Edward Biedricki II collection
Scope and Contents
The Edward Biedricki II collection contains assembled documents and ephemera from members of the 4th Armored Division, specifically the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion. This includes two books regarding the actions of the 4th Armored Division and the 3rd Army in Europe, official documents from the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion headquarters describing the actions of the unit across the European theater, pages from the McClellan Cycle newspaper that was distributed around Fort McClelland, and personal letters to members of the division after the war. The Edward Biedricki II collection does not represent the experiences of one single soldier of the unit, it instead is made up of documents assembled by the unit's membership after the war and contains references to how the war in Europe and, more specifically, how the 4th Armored Division have been commemorated and remembered both during and after the war in Europe.
- Created: 1943-1993
- Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945
- Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2008
- Biedricki, Edward II (Person)
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
The 4th Armored Division first saw action in the battle for France, landing on Utah Beach on the Normandy coast on July 11, 1944. The division would cut through central France and into Germany through the Alsace region over the latter half of 1944 before being recalled to relieve the forces defending Bastogne during the German army's winter assault upon Belgium. The 4th Armored played a crucial role in the fight for Germany as they cut a swathe southward through German defenses, nearly reaching the Austrian border before entering Czechoslovakia. After VE Day, the Division spent several months occupying portions of Germany.
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
Edward Biedricki II
Method of Acquisition
- Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fort McClellan (Ala.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tank warfare--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army--History--World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th
- United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th--History--Maps. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th. Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. European Theater of Operations
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States--4th Armored Division Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Tank warfare Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Edward Biedricki II collection
- Jacob Groh
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