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This collection relates to Lyle D. Armstrong and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The collection contains a veteran’s questionnaire where he shares his experience in service and recalls a memory of being in Manila when the Japanese Envoys came to speak to General MacArthur. He also mentions that he kept in contact with some of the men he met in service. The collection also contains photographs of Armstrong and his three older brothers, who also served in World War II.
This collection relates to Nicholas Baldino who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 5th and 11th Bomb Groups in the Pacific Theatre and his wife Jeanne Baldino. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing Nicholas Baldino's military service and how Jeanne met Nicholas Baldino.
This collection relates to Mark C. Bane Jr. who joined the National Guard in May 1941. He later volunteered for the 501st Parachute Battalion and was sent to Montgomery, Alabama to train at the Maxwell Air Force Base. While at Maxwell Air Force Base, he trained British cadets under the Arnold Plan. In late 1945, Bane traveled overseas with General Douglas MacArthur. The collection consists of an oral history transcript.
This collection contains artifacts, papers, and photographs that belonged to Clyde Campbell Beaver from his time serving in the U.S. Army in the Corps of Engineers as a draftsman during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The artifacts include his draftsman tools, jacket, camera, and Bronze Star. The papers include official Army documents, newspaper clippings about Clyde, a personal letter to his wife, Adele Beaver, and a telegram. The photographs include photographs of Clyde in the Philippines, photographs with his wife and mother, and photographs he took himself.
This oral history transcript relates to Stewart Abbott Fraser who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Fraser served aboard the USS Missouri. Fraser was also present during the formal Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945
Collection of letters, telegraphs, and family photographs exchanged between 1st Lieutenant Herman G. Ramsey and his family in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty-four letters lead up to Ramsey’s death in 1944 while being transported on a Japanese POW ship en route to mainland Japan. Also included is a letter from Dick Clark, a fellow POW who survived the war, offering his condolences to Herman’s family. The collection also contains an album of family photographs along with condolence letters from General Douglas MacArthur and Army Major General James L. Collins.
The collection contains letters, photos, POW manuscripts, Morgan's Diary, newspaper articles, telegraphs, and prison camp postcards. Also contained are correspondence letters written between members of the 17th Pursuit Squadron throughout the decades following the end of the Second World War. It covers the years 1939-2001.
This collection relates to the wartime correspondence between Margarita King and her husband William H. King, who served in the Army Air Corps in the Philippines during World War II. The collection contains letters collected and sent between Margarita and William, personal photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and employment documents.
This collection relates to Thurston Macon who served as a Corporal in the United States Army with 799th Military Police Battalion during World War II. Within this interview, Macon describes his basic training at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan, his trip to Australia on the USAT Willard A. Holbrook. He describes his guard detail for General MacArthur in Brisbane, Australia, and Manila, as well as his personal interaction with MacArthur. Macon was also chosen as an honor guard for the Yamashita trial in late 1945.
This oral history interview transcript relates to Thomas H. Moorer who attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD from 1928 to 1933. In 1935, Moorer completed flight school and was stationed in Hawaii. He was present on December 7, 1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Moorer continued to serve in the Pacific Theater during World War II and remained in the U.S. Navy after the war. In 1964, he had become an Admiral and by 1970, the Chairman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving until 1974.
In the interview, Moorer recalls his first impressions of General MacArthur, who had asked him to send a plane to pick up any wounded servicemen in the Dutch East Indies.
This collection relates to Sergeant Tillman Joe Rutledge, who served in the 31st Infantry Regiment of the United States Army in the Far East's Philippine Division. After the fall of Bataan in April 1942, he was captured as a prisoner of war until 1945. This collection consists of one box of personal papers, including the original diary he kept during his internment and photocopies. It also contains an original draft and signed copy of his book My Japanese POW Diary Story; a 36-page oral history transcript; letters to and from his family; newspaper clippings; various government documents; and photographs.
This collection pertains to Corporal Wrightson Ely Clinton Sr., who served in the 116th Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army National Guard's 31st Infantry Division. He served in the Netherland East Indies and the Philippines from 1944 to 1945 as a clerk of the Battery.
This collection consists of one half-box, primarily containing photographs and artifacts he was issued, collected, or awarded during his service. It also includes correspondence with his family, separation papers, scanned copies of the original scrapbook his photographs were stored in, and rosters of servicemen from his battalion.
- World War, 1939-1945 8
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--New Guinea 6
- World War, 1939-1945--Philippines 6
- World War, 1939-1945--Japan 5
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Luzon 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Manila 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons 3
- Atomic bomb--History--20th century 2
- Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 2
- Bronze Star Medal (U.S.) 2
- Fort Bragg (N.C.) 2
- Harlingen Army Air Field (Tex.) 2
- Keesler Field (Miss.) 2
- Manila (Philippines) 2
- Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) 2
- Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 2
- Photographs 2 ∧ less
- Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 2
- Red Cross 2
- Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. 2
- United Service Organizations (U.S.) 2
- United States. Army--Campaigns--Pacific Area 2
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 31st (1916-1957) 2
- Yamashita, Tomobumi--1885-1946 2
- Air War College (U.S.) 1
- Alchiba (Amphibious Ship : AKA-6) 1
- American Can Company 1
- American Junior Red Cross 1
- American Red Cross 1
- Armstrong, Lyle D., 1926-2019 1
- Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Program (U.S.) 1
- Baldino, Jeanne, 1925-2014 1
- Baldino, Nicholas, 1924-2015 1
- Bane, Mark C., Jr., 1913-2008 1
- Beaver, Clyde Campbell, 1910-1999 1
- Benson, Norman Conway, 1924-1994 1 ∧ less