Roger Luther Peters papers
Scope and Contents
This collection relates to Private First Class Roger Luther Peters who served with the 1143rd Engineer Combat Group in the European Theater during World War II. The collection contains three short memoirs.
- Created: 1945-2007
- Other: Majority of material found in 1945, 2002, 2007
- Other: Date acquired: 05/21/2018
- Peters, Roger Luther (Person)
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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.
Biographical or Historical Information
Roger Luther Peters was born on August 24, 1923, in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa, to Luther Peters and Emelia C Larson (Peters). Peters entered the U.S. Army on December 11, 1942, in Iowa City, IA. He served with the 1143rd Engineer Combat Group in Europe under the Ninth Army.
Most notably, in November 1944, the 1143rd was tasked with supervising the Army Stream Crossing School that taught the necessary skills for units in preparation for the Rhine River crossing. In order to train units for this operation, the school was established on the Maas River in the vicinity of Roermond and Maeseyck. The school taught all skills required from construction of bridges to operation of all watercraft to be utilized. The school operated continuously until March 1945 when the allies began crossing the Rhine River. In the spring and summer of 1945, the 1143rd was also attached to the British 2nd Army and the 18th Airborne Corps. In late 1945, the 1143rd was stationed in the Department of Marne, France. Peters continues to live in Nebraska. SOURCE:
Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and Koch, IV, Richard P. 2014. Combat Engineers of World War II: Lessons on training and Mobilization. http://www.dtice.mil/docs/citations/ADA611890.
Language of Materials
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Source of Acquisition
Robert A. Peterson (Cousin of Roger Luther Peters)
- Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Epernay (France) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Marne (France)
- Red Oak (Iowa) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Rhine River Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
- Wittenberg (Halle, Germany) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists--France Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Engineering and construction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Roger Luther Peters papers
- Michael G. Kasper
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