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George Oliver Craig collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-11.0036

Content Description

This collection relates to George Oliver Craig who served with the 99th Infantry Division during World War II in France, during the Battle of the Ardennes, and Germany. The collection contains letters, photographs, government documents, newspaper clippings from Craig's experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps, at training camps in the U.S., and at various stations in Germany, France, and England. The collection also contains a diary. His burial flag is also included in this collection.


  • 1935-1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical / Historical

George Oliver Craig was born on June 5, 1913 and lived in Wilmington, Ohio He entered service with the U.S. Army on December 4, 1942 at Columbus, Ohio and was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division. Afte the war, Craig returned to Wilmington, OH and passed away in February 1984.

Corporal Leroy Davis was born on October 6, 1915 and was raised in Wilmington, OH. He was the cousin of George Oliver Craig. Davis entered the U.S. Army on October 20, 1941 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He was ultimately was assigned to Headquarters Company, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. Davis participated in the North African and Italian campaigns. He was killed in action in Italy on December 5, 1943.

This collection was donated to the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience by Craig's niece and granddaughter in 2011.


2 boxes (1 cubic foot container and 1 flag box )

Language of Materials


Condition Description

Some fragile texts have been laminated or placed in protective sleeves, others are delicate but can be handled with care.


George Oliver Craig collection
Aleena Jackson
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository