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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.

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

Robert H. Cardinell papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0668 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0668
Scope and Contents

Second Lieutenant Robert H. Cardinell served with the 65th Infantry Division in Europe during the latter part of the Second World War and the occupation forces afterward. The collection includes two manuscripts. One is entitled "65th Infantry Division." The other is titled "Battle of Struth-Roscus at Dorna." The manuscript contains recollections of the Struth-Dorna battles fought on 7 April 1945. It also contains an account and photos of a return visit to Dorna in 1988 by several members of the division. Also, the manuscript gives an account of the battles by a German participant. Both manuscripts are both about the 65th Infantry Division in the European Theater (ETO).

Dates: Created: 1945-1988; Other: Date acquired: 12/03/1999

Edward Carrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0565
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Edward Carrow who served with the 665th Engineer Topographical Company, 4th Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  The collection contains numerous letters dating from July 1943 to October 1945. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing telegrams, playbills, several photographs, two maps of Europe and the Pacific, and several currency notes from France, Germany, and Austria.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/19/1999

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

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

Donald Nelson papers

 Collection — Container: Personal Manuscripts
Identifier: 02-07.0082
Scope and Contents

Donald Nelson served in the 59th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division and the 36th Field Artillery in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Nelson was a technician, 5th grade (medic). The collection includes a memoir of his experience covering the period January 27,1942 to October 30, 1945.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2007

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

Francis Yonkin collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0386 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0386
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 17 articles, which all pertain to either Francis Yonkin or the 11th Armored Division/3rd Army during World War II as they moved through Europe following the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Also included are 20 photographs, which include some of Francis Yonkin, and also prints of Nazi officers (in Paris at restaurants), and also photographs of tanks and the 11th Armored, as well as stock photographs of General Eisenhower, Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (possibly from the Tehran Conference).

Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/1998

Henry Loewenthal papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0122-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0122
Scope and Contents

Henry Loewenthal served in the U.S. Army with the 645th Battalion, 45th Division, II Army Corps, 7th Army, in the North African, Mediterranean, and European (ETO) Theaters. This collection consists of a 77-page manuscript written in 1995 entitled "World War II - A Soldier Remembers" by Loewenthal on his experiences during the war. The memoir begins with his memories as a Jewish American Serviceman at the beginning of the war in Europe and continues through V-J Day.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/21/2000

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 C. Henning manuscript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0403 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0403
Scope and Contents This collection relates to John C. Henning who served in the Eighth Air Force, Second Air Division, 14th Combat Wing, 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group, 578th Squadron at Station #18 at Wendling, England during World War II. The collection contains privately published statistics for the 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group. The collection contains basic statistics for the 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group, diagrams of take-off patterns, a diagram of flight formations, a list of crew with their basic backgrounds and a description of their adjustment to each other, a list of missions followed by details of each into Germany from England [Ingolstadt, Pforzheim, Swinemunde, Gutersloh, Zossen...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1999

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

Lyle Salisbury transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0122 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0122
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of an oral history interview with Lyle Salisbury who served with the 537th Engineer Light Pontoon Company during World War II in the European Theater from 1944 to January 1946.

He describes seeing the small Regen and Cham concentration camps. He also discusses the camaraderie with German civilians after the war was better than it was with the French.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2006

Philip Hosid papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 02.0075 - Folder
Identifier: 02-02.0075
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Sergeant Philip Hosid of Company D 110th Infantry Regiment of the 11th Armored Division. In this collection are Hosid's discharge papers, Certificate for a Bronze Star, Authorization for Issuance of Awards, Newspaper clippings of 11th Armored Division's liberation of Mauthausen, a Certificate of Appreciation,The Thunderbolt: The Official Publication of the 11th Armored Division, and an 11th Armored Division periodical.

