Factories and Shipyards

Industrial centers around the world built and maintained thousands upon thousands of ships, aircraft, vehicles, small arms, and other gears of war.

Military Bases and Fortifications

A selection of fortifications, airfields, naval ports, and other strategic positions important to offensive and defensive campaigns in WW2.

Government Buildings and Military Headquarters

Generals, admirals, and leaders of various titles conducted war from these facilities equipped with sophisticated communications equipment, features for safety, and in many cases prestige.

Prison Camps

For becoming prisoners of war, judged subversives, or simply being born of a certain ethnicity, countless of people were held captive at prison camps across the world.


A list of other types of facilities that held importance during the WW2 era.

List by Country

Use the dropdown menu above to list facilities by country.

List All Facilities

Use the link above to see a list of all facilities without filtering by category or country.

Facilities Interactive Map

Facility Section Founder: David Stubblebine
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, David Stubblebine

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