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02. Institute on WWII and Human Experience

 Record Group
Identifier: 02

Found in 476 Collections and/or Records:

27th Troop Carrier Squadron Foundation papers

 Collection — Newsletters/Documents
Identifier: 02-00.0241
Scope and Contents This collection related to the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron includes a manuscript that consists of memoirs entitled "Freedom Rings," which were gathered from members of the Army's 27th Troop Carrier Squadron about their time in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The squadron was in the CBI Theater from 1942-1945. The squadron was involved in many Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and SACO (Sino-American-Cooperative-Organization) operations, including rescues and liberations of P.O.W.'s. The collection includes their veteran's association magazine/newsletters as well.
Dates: Created: 1942-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1948-1982; Other: Date acquired: 05/18/2002

385th Bomb Group Association collection

 Collection — Publication
Identifier: 02-18.0012
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.
Dates: Created: 1942-2015; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/23/2018

460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society papers

 Collection — Documents/Letters/ Official Reports
Identifier: 02-01.0046
Scope and Contents The collection of the 460th Heavy Bombardment Group Society contains a unit history of this B-24 U.S. Army Air Corps Group, 55th Wing, 760th, 761st, 762nd, 763rd Squadrons and Group Headquarters, which served in the Italian Campaign. This collection primarily focuses on the memory of the war and those who served in the 460th. Included is a listing of the airmen who were held as prisoners of war, including their squadrons, positions on the plane (e.g. pilot, gunner), the date, mission, and what country or stalag in which they were held. Also included is a booklet, "Remembering the 460th Bomb Group (H)," which contains photographs, personnel lists, and maps, and was prepared as a...
Dates: Created: 1943-2015; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2015

484th Bombardment Group Association papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02.0047
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that was assigned to the 5th Air Force and based in Torretta, Italy as a component of the Foggia Airfield Complex during World War II and assigned B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.  The materials contained in this collection were subsequently assembled during the post-war period by the 484th Bombardment Group Association.  The collection contains official reports, data sheets, statistics, newspapers, Missing Air Crew Reports, personal histories, photographs, and unit histories.
Dates: Created: 1939-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945

97th Bomb Group Reunion Association collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0601
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the 97th Bombardment Group which was based in England, Africa and Italy during World War II and the first operational bomb group in England in 1942. The collection contains documents (mostly photocopies) on missions, statements and statistics, three diaries, and newspaper articles. Their daily operations reports, narrative reports, and casualty reports detail their accomplishments and their losses. Included are a collection of videos, audio tapes, and microfilm. Included are copies of three personal diaries by Alex Blair, Jr., LeRoy Teschendorf, and Herman F. Lykins. Also included is an extensive photograph collection of flight crews, air fields, and...
Dates: 1942-2000; Majority of material found within approximately 1942-1945

Zelma D. Abarbanel collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0119
Content Description This collection refers to Zelma D. Abarbanel, who served as a Technician Fourth Grade with the WAC Second Detachment during World War II. Abarbanel worked as a stenographer and assistant for the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the Office of Weapons. The collection includes a transcript of an oral history interview, one letter, the military records of both Abarbanel and her husband, Milton Goldman Abarbanel, and several photographs depicting Abarbanel’s life as a WAC.
Dates: 1943-1945

Abraham Lifschitz collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-10.0016
Scope and Contents Abraham Lifschitz, a Polish native, served in the US Army from 1942-1945. He served in Europe with the 100th Infantry Division until the end of the war. Collection is 1/2 box of 7 folders containing military service records, wartime publications, a few religious articles, and brief correspondence with his neice, Roberta, who donated this collection. Additionally, Lifschitz's artifacts are housed in the Artifact Collections. They consist of a veteran hat and handkerchief from an unknown relative who served in WWI, as well as Lifschitz's unit patch, cigarette case, marksmanship badge, a bracelet of French francs, his dog tags, and a banner commemorating his unit's history.
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/08/2012

Donald and Portia Ackerman collection

 Collection — 03.0177 Box 1
Identifier: 02-03.0177
Content Description This collection relates to Donald and Portia Ackerman. Donald Ackerman served as a pilot on B-24 bombers with the 44th Bomb Squadron, 506th Bombardment Group, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and served during the Korean War.This collection contains an oral history transcript, artifacts, audio tapes, documents, letters, maps, pamphlets, and photographs relating to Donald and Portia Ackerman.
Dates: 1941-1990

Adolph Westheimer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0165
Scope and Contents Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes personal letters, government documents pertaining to his service, some postcards, tickets, papers with Japanese scripts, and Japanese artifacts. It also includes the oral history transcript of the Westheimer interview and manuscripts giving detailed descriptions and information on living conditions of Air Force members during the war in Japan. In addition, it includes the certificates of his physical conditions.
Dates: Created: 1932-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1999

