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George Ronald Wiszneauckas collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0171

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to George Ronald Wiszneauckas who served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a Signal Officer for the 81st Infantry Division. This collection contains brochures from Camp San Luis Obispo, Camp Rucker, New Caledonia and other Pacific islands. The collection also includes newsletters from The Wildcat, a military newsletter, Japanese Naval binoculars, and military documents.


  • 1941-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-13


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

George Ronald Wiszneauckas was born on July 29, 1917 in Bowling Green, Missouri. Wiszneauckas graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1935 and received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1941. On June 15, 1941 Virginia Cook was united in marriage to George in a ceremony officiated by her grandfather the Reverend Orville Lee Cook. George Ronald Wiszneauckas was mobilized in the same year and attended the Signal Corps School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The 81st Signal Company was created and attached to the 81st Infantry Division, "The Wildcats," and received combat and desert training in Camp San Luis Obispo. The Wildcats were sent to the Pacific Theater in 1944 and participated in the Battle of Peleliu in the Palau Islands. Upon Japan's surrender, the 81st Division took on the role of occupation in Japan. George R. Wiszneauckas returns to America in 1946 and was discharged from the military in May of that year. George Ronald Wiszneauckas passed on April 20, 2004 in Raymore, Missouri. He is buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, KS.


2.25 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes (12x13) and a 1/4 Box )

1 items (Tripod)

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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.

George Ronald Wiszneauckas collection
Tyler Scott Linton
November 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US