Dates: Created: 1942-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/18/2002

Francis W. Purdy manuscript

 Collection — Box: 99.0673 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-99.0673
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Francis W. Purdy who served as a Navigator on B-17 bombers with the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during World War II.  He was stationed in Italy and flew during missions over both Italy and Austria. This collection contains a manuscript memoir written by Purdy which includes pages from training manuals and photographs from Purdy's life.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1999

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

Herbert Frederick Rothschild papers

 Collection — Box: 03.0045 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-03.0045
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Herbert Frederick Rothschild who served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater (ETO) in the 7th Army (which also included the French 1st Army). Rothschild's service also included the 103rd Infantry Division, 411th Infantry Regiment.  The collection contains a manuscript written by Rothschild. The manuscript consists of letters sent by the author to his family, daily military morning reports at the company level, "The Story of the 103rd Infantry Division -- Report After Action," sketches made by the author in Europe, photographs taken by the author and others in his outfit, military documents, excerpts from...
Dates: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2003

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

Russell Homer Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-08.0184
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Russell Homer Johnson who served as Operations Officer with 1st Battalion, 242nd Infantry Regiment of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during and after World War II and was discharged with the rank of Major. This collection contains various ephemera containing German money, "Rainbow Division" unit patch, memorabilia, a sketch of Russell, Western Union telegram, and official letters, family correspondence, military documents, photocopies of a scrapbook, and original photographs. Photographs include two of Johnson with Medal of Honor recipient Vito R. Bertoldo, scenes from the aftermath of the Battle of Hatten France, and the occupation of Austria.

Dates: Created: 1943-1951; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2008

Kenneth A. Skoog papers

 Collection — Box: 05.0105 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-05.0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers of Kenneth A. Skoog.  Skoog served in the European Theater (ETO) in the 121st and the 118th US Army Signal Radio Intelligence Corps. His collection includes nine World War I photos and 82 World War II photos. The World War II photographs related to the 118th and 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Companies. Also included are personal photographs of Skoog, Charles A. Bowen, Jr., and Army comrades. There are photographs taken in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Austria. The collection also includes letters from Charles A. Bowen, Jr., who was a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, to Kenneth A. Skoog. The letters include descriptions of fine art,...
Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/25/2005

Carlton K. Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 99.0556 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-99.0556
Scope and Contents The collection of Carlton K. Smith, who served with the 185th Field Artillery during World War II, contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History.  This collection also contains a World War II history magazine, correspondence with French General Pierre Denis, summaries of unit actions, personal letters to family, newspaper clippings, unit newsletters, a binder with photocopies of newspaper articles, and one copy of Liberty's Victorious Conflict: A Photographic History of the World War I. In the oral history interview, Smith discusses the combat situations in which he was involved including the...
Dates: Created: 1919-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/12/1999

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

Leonard J. Travaline transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0522-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0522
Scope and Contents

Leonard J. Travaline (also spelled Traveline in some records) served in the United States Army as an Artilleryman from 1941 to 1945. He served with the 166th Field Artillery Battalion and later the 938th Field Artillery Battallion in the Mediterranean and European Theaters. He served as a front line observer in Oran, North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria. The collection contains a transcribed daily journal that Travaline kept from the time of his landing in North Africa until the end of the war and his arrival back in the States in September 1945.

Dates: 1941-1992; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/05/2008

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

Walter A. Foelker papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/Photographs/Ephemera
Identifier: 02-98.0675
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of letters from Walter A. Foelker written to his parents, siblings, and other family members during his time overseas during World War II. Many of the letters discuss everyday life on the Home Front as described by his family. Foelker served in the 44th Infantry Division. In this collection are also photocopies of photographs, a wedding announcement, and an obituary for Foelker.

Dates: Created: 1940-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 08/04/1998

William A. Kummerer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0135
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant William A. Kummerer who served with the 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during World War II.  The majority of this collection concerns the reunions of the 101st Airborne, 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, on the creation of the division shoulder patch. Included in the collection are many reunion photographs, photographs of the patch, Mr. Kummerer's decorations, and several captured German insignias. There are several newsletters or magazine articles that describe not only the unit's history but its efforts against the German offensive at Bastogne in December 1944. The collection further contains files and...
Dates: Created: 1941-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/20/2007

William R. Haussmann papers

 Collection — Box: Single Fold Collections - 2001, Folder: 01.0094 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0094
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to William R. Haussmann who served during World War II in the European Theater with the 4th Cavalry Group. This collection contains photographs and a memoir.

Dates: Created: 1946-2001; Other: Date acquired: 07/18/2009

William R. Lueders collection

 Collection — Container: Oral History Interview Transcript
Identifier: 02-05.0070
Scope and Contents

The collection of William R. Lueders contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Lueders served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a cameraman in the 163rd Signal Photo Company in the North African, Mediterranean, and European (ETO) Theaters. The collection also includes two photographs of an unnamed concentration camp in France and a Veteran's questionnaire.

Dates: Created: 1933-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 04/12/2005

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