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Cronenberg, Allen. Forth To The Mighty Conflict: Alabama and World War II. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1995.
Describes Alabama's homefront and battlefront contributions to the war that shaped America more than any event since the Civil War and discusses the impact of the war on the state.
Davis, Benjamin O. Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: An Autobiography. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Memoir of Gen. Davis, combat commander of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Dryden, Charles W. A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997.
Memoir of one of the Tuskegee aviators, Lt. Col. Dryden.
Ennels, Jerome A. and Wesley Phillips Newton. The Wisdom of Eagles: A History of Maxwell Air Force Base. Montgomery: Black Belt Press, 1997.
Discusses one of Alabama's important military training facilities.
Jakeman, Robert J. The Divided Skies: Establishing Segregated Flight Training at Tuskegee, Alabama, 1934-1942. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1992.
Describes black aviation pioneers and the building of the Tuskegee Army Air Field.
McGee Val L. The Origins of Fort Rucker. Ozark, Ala.: Dale Co. Historical Society, 1987.
Discusses another of Alabama's important military training facilities.
Thomas, Mary Martha. Riveting and Rationing in Dixie: Alabama Women and the Second World War. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1987.
An authoritative account of Alabama's important role in war production and the significance of women in the wartime workforce, especially in Mobile, Childersburg, and Huntsville.
Sledge, Eugene B. With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa. 1981; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Memoir of a Mobile native who fought in two of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific theater. Regarded as World War II's best combat memoir. Readers should be aware that this book contains vivid accounts of revolting atrocities and gruesome combat.