Alan May papers

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: 02-01.0130
Scope and Contents Alan May served as a gunner on a B-24 Bomber with the 451st Bomb Group during World War II in Italy and was shot down during a mission to Ploesti, Romania, and became a POW.  May was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medals, 2 Presidential Unit Citations, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Included in this collection is a footnoted manuscript diary of missions.
Dates: Created: 1944-1944; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2001

Albert L. Haggerty papers

 Collection — Oral History Transcript/ Documents
Identifier: 02-00.0224
Scope and Contents This collection consists on a series of papers focused on Albert "Al" Haggerty and the "Three Feathers"  B-24 Liberator Bomber he was assigned as crew chief during World War II. The "Three Feathers" bomber belonging to the 726th Bomber Squadron, 451st Bombardment Group. Documents in the collection include Haggerty's memories of his time with the plane, photocopies of pictures of the plane and the crew as well as an excerpt from a book were Sidney Winski, the first pilot of this aircraft,  recounts the "Three Feathers" incident, and finally the transcript of an interview where Haggerty provides a detailed account of his life, his time in training, the "Three Feathers incident," his...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/15/2000

Aldo Busot papers

 Collection — Interview Transcript
Identifier: 02-11.0028
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Aldo Busot, who lived in Cuba during World War II.
Dates: Created: 2011-2011; Other: Date acquired: 04/14/2011

Alexander Schmidt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0018
Scope and Contents This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about the Natoma Bay Association. The papers primarily document his time spent in the Pacific Campaign, although his records also date his trainings in Rhode Island and Jacksonville, Florida. This sailor also...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2016

Alfred Zenger papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02-05.0136
Scope and Contents These papers relate to Sergeant Alfred Zenger who served in the U.S. Army in the 297th Infantry in Alaska, the Pacific, and in India. The collection contains one book on the history of the 297th Infantry, one manuscript, and a collection of newsletters.
Dates: Created: 1941-2010; Other: Majority of material found in 2000-2010; Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2005

Allen Jere Tillery collection

 Collection — Publication Memoir
Identifier: 02-18.0008
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Allen Jere Tillery who served with the United States Marine Corps in the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in the Pacific Theater at the battles for Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Guam, and Tinian. This collection includes a published memoir of Tillery's time in service: Well and Smartly Done: a remembrance of war 1943-1945.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/28/2018

Alvin Dinsmore White papers

 Collection — Letters
Identifier: 02-08.0084
Scope and Contents The collection of Alvin Dinsmore White consists of three letters and a V-mail written by Army officer Jim White of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during World War II.  Also, in the collection is a news article and email describing his two other family members' actions during the war. Fort Benning, Georgia, and Rotenberg, Austria are the two discernible locations where Jim wrote his letters.
Dates: Created: 1944-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/15/2008

Anne Burke papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0169
Scope and Contents Anne Burke was a nurse in the US Army Nurse Corps at the USA Fourth General Hospital in Melbourne, Australia during World War II. The collection primarily relates to her relationship with First Lieutenant Andrew W. O'Rourke, Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The collection includes thirty-nine letters written by Andrew to Anne during the war. The letters stop due to Andrew's death as a result of typhus fever.  Also included are four photographs, sixteen letters to Anne of condolences from those who served with Andrew, newspaper clippings, a fellow nurse's memoirs, V-mail, and a greeting card. The letters from Andrew to Anne discuss censorship, the need to keep their marriage secret,...
Dates: Created: 1942-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/28/2000

Anne Levine Filardo papers

 Collection — Letters/Photographs/Bulletins
Identifier: 02-00.0171
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers, and photographs of a homefront worker during WWII. Anne Levine Filardo served as a machinist at Ranger Aircraft and a teacher at Kaiser Swan Island Shipyard - Childcare Center. This collection contains letters, bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers, and photographs. The documents included contain information on nutritional health, the history of the child care center, activities for children during air raids, and consumer information related to war bond budgets and home economics.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/10/2000

Anson E. Voorhees Manuscript

 Collection — Oral History Interview Transcript
Identifier: 02-09.0068
Scope and Contents The Anson E. Voorhees collection contains one folder with a 14-page typed transcript of an oral history interview.
Dates: Created: 2008-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1948; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2009

Anthony Catalino papers

 Collection — Manuscript Memoir
Identifier: 02-02.0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript memoir of Anthony Catalino's WWII service in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and staff work at Army hospitals and supply depots in North Africa and Italy.
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2002

Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company Records

 Collection — Documents
Identifier: 02-09.0054
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the business records from the Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company once located in Apalachicola, Florida. The company manufactured pyramidal tents under contract from the United States Army from early 1941 to at least October 1942. The records are unclear as to when the company ceased operations. J.H. Hodges, Sr. owned the building that housed the company from 1935 until 1951. The records reflect a wide range of day to day operations including ordering raw materials, sending and receiving invoices, tracking orders, requests for information, correspondence with the Federal Government including bids, rating certificates and other needs of the...
Dates: Created: 1941 - 2009; Other: Majority of material found in 1941 - 1942; Other: Date acquired: 03/18/2009

