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Robert H. Cardinell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 99.0668

Scope and Contents

Second Lieutenant Robert H. Cardinell served with the 65th Infantry Division in Europe during the latter part of the Second World War and the occupation forces afterward. The collection includes two manuscripts. One is entitled "65th Infantry Division." The other is titled "Battle of Struth-Roscus at Dorna." The manuscript contains recollections of the Struth-Dorna battles fought on 7 April 1945. It also contains an account and photos of a return visit to Dorna in 1988 by several members of the division. Also, the manuscript gives an account of the battles by a German participant. Both manuscripts are both about the 65th Infantry Division in the European Theater (ETO).


  • Created: 1945-1988
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/03/1999


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

Robert H. Cardinell was headquartered in Linz, Austria, near the Enns River in the European Theater. As his unit entered the war very late, it was involved more in occupation than in battles. They occupied North central Austria. Because of their close proximity to it, the 65th had an opportunity to witness Mauthausen Concentration Camp shortly after it had been liberated. The 65th came late to the war and was thus involved in only four major battles. These were at Saalatern, Struth-Dorna, Regensburg, and Passau.


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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

Robert Cardinell

Method of Acquisition


Robert H. Cardinell papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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