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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Missing in Action

Historical Photography:

National Collection of Aerial Photography

The National Collection of Aerial Photography is one of the largest collections of aerial imagery in the world, containing tens of millions of images featuring historic events and places around the world.


WWII Aircraft Consultation and Blueprints:

AirCorps Aviation

AirCorps Aviation specializes in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage WWII aircraft, which include plane blueprints, consultation and a passion for WWII aircraft like no other! 


WWI and WWII Historian/Interpreter:

Ms. Danielle Roubroeks

Region: Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, and specifically the north of France and west of Germany.

“Living in Belgium I am a passionate WWI - WWII historian doing extensive research into mainly American and Commonwealth soldiers that are buried or commemorated in Europe.  I try to piece together their military life, this is hard but very rewarding work, sometimes it takes years to write one bio but its worth so much to their families. Behind every name on a headstone or on a wall of the missing has its own story.

I work also as a volunteer photographer for the British War Graves and Australian War Graves Project and therefore attend all the ceremonies from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the rededication and burial services.

I also adopted several American and Australian war graves, attend the memorial ceremonies, put flowers a few times a year so you could say I am the connection between the families back home that will never be able to visit their relatives last resting place and the soldier buried in Europe.”

Arthur H. Robinson Map Library

The Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, a unit of the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, serves a wide range of users from academic and non-academic communities. The library is located in Science Hall and is named after Professor Arthur H. Robinson, the well-known cartographer who taught on campus from 1945 to 1980. We are open to the public, and encourage Wisconsin residents and visitors to make use of our valuable collections.  Map Library holdings include ~280,000 maps and ~260,000 historic jaime martindaleaerial photos of Wisconsin. The collection contains only about 900 books and other bound volumes — mainly gazetteers, atlases, soil surveys, Wisconsin plat books, and other reference materials. Other physical materials include smaller collections of international aerial photography, nautical and aviation charts, globes, 3-D relief models, and wall maps.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital geospatial datasets represent most of the library’s digital collections. Data from Wisconsin government agencies, counties, and cities are archived in the library each year and is available for download via the GeoData@Wisconsin geoportal.