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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

Sidney Rochelson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0665
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written by Sidney Rochelson to his parents while he was attending medical school in the 1930s, while he was attending Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, during World War II, and the remainder of his life. Also incuded are letters to and from his wife Martha while he served as a surgeon with the 624th Medical Clearance Company in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

Dates: Created: 1933-1992; Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2000

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

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

Russell L. Bruno transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0385 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0385
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of the manuscript A Tank Across Europe by Michael Bruno.  It is a record of his father, Russel L. Bruno's experiences in World War II who served with the 778th Tank Battalion.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/14/1999

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

Philip Sperling collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-17.0011
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Philip Sperling who served with Headquarters Detachment, 325th Medical Battalion, which was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. The collections primarily contain letters. Also included in the collection is currency, postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, artifacts, and souvenirs. The collection also includes his government correspondence before and after his discharge from the Army. This collection focuses on the events which occurred in the middle to later years of the war. A few select letters contain references to Operation Overlord and one includes an official Army announcement of the bombing of Hiroshima and...
Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/29/2017

Stalag 17 POWs papers

 Collection — Box: 98.0475-Box 1
Identifier: 02-98.0475
Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by Edward McKenzie and includes a directory of New Hampshire Ex-POWs book. It is a boxed collection of approroximately 20 individual collections of American POWs who were interned at Stalag 17. The individual collections collectively consist of personal papers, transcripts, documents, photographs, and drawings relating to their experiences as prisoners of war.

Dates: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998

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

Darwin Stapleton collection

 Collection — Box: 14.0035 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0035
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Warren R. MacInnes (part of the 834th) in Italy. The box contains letters and photographs sent to him from his wife while he was stationed on the Italian front in Europe. In addition, there are periodicals and pamphlets related to the reintroduction of soldiers from the Italian front back into civilian life Stateside.  This collection also contains documents related to Private Gerald Greenbaum who served with 1560th Service Unit, Medical Section-Station Complement, Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

Dates: 1942-1976; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/15/2015

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

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

Hy Wakstein papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0409 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0409
Scope and Contents

Hy Wakstein was a Jewish American serviceman who reached the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 778th Anti-Aircraft-Automatic Weapons Battalion, Self Propelled, (served 1943-46) and discusses his experiences as an Army communications officer in the European theater of World War II in this oral history transcript. Wakstein participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and his division advanced further east into Germany than any other American division.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/11/2001

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

William H. Wallace collection

 Collection — Box: 15.0022 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-15.0022
Abstract

The William H. Wallace Collection was donated to Florida State University by Robin Wallace Turco in May 2015.  The centerpiece of the Wallace Collection is a series of forty-six letters and postcards from Josette Asphiotis, a French penpal, to American airman William Wallace from 1944 to 1946.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/26/2015

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 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 O. Oldson papers

 Collection — Container: Documents/Pamphlets
Identifier: 02-97.0011
Scope and Contents

This collection containes numerous publications primarily relating to the experience of American troops in Europe in WW2. Numerous sources relate to the liberation of the concentration camps by American troops and the Holocaust in general.

Dates: Created: 1940-2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/1999

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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