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WELCOME TO SKYLIGHTERS! Where the Latest Generation Meets the Greatest Generation!
(but what about the Forgotten Generation?)

   WANT TO KNOW WHAT THIS SITE IS ALL ABOUT? If you're "in the dark" when it comes to what a WW II searchlight battalion did, visit our Introduction. To find out why this site exists nearly 60 years after the end of the war, read our Dedication & Mission Statement.

FEATURED SECTIONS

WW II MAPS
THE
MAPROOM

Revisit all of the places you were in 1942-45. Fort Sheridan, Camp Davis, England, Omaha Beach, France, Belgium, Munich. Zoom in on the exploits of the 49th AAA Brigade in the ETO ... or visit the Cigarette Camps near Le Havre.

WW II PHOTO ALBUMS
THE WAR
IN PHOTOS

Skylighters boasts over 2,000 World War II photographs in dozens of collections, many never published before. Check out a new Photo of the Day every weekday ...

THE EQUIPMENT
AAA EQUIPMENT
& HOW IT WAS USED

800 million candlepower searchlights and top-secret radar sets were just some of the cutting-edge tools of the antiaircraft trade. Find out how searchlights and radar were used by the "Moonlight Cavalry" on the battlefield 60 years ago ...

THE BARRACKS WALL
THE
PINUPS

WOW!: Where can you find over 1000 pieces of 1940s cheesecake? Why, in the Skylighters WW II pinup galleries, of course. Start with Rita & Company — The Gorgeous Girls We Brought to War, featuring nearly 500 of the most beautiful pinups of the war years ...

HOT STOPS

THE NIGHT FIGHTERS
THE NIGHT
FIGHTERS

Find out more about the legendary "Black Widows" the 225th helped countless times during 1944-45. George Hoover's 425th NFS Photo Gallery can only be found here ...

REUNION CENTER
REUNION INFO
CENTER

The 2004 Reunion was held May 20-23 at the Friar Tuck Resort in Catskill, NY. Check the site this winter for 2005 Reunion news ...

MEMORIAL PLAQUE
225th MEMORIAL
PLAQUE

Three plaques finally in place! Memorials to the 225th have been placed in England, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia ...

ANTWERP X
ANTWERP
X

The battle waged by American AAA units against the Nazi buzz bomb in 1944-45 is one of the great moments in antiaircraft history! Recently uncovered documents will appear here soon ...

SPECIAL SECTIONS

These special sections provide context for the WW II experiences of the 225th!(key-shaped icons indicate sections requiring a password)
Daily Photo: 2004 | pre-2004 | of the Week (Pt. I) | of the Week (Pt. II)WW II Picture Archive (contributions welcome)
WW II Quotations PageThe Red Ball Express Page
The Virtual GIThe Nose Art Browser
Random WW II Quotation  The Hammer of Hell: The History of AAA in WW II
Christmas During Wartime: 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | Virtual CardFree Tributes for WW II Veterans
The George S. Patton Photo Gallery  Free Memorial Pages for Deceased Veterans
WW II Poster of the WeekAn Ernie Pyle Reader
The YANK Magazine PageBombers Over Germany
Retro Ad Art of the War YearsDisney At War
A Tribute to the GIA V-J Day Primer
Aces of the ETOWW II Glossary
Random WW II Comic PostcardVictory in Europe (May 8, 1945)
Comic Art of World War IIA Veteran's Day Primer
The WW II Music PageMemorial Day Photo Page | Memorial Day 2004
The WASPsA Tale of Three Uncles
Roof Over BritainThe Queen Mary Page
Yanks in BritainThe WW II Encyclopedia
The "Sausage Camps"Gros-Raden
Troopship Crossing Logs  Châteauroux-Déols
U.S. Army Ranks in WW IIU.S. Unit Insignia in WW II
The Cigarette Camps Near LeHavreThe City Camps Near Reims
The Victory Ships  The Virtual Footlocker
The Liberty Ships  World War II Locations Then & Now
The GI Scrapbook  The WW II Movie Quiz
Aviation Engineers in the ETOThe WW II Poster Browser
Radio in World War II  Military Information Locator
The Pearl Harbor Primer  Serials of the War Years  
The Fabulous Forties  The Home Front  
World War II ChronologyLittle Known Facts About WW II
World War II ClipartWorld War II Time Capsule
Long Island During WW II, including Camp HeroRegister of Other WW II AAA Sites
World War II JukeboxEarn This! A Memorial Day Essay
Weapons of WarWhere Were You in Forty-Two?
V-E Day Page | V-E Day 2004Remember D-Day + 60 Years!












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10/15/96
Version
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Last Updated
6/16/04
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