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Charles Harold Martin papers

 Collection — Box: 09.0086-Box 1
Identifier: 09.0086

Content Description

First Sergeant Charles H. Martin Served with the 3848th Quartermaster Truck Company in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater for 16 months as a clerk. The collection includes Martin's three honorable discharge certificates, Enlisted Reserve Corps Qualification and Availability Questionnaire, and Separation Qualification Record. Also within this collection is Martin's personal copy of photograph album "A Yank's Memories of Calcutta" by Clyde Waddell. This album includes captioned photographs of important buildings, streets, and religious culture of the citizens of Calcutta, India.


  • 1944-1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 2009-06-03
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-04


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Charles Harold Martin

Charles Harold Martin was born on August 25, 1915. He served as a First Sergeant in the United States Army from 1943-1956. His army service spanned three separate terms, ranging from October 1943-January 1956, and included 3 years of federal service and 5 years of of reserve service. During his time he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Martin was a Methodist Christian. He was married to Pauline Martin, and had children Linda and Charles W. Martin. Martin passed away on December 3, 1990.

Clyde Waddell

Clyde Wadell was born in Houston, Texas in 1916 where he worked as a press photographer. From 1943-1945 he served as "personal press photographer" to commander of the Allied forces, Lord Mountbatten, in Southeast Asia. In this time he took several pictures of Calcutta and compiled these photographs into the album "A Yank's Memories of Calcutta." Upon returning to Houston at the end of the war, he continued taking pictures and was in the insurance business. He never married. He passed away in 1997.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder (7 documents) 1 photograph album ) : government documents (certificates, records) black and white photographs

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Charles Harold Martin papers
Mallory Malman
November 11, 2019
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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