Raymond F. Bricker papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Raymond F. Bricker conducted by David Gregory on April 17, 1999. It details his time in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945. Raymond F. Bricker served with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.
- Created: 1940-1944
- Other: Date acquired: 06/22/1999
- Bricker, Raymond F., 1915-2001 (Family)
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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
Raymond F. Bricker served as a Technician, Fifth Grade (Sergeant) in the Army during World War II. Raymond resided in Kosciusko County, Indiana before enlisting on June 10, 1941. At the time of enlistment, Raymond was 26 years old, had 4 years of high school education and was single, without dependents. Two years later, Raymond was captured by the Germans while serving in Sicily and was sent to Stalag 17B near Krems, Austria where 3,219 other American POWs were held. Raymond's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on July 11, 1943, and the last report was made on July 21, 1945. Based on these two reports, Raymond was imprisoned for at least 741 days (2 years and ~1 months). The average duration of imprisonment was 363 days. Ultimately, Raymond was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated. He served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and received the Purple Heart after being shot in the foot.
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
Raymond F. Bricker
Method of Acquisition
- Fort Benning (Ga.)
- Fort Bragg (N.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Prisoners of war--Austria Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Prisoners of war--Austria--History--20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Prisoners of war--Europe--Interviews Subject Source: Local sources
- Prisoners of war--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army
- United States. Army Ground Forces.
- United States. Army--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Airborne Division, 82nd
- United States. Army. European Theater of Operations
- United States. Army. Mediterranean Theater of Operations
- World War, 1939-1945--Africa Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa--Maps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Raymond F. Bricker papers
- Craig Whittington
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