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Irving G. Wickman collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box, Folder: 11.0051 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-11.0051

Scope and Contents

Official Introductory booklet from the American Graves Registration Command on pathology and methodology of identifying remains, including extensive anatomy drawings. Includes official memos on exhumation, identification procedure, a sample checklist, sample certification of identity, supply list, and personal notes taken by hand.


  • Created: 1946-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/12/2011


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This collection is open to all researchers

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Biographical or Historical Information

Irving G. Wickman Jr. served with the American Graves Registration Command to, in his words, "locate and recover isolated burials in Western Europe, confirm identification of remains, disinter and forward remains to U.S. cemeteries in Europe." He was born May 13, 1927, Springfield MA, and enlisted in June 1945, serving in Germany, France, and the Netherlands, with a temporary stint of 3 weeks in Portugal, before being discharged in December 1946. Wickman was attached to the 102nd Division, Quartermaster Graves Registration, 6893rd Quartermaster Group Company, 551st Quartermaster Group. He attended University of Massachusetts Amherst, class of 1951, and passed away on December 13, 2014.


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Irving G. Wickman Jr.

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Irving G. Wickman collection
Daniel Arenas
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Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository