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:

Pereira, Augusto

      Staff Sargeant US Army Unit –  95th Bomb. Grp. Birth place – Rhode Island Birth date –  25/ 05/1924 Death date – 11/ 12/1943 Father – António Rodrigues Pereira Mother – Maria Graça Pereira A member of the United States Army Air Corps, … Read More

Braz, Armindo

      Master-Sargeant US Army Unit –   Birth place – New Bedford Birth date –  19/ 02/1923 Death date – 06/ 12/2002 Father – John Braz Mother –  Born on February 19, 1923 in New Bedford, son of Portuguese parents, Armindo Braz was a … Read More