Arnold Busch papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-07.0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to Arnold Busch, a basketball coach for Calvary Methodist Church in Lakewood, Ohio, by the students he previously coached. Whether drafted or enlisted, many of the men kept up a correspondence with Busch throughout the war years. This collection also includes Calvary Church newsletters and pamphlets, pamphlets regarding persons registered for service, ration books and other rationing documents, and letters returned to Busch because their recipients were MIA, deceased, or relocated. Also included are photographs of Calvary Church activities on the Homefront, the basketball team, and the Calvary Church’s V-J Day service as well as a copy of an article...
Dates: Created: 1934-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 08/06/2007

Arthur B. Benson and Claude B. Shook Family papers

 Collection — General Collection
Identifier: 02-17.0032
Scope and Contents This family collection relates to Technician 4th Grade Sergeants Claude B. Shook, 207th Field Artillery Battalion, and Arthur B. Benson, 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion,  who were brother in laws and both served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Arthur B. Benson was killed in action on August 14, 1944. The collection contains letters, photograph negatives, a unit newsletter, ephemera, and diary.
Dates: Created: 1942-1948; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/28/2017

Arthur Card papers

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: 02-03.0189
Scope and Contents The collection of Arthur W. Card contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. He discusses bringing US troops to and from Europe, as well as returning German POWs to Germany at the end of the war. He also discusses his work in the engine room (where he felt proud to be "more important" to the soldiers on the ship because they relied on his work to keep them safe) and his time ashore in Naples, Italy.
Dates: Created: 1943-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/17/2003

Arthur Eason papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-99.0271
Scope and Contents This collection includes several different types of documents that refer to the attack on the American 106th Division in St. Vith, Germany on December 16, 1944. The attack on the 422nd, 423rd, and 424th Infantry Regiments of the 106th Division resulted in 8,663 casualties, 416 deaths, 1,246 injuries, and 7,001 soldiers M.I.A. (missing in action).  Pvt. Arthur Eason was captured and transferred to P.O.W. (prisoner of war) camps. Eason was transferred to the Stalag IV B camp in Northeastern Germany. He was among several other POW's from British and Russian battalions. These documents include personal letters, diary entries, official government documents of correspondence, maps, European...
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1999

Arthur Edwin Brenton papers

 Collection — Diary/Ephemera/Newsletters/Photographs
Identifier: 02-98.0391
Scope and Contents The collection relates to Arthur Edwin Brenton who served aboard the USS  Pennsylvania battleship during World War II in the Pacific Campaign as a member of the U.S. Marine Guard.  The collection includes a diary, typed transcript of the diary, personal papers, newspaper clippings, as well as ship's newsletters.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/16/1998

Arthur G. Johnson papers

 Collection — Oral History Transcript
Identifier: 02-02.0401
Scope and Contents Arthur G. Johnson served in a U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabee) from December 1942 through the end of World War II. This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript.

In the transcript, Johnson recounts his experiences from basic training to North Africa, then on to Banica River in the South Pacific, Okinawa and back to Guam where he broke his neck, taking him out of the war. The interview also talks generally about the Seabees, family life after the war, camaraderie with the Marines, and censorship.
Dates: Created: 1942-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/02/2002

David E. Bail Jr. papers

 File — Box 12.0025-Box 1
Identifier: 02-12.0025
Content Description This collection relates to Lieutenant David E. Bail Jr. who serves as a bombardier with the 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group in England during World War II. He attended University of Florida and enlisted in Spring of 1942. He flew two missions over France before he was shot down over Hanover, Germany on July 26, 1943 and killed in action. This collection contains letters, documents, and photographs which includes training certificates, official government correspondence to his family indicating that Bail was missing-in-action and then later declared dead, and two photographs of Bail.
Dates: 1938-1949

Barbara Gier papers

 Collection — Letters/Manuscript
Identifier: 02-00.0545
Scope and Contents This collections consists of World War II personal letters to family, primarily her mother, from Barbara Gier who served as a U.S. Army Nurse in France. Several letters provide vivid descriptions of the English and French countrysides.
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2000

Barbara Lane Daley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0608
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Barbara Lane Daley who served in the US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. The collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and various documents including pamphlets, postcards, menus, a restaurant placemat, and certificates. The newspaper clippings in this collection include photocopies as well as the original newspaper clippings of major U.S. events during WWII, such as President Roosevelt's death, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japan's surrender. Daley's scrapbook includes photographs of herself, military friends, and...
Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1446; Other: Date acquired: 10/28/2003