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United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Robert L. Wilson transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0130 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0130
Scope and Contents

The Sergeant Robert L. Wilson transcript describes his experiences as a truck driver in the 63rd Infantry Division in France and Germany during World War II. Wilson describes his basic training, the poor leadership among his officers, the backgrounds of his comrades, German civilians, traveling from city to city, losing supplies, the Allied victory, seeing Dachau, the Nuremberg Trials, coming home, and resuming his education at Duke University.

Dates: Created: 1939-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1939-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/23/2006

Bascom Walden Sparkman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0019
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Bascom Walden Sparkman who served with Service Company, 753rd Tank Battalion, in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, and Germany during World War II. The 753rd served as a detached unit assigned as armored support for both the 36th and 45th Infantry Divisions.  The collection includes letters sent from Sparkman to his wife Eleanor and his family.  Letters from his family to Sparkman are also included.  Furthermore, the collection includes documents, unit newspapers, diaries, postcards, personal items carried by Sparkman, and artifacts.

Dates: 1942-1975; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/29/2018

Werner Wisian manuscript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box 11 (98.0224-98.0246), Folder: 98.0241 - Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0241
Scope and Contents The Werner Wisian manuscript includes detailed descriptions of Private Wisian's time as a member of the 5th Army, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry. He served in the Mediterranean Theater in Italy, and spent over a year as a prisoner of war in various prisoner of war camps such as Stalag IIIB. His 24 page manuscript includes correspondence with a Russian prisoner of war and information on the Texas National Guard. His 1995 manuscript covers topics such as life during basic training, specific actions in combat, life as a prisoner of war, and personal reflections on the war. Also included are facts taken from the Official 36th Infantry...
Dates: Created: 1940-1995; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/1999

William Chaddock papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box 2 (05.0032-05.0060), Folder: 05.0043 - Folder 1
Identifier: 05.0043
Scope and Contents This collection concerns William C. Chaddock, who served in Company F, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division during World War II. The collection consists of letters and documents relating to William Chaddock's court-martial for assault in May of 1945, as well as his subsequent attempt to gain clemency. Most of the collection's letters are from William Chaddock to his brother, Richard. The collection also contains correspondence between Richard Chaddock and Senator Wayne Morse, Senator C. Douglass Buck, Senator James M. Tunnell, the office of the Secretary of War, and several US Army officers. The collection also includes several references to Resolution 195, Senator Wayne...
Dates: Created: 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/07/2005

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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy 2
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American 2
Basic training (Military education) 1
Camp Bowie (Brown County, Tex.) 1
Camp Breckinridge (Ky.) 1