Records Relating to World War II | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs
The American Field Service (AFS) was reactivated in 1939 at the start of the Second World War under the leadership of Director General Stephen Galatti. American volunteers drove ambulances in France, North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, Germany, and India and Burma. The 2,196 men of AFS served alongside French, British, Polish, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and South African troops and carried over 700,000 casualties by the end of World War II.
Record Group 2 includes official correspondence, diaries and letters of ambulance drivers, identification cards, maps, negatives, lantern slides, photographs and photographic albums, films, unit rosters, sailing records, personnel files, military apparel, memorabilia, official war diaries, and scrapbooks related to the involvement of AFS in World War II.