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Donald N. Duvick transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0111 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0111

Scope and Contents

Technician Fourth Grade Donald N. Duvick's oral history transcript describes his experiences as a company clerk with the 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, of the United States Army. His experiences in Germany as a non-combatant illustrate other roles soldiers were assigned during World War II.


  • Created: 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2006


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

Donald N. Duvick was born on December 18, 1924, in Sandwich, Illinois and spent much of his life before the war doing farm work. While at the University of Illinois, Duvick was drafted in June 1943. He enrolled in the Army Specialized Training Program but before he could finish he was taken out and sent to Camp Van Dorn for basic training with the 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B. He was chosen as a company clerk and arrived in Staffordshire, England in November of 1944. He completed more training and was sent to Bremen, Germany where he also helped rebuild damaged railroads and roads. Once the war ended he attended classes in France for a semester waiting for his discharge. He was discharged on April 6, 1946, as a Technician Fourth Grade. After the war, he returned to the University of Illinois and used the GI Bill to fund his education. Donald N. Duvick passed away on May 23, 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

Donald N. Duvick

Method of Acquisition

Reichelt Oral History Project

Donald N. Duvick transcript
Julianna Witt
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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