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John Richard Pandora papers

 Collection — Container: Oral History Transcript/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-00.0300

Scope and Contents

John Richard Pandora served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Austria. This collection contains letters from a friend Richard Boucher, who served in the U.S. Navy, European currency, photographs, a postcard, and a copy of a newspaper article.


  • Created: 1945-1946
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/27/2000


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 or Historical Information

John Richard Pandora joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and was discharged in 1947. He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Vienna Area Command, and the Occupation army in Vienna. Before Pandora's own tour of duty, his childhood friend, Richard "Dick" Boucher, sent him a letter from Germany along with a captured German naval flag. A copy of Boucher's letter, pictures of the flag, and news articles about him are included in the collection. In his letter, Boucher relates his negative feelings towards the recently surrendered German soldiers and talks about requisitioning cars and motorcycles from the Germans. Also included is a brief memoir entitled, "Beneath the Steeple" which Pandora wrote about occupied Austria.


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John Richard Pandora

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John Richard Pandora papers
Dustin Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository