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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

James Lockett papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0889-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0889
Scope and Contents James William Lockett served in the U.S. Army 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, 1st Army, in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Colonel Lockett was a 1928 West Point graduate. The collection includes a ten-page manuscript entitled "The March," which is about Lockett's serving with the Army in the European Theater and being a POW. Lockett was made to march by German guards with approaching Russians in January 1945. He discusses his encounters with the guards and the people along "the March." In March 1945, US artillery takes the Serbian compound where they were and freed them. Also, he describes the subsequent days to get out of danger, and he is...
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2000

James W. George papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box, Folder: 11.0029 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-11.0029
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James W. George who served as a Chief Master Sergeant in the 9th U.S Army Air Force. Wilmot R. George was James George's brother and also served in the European Theater. He served as a Tech Sergeant and received a Silver Star. This collection contains a one-page handwritten summary of James George's military service and ten-page memoir of his brother Wilmont's service during the Second World War.

Dates: Created: 1940-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 03/30/2011

William H. Jenner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0032
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to William H. Jenner (5th Ranger Battalion, U.S. Army). He served from 1942-1945.  Jenner was a Technician Fourth Grade (TEC 4) and wire chief in charge of communications. The collection contains two photographs of William H. Jenner, a copy of an Extract of his Award of Bronze Star Medal, a copy of his Separation Qualification Record, badges, a copy of his Honorable Discharge and a copy of his Enlisted Record and Report of Separation.  There are also two copies of his Veteran Questionnaire. A full transcript of an oral history conducted on November 13-14, 1999 is part of this collection as well.

Dates: 1944-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2001

John B. Savard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0015
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of the letters of John B. Savard, an American soldier who fought in World War II and saw action at the Normandy landings, the Battle for Brest, and the D-Day Landings. Most of the material consists of letters to and from his parents, though letters from other soldiers are included. In addition to letters, this collection contains Savard's sketches, a poem he wrote detailing his reaction to the Battle of the Bulge, a manuscript of his autobiography detailing his life from birth to his time as a US Postal Worker and several photographs taken during the Second World War.

Dates: Created: 1919-1985; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/07/1998

Mark Donald Tompkins transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0062 - Folder
Identifier: 02-09.0062
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history interview transcript of Mark Donald Tompkins. Tompkins served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic assigned to the 471st Quartermaster Trucking Regiment under General Omar Bradley.

Dates: Created: 1942-1944; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2009

Robert S. McClelland collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-05.0077
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Robert S. McClelland who served as U.S. Navy liaison with the 7th U.S. Army during World War II. The materials in the Robert S. McClelland collection consist of eleven original photographs covering the liberation of a German concentration camp, a crematorium, photographs of the German town of Gmünd, and a photocopy of Robert S. McClelland's U.S. Naval record. The items in the collection include badges, buttons, an armband, a silver spoon, and haberdashery all relating to different Nazi party groups such as the Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht, the National Socialist People’s Welfare, the Women's Reicharbeitdienst and the Nazi party in general.

Dates: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2005

Mario Joseph Patruno papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0031 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-07.0031
Scope and Contents

Mario Joseph Patruno's collection includes a manuscript/oral history that covers his service in the 101st Airborne through his wounding in Operation Market Garden. The collection also includes three photographs, two of Patruno and one photograph taken inside Patruno's C-47 Transport on the night of 5 June 1944.

Dates: 1942-1944; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/2007

Francis E. Ridgway papers

 Collection — Box: 15.0016 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-15.0016
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Francis E. Ridgway who served as a Gunners Mate, Second Class, on the United States Naval Destroyer Ship U.S.S Ellyson. This collection contains 36 letters from Francis Ridgway to Ruth De Rosier and two letters from "Father Bill" to Ruth De Rosier. There is also a personal handwritten journal from Francis which documents his time aboard the Ellyson, and an Official Order for awards earned by Ridgway.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/2015

Roland Cadoret papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0183 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0183
Scope and Contents Roland Cadoret served as a B-17 pilot in the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in the European Theater.  His collection contains a manuscript, "The Battle of Grounded Eagles," in which he details his entire POW experience from mission briefing to liberation, an excerpt from his diary, and his photocopied version of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to Invasion Forces. The Polebrook Post 351st Bomb Group Association 8th Airforce Vol. XXVII-No. 2, and the English version of the Moorsburger Beitung, a newspaper, which had special stories all about the POWs which were kept at...
Dates: Created: 1943-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2008

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

Herman Stern papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0176 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0176
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Herman Stern who served in the U.S. Army with the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater. The collection contains a timeline of Stern's life, focusing on his World War II service, and also contains a manuscript about Stern's battalion entitled, "Is This It?: A History of the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion in World War II," by Richard Ross Rebert. The manuscript details the 165th's induction, training, and combat deployment in France and Germany from 1943 to 1945.

Dates: Event: 1943-1948; Other: Date acquired: 10/14/2003

William C. Coleman transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0050 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0050
Scope and Contents

This folder contains the oral history of William Coleman recorded on May 15, 2003.  Coleman served with the 101st Airborne Division in England and participated in the June 6, 1944 D-Day airborne operation into Normandy, France.  He was later captured by German troops and spent time in a prisoner of war camp.

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

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

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