Thousands of Portuguese emigrated to the United States of America at the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century.
The largest communities were - and still are - found in the New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and California areas.
Many Portuguese born or descendants of Portuguese citizens served in the US armed forces throughout World War II.
In this section of "Portugal 1939-1945" we tell the stories of the Portuguese or Portuguese-descendants who fought in the ranks of the North American Armed forces.
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Know their stories: