George Ronald Wiszneauckas collection
Collection — Box: 08.0171-Box 1
Scope and Contents
This collection relates to George Ronald Wiszneauckas who served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a Signal Officer for the 81st Infantry Division. This collection contains brochures from Camp San Luis Obispo, Camp Rucker, New Caledonia and other Pacific islands. The collection also includes newsletters from The Wildcat, a military newsletter, Japanese Naval binoculars, and military documents.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public.
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
George Ronald Wiszneauckas was born on July 29, 1917 in Bowling Green, Missouri. Wiszneauckas graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1935 and received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1941. On June 15, 1941 Virginia Cook was united in marriage to George in a ceremony officiated by her grandfather the Reverend Orville Lee Cook. George Ronald Wiszneauckas was mobilized in the same year and attended the Signal Corps School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The 81st Signal Company was created and attached to the 81st Infantry Division, "The Wildcats," and received combat and desert training in Camp San Luis Obispo. The Wildcats were sent to the Pacific Theater in 1944 and participated in the Battle of Peleliu in the Palau Islands. Upon Japan's surrender, the 81st Division took on the role of occupation in Japan. George R. Wiszneauckas returns to America in 1946 and was discharged from the military in May of that year. George Ronald Wiszneauckas passed on April 20, 2004 in Raymore, Missouri. He is buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, KS.
1 boxes (1/4 Box )
Language of Materials
- Fort Logan (Colo.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- George Ronald Wiszneauckas collection
- Tyler Scott Linton
- November 15, 2019
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