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Carl Lavin papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0146 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0146
Scope and Contents

The papers of Carl Lavin contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Carl Lavin served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as an infantryman in the European Theatre of Operations with the 69th Infantry Division. He operated a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in the advance across Western Europe in 1944 to 1945, and he relates numerous anecdotes from his combat experiences.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/1999

Charles Diedling transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0053 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0053
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history transcript of Staff Sergeant Charles Diedling, a flight engineer on a B-24 with the 460th Bomb Group at Spinazola, Italy. Charles Diedling discusses his training as a flight engineer and waist gunner for the B-24 at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Loredo AFB, Texas.  In June of 1944, he was assigned to the 460th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Spinazola, Italy. Diedling was shot down over Germany becoming a prisoner of war.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004

James Crooke papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0172 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-05.0172
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history transcript of an interview with 2nd Lt. James J. Crooke, who served in World War II. Crooke served in the Army Air Corps with the 303rd Bomb Group in the European Theater (ETO).

Dates: 1921-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 12/15/2005

Eugene Dance transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0514 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0514
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history transcript of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene A. Dance pertaining to his World War II service as a First Lieutenant serving in Europe. Oral history transcript states that Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II.

Dates: Created: 1921-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1999

Essie Nirider papers

 Collection — Container: Personal papers
Identifier: 02-98.0398
Scope and Contents

Essie Nirider served in the Army in the 2nd Infantry in the Atlantic and European (ETO) Theaters during World War II. The collection contains a diary titled "2nd Infantry in Iceland: A Diary," which covers the time period for the year 1942 when Nirider served in Iceland with the 2nd Infantry, in which he rose from private to corporal. The collection also includes a 66-page manuscript entitled "World War II Reflections" about time with the Army in the Atlantic and European Theaters. Also included is a summary of the 5th Infantry's activities in the pages of "Diamond Dust."

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/1998

Francis Montague Wells papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/ Photographs
Identifier: 02-09.0040
Scope and Contents

The Francis Montague Wells collection, consisting of seventy-one letters, offers the insight and perspective of an enlisted Private First Class with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in the European campaign during World War II.  The collection also contains two photographs of Francis Wells and a letter from his daughter Peggy Wells Hughes.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/28/2009

George Logue transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0412
Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript relates to George Logue,  an aerial gunner armament specialist on a B-24 assigned to the 15th Air Force.  Logue discusses his bombing missions over Europe, being shot down, life as a prisoner of war, and his brief service with the British 5th Army.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2002

Harvey Glick papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0341 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0341
Scope and Contents

The papers of Harvey Glick contains a transcript that was provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Harvey Glick served with the 63rd Infantry Division in the European theater during World War II.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/24/1999

James W. Herrington papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0150 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0150
Scope and Contents This collection relates to James W. Harrington who served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. This collection includes a manuscript entitled Return to Ville de Bastogne: A Time Remembered, which concerns the Battle for Bastogne, Belgium. This manuscript consists of a 10-page memoir of the Battle of the Bulge following Harrington's return visit to Bastogne 53 years later. He describes his division's encampment prior to the Battle of the Bulge. This manuscript is an exclusive Battle of the Bulge memoir. An additional page entitled "A Trek Remembered" is an account of a specific experience on December 17, 1944. It also includes...
Dates: Event: 1944-1990; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000

John Robert Denny papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/Ephemera/Photographs
Identifier: 02-98.0845
Scope and Contents

The collection of John Robert Denny contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Also included in the collection are newspapers, a map, a manuscript, letters, artifacts, fine art, documents, photographs, and ephemera. There are also letters from Denny to his parents.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/1998

Rolande R. Faucon collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0427
Scope and Contents

Rolande R. Faucon was a teenage citizen of France when the Germans invaded her town. She describes her music training, the presence of British and American military in her town, watching bombs fall from the sky and families identifying bombing victims, watching train cattle cars transporting people through her town. She also provides descriptions of the three paintings that she donated to the Institute. Documents in the collection include 2 photographs, a press clipping about Rolande's artwork, and descriptions about war-related paintings done in Albuquerque, NM.

Dates: Created: 1939-1954; Other: Majority of material found in 1940; Other: Date acquired: 04/27/1998

Roy Willard Meyer papers

 Collection — Container: Letters
Identifier: 02-99.0370
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal letters of Roy Willard Meyer sent to Clifford Benson, a lifelong friend, during and after World War II.  Though Meyer didn't enter military service until 1944, the letters begin in 1941.  Roy Willard Meyer served with the 15th Army Group as a Clerk typist during the occupation period.

Dates: Created: 1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/13/2000

Stanley Marshall papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0350 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0350
Scope and Contents

Stanley Marshall was interviewed by Dr. William Oldson, former Director of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience at FSU. He served as a field hospital clinical technician in the European Theater during World War II. This collection includes a copy of his oral history interview, two pictures of him, and a photocopy of a newspaper clipping. After the war, Stanley Marshall continued his accademic career, eventually becoming the president of Florida State University.

Dates: Created: 1923-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 04/04/2002

Tom L. Gibson papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0438 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0438
Scope and Contents

The collection of Tom L. Gibson contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History.  Gibson served during World War II with the 101st Airborne Division in Europe as a Second Lieutenant and participated in Holland during Operation Market Garden.

Dates: Created: 1924-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/25/2001

Wallace Reichelt papers

 Collection — Container: Oral History Transcript
Identifier: 02-99.0051
Scope and Contents

The collection of Wallace W. Reichelt contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. The collection also contains a copy of "The Army and Navy Musician" Vol. 19, No. 5 (August - September 1945) and a scrapbook of photographs, documents, and ephemera, including postcards. There are over 450 black-and-white photographs from 1942 to 1945. These photographs relate to Reichelt's wartime experiences on the U.S. mainland and in Europe.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 01/13/1999

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