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James A. Armstrong collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2020 Box, Folder: 20.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-20.0007

Content Description

This collection relates to Technical Sergeant James A. Armstrong who served 691st Ordnance Company in the European Theater of Operation. He participated beginning with the Normandy Campaign and each subsequent campaign with the company through to Germany. After the war, he was also commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Ammunition Supply Officer and assigned to the 633rd Ordnance Company. The collection contains letters, military documents, and photographs.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1945-1947
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/11/2020
  • Event: Service (Great Britain, France, Belgium): 1945-1944
  • Event: Service (Holland, Germany, Austria): 1944-1945
  • Event: Service (France): 1945

Creator

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

Technical Sergeant James A. Armstrong was born August 4, 1917 in Pennsylvania. Armstrong enlisted at Fort George Meade, Maryland on September 12th, 1942. Armstrong served 691st Ordnance Company in the European Theater of Operation. He participated beginning with the Normandy Campaign and each subsequent campaign with the company through to Germany. He served in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Austria. After the war, he was also commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Ammunition Supply Officer and assigned to the 633rd Ordnance Company. He received the EAME Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Normandy, Nr. France, and Germany Bronz Star. After the war, Armstrong worked as a Corporation Tax Examiner. Armstrong passed away on June 10th, 1978 at the age of 60. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Extent

1 folders (1 accordion folder)

Language of Materials

English

French

Title
James A. Armstrong collection
Author
Beatrice Dain
Date
09/14/20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

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