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Harold E. Bergman papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0173 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-05.0173

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harold E. Bergman's (Army Counter Intelligence Corps). The collection contains a memoir of his service. He volunteered in December 1939, spent two years in ROTC, and was later assigned as a clerk for Medical Replacement Training Center (MRTC), within the 54th Training Battalion.


  • 1939-1953
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/12/2005


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This collection is open to all researchers.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Harold E. Bergman was born in 1919 in Milwaukee, WI. In 1943 Harold E. Bergman reported to the 8th Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), a position which reduced his rank from S/Sgt. Medical to corporal. He was transferred to the 5th Army CIC later that year and was stationed in Italy. He participated in the occupation of Austria and was assigned to form a sub-detachment in Badgastein, Austria. He was discharged on December 7, 1945, but recalled to active duty effective August 16, 1951. He was assigned training Group B-117, ordered to 430th CIC in Salzburg, Austria. He was relieved from active duty on March 21, 1953, and his commission expired on April 1, 1953. Most of Bergman's time overseas was noncombat. He gives much detail to his surroundings, food, and his multiple tours in Bari, Italy. After the war, Bergman held a BS from the University of Illinois, and MS from Florida State University, and a law degree from the University of Florida. He had a career as a stock broker in south Florida. He also pursued acting and was active in The Players (State) Theater, regional acting groups, held a national office with the Screen Actors Guild, and held film and TV roles later in life. Bergman had three daughters and five grandchildren. He passed away on February 1, 2019.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Harold E. Bergman. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on December 12, 2005.



Harold E. Bergman papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Florida State University
Room 401 BEL, 113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee FL 32306 US