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Chester W. Bailes papers

 Collection — Container: 14.0031 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0031

Scope and Contents

Chester W. Bailes served as a 4th Grade technician in the US Army 1st Armored Division during World War II. He was first sent to Ireland, before participating in the North Africa invasion, Sicily, and Anzio during the invasion of Italy, where he spent the rest of the war. His collection includes a few letters, publications relating to his unit written after the war, Time, Stars and Stripes, and Yank Magazines, as well as a number of pamphlets and military-published books relating to World War II.


  • Created: 1942-2007
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2014


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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Chester W. Bailes was born on September 11, 1915 in Sanford, Florida, though he spent most of his life in Kentucky. He married Georgia Line Bailes before the war. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1945. While in the Army, he served in Ireland, North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He worked for Broadway Chevrolet in Grayson County, Kentucky before his retirement. He died at 90 years old on January 31, 2006.


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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.

Source of Acquisition

Ralph O. Fullerton, Sr.

Method of Acquisition


Chester W. Bailes papers
Allyson Gates
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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