum, Don Mates, and Jim White exemplify courage and honor, proving that “uncommon valor” was indeed a common virtue on Iwo Jima.

The Story of the Doolittle Raid

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 left our nation in shock. While Americans on the home front were still trying to comprehend the horrible event, Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was determined to respond. With only sixteen B-25 bombers, Doolittle led a daring raid that originated fifty miles off Japan’s coast.

AVC Oral History: Lt. Col. Edward Saylor


Among the 80 men who took part in the legendary Doolittle Raid was Edward Saylor, a young engineer-gunner who volunteered to join Doolittle on his daring mission. On January 28, 2015, at the age of 94, Lt. Colonel Edward Saylor passed away. We had the honor of conducting this interview with Lt. Col. Saylor at the 2014 American Veterans Center Annual Conference. Please take a moment to watch Saylor’s story, and to remember his service and the service of his brave comrades.

World War II Curriculum

The World War II Veterans Committee’s comprehensive World War II Curriculum seeks to give high school teachers a valuable tool in teaching the true history of the Second World War. The curriculum is designed to preserve and document the legacy of the world’s greatest conflict in a way that is simple for teachers and engaging for students.

Get Your Doolittle Cap

This limited edition, commemorative Doolittle Raid ball cap is available for a one-time donation of $42.

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Heroes of WWII Calendar


Now available! The 2015 World War II Veterans Committee Commemorative Calendar!