The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

U.S. War Brides Passenger List

These names were added to my listing by the war brides or family member. It is not a complete list. If you would like I would be happy to add your war bride/groom to my listing.
Email address below:

If you would like to know the date and name of the ship or airline of your family member please email me with as much information you can fill below.

What I need from You!

* Ship Name or Airline, if known -
* Passenger's Name at time of travel -
* Name of children traveling with war bride -
* Year of birth of passengers, is important! Many war brides have the same names. -
* Date of departure, if known -
* Hometown of Bride and Hometown of Groom or from where they traveled to.

I will reply and let you know if I have any information.
NOTE: According to US National Archives records; in 1951 the Department of the Army destroyed all passenger lists, manifests, logs of vessels and troop movements during war time.

For a small fee of $10 I will research the manifest of ships and airlines and send you all copies of pages where your name was found.
Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope with the above information to:
Michele Thomas
513 Dunmore Place Ct.,
St. Charles, MO 63304.
If you have any questions you may email me at Michèle
This fee helps me keep my website up and running. Thank you for your support.

To View Passenger Listing, Photo and additional information, click the ship's name.
Airlines Alexander Patch Algonquin America
Aquitania Argentina Arongi Blanche F. Sigman
Brazil Bridgeport Britannia Buckner
Cristobal David C. Shanks Edmund B. Alexander Ernie Pyle
Fred Ainsworth Geiger Gen. C.C. Ballou Gen.Daniel P. Sultan
Gen. R. M. Blatchford Gen. Hugh J. Gaffey Gen. Geo. W. Goethals Gen. John Pope
Gen. Mann Gen. Maurice Rose Gen. Thomas H. Barry Gen. Zulout
Cornelius Gilliam Gripsholm Henry Gibbins Holbrook
Ile de France Jarrett M. Huddleston John Ericsson Letitia
Lurline Lykes Marine Falcon Marine Flasher
Marine Phoenix Mariposa Matsonia Mauritania
Gen. R.E. Callan Meigs Mercy Monterey
Permanente President Tyler Queen Elizabeth Queen Mary
R.E. Koontz Santa Paula Saturnia Sea Star
Stewart Uruguay Venezuela Volcano
Vulcania Wakefield Washington Zebulon B. Vance
Unknown James Parker Gen. C. H. Muir Gen. Taylor
Add your love one's name today! Names are added daily!
Schedule of some ships leaving with war brides

History About Ellis Island -
1938-1945 After the U.S. entered the war in December 1941, Ellis Island served primarily as a detention center for alien enemies, those considered to be inadmissible and others. By 1946, approximately 7000 aliens and citizens, with German, Italian, and Japanese people comprising the largest groups, were detained at Ellis Island. The detainees became so numerous that the immigration functions had to be transferred to Manhattan for lack of room. Ellis Island was also used as a hospital for returning wounded servicemen and by the United States Coast Guard, which trained about 60,000 servicemen there.
1946 Following the decommissioning of the Coast Guard Station, Ellis Island remained in use primarily as a detention center for aliens whose status was questioned.
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