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Lyle Salisbury transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0122 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0122

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of an oral history interview with Lyle Salisbury who served with the 537th Engineer Light Pontoon Company during World War II in the European Theater from 1944 to January 1946.

He describes seeing the small Regen and Cham concentration camps. He also discusses the camaraderie with German civilians after the war was better than it was with the French.


  • Created: 1942-1946
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944
  • 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

Lyle Salisbury served in the U.S. Army from July 9, 1943, to January 12, 1946, in the European Theatre of Operations. His basic training was concentrated in Gainesville, Texas, to be an engineer. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge, made bridges to cross the Seine, Moselle, Metz, Saar, and Rhine Rivers, and went through Austria to beat the Russians to Berlin. Salisbury trained at Camp Grueber in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the U.S. Army, where he served in General Patton's Third Army. His unit landed in France 36 Days after D-Day (D + 36). He participated in the breakthrough at St. Lo, fought at Metz, and his unit went as far as Linz, Austria. Ultimately, they ended up at Wegschied, Germany at the war's end. Postwar he used the G.I. Bill in Illinois.


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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

Lyle Salisbury

Method of Acquisition


Lyle Salisbury transcript
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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