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This collection contains a manuscript memoir of Anthony Catalino's WWII service in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and staff work at Army hospitals and supply depots in North Africa and Italy.
Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.
This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Raymond F. Bricker conducted by David Gregory on April 17, 1999. It details his time in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945. Raymond F. Bricker served with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.
The collection of Arthur W. Card contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. He discusses bringing US troops to and from Europe, as well as returning German POWs to Germany at the end of the war. He also discusses his work in the engine room (where he felt proud to be "more important" to the soldiers on the ship because they relied on his work to keep them safe) and his time ashore in Naples, Italy.
This collection relates to David Westheimer who served as a 1st Lieutenant Navigator on a B-24 Bomber with the 457th Bomb Group during World War II and was shot down over Italy where he became a POW. This collection consists of an oral history transcript of David Westheimer.
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.
This manuscript memoir relates to Joseph Freilick who served with the 102nd Infanty Division during World War II in the European Theater.
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.
This World War II collection relates to Harold Truman Speck, a copilot Flight Officer of nine B-17 bombing raids over Europe. He served with the 545th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. This collection consists of photocopies of photographs, military personnel records, books, medals, pins, and Speck's personal POW journal provided by the Harold Truman Speck family.
The collection of First Lieutenant James Feerick contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Feerick served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as part of the 8th Bomber Command, 1st Bombardment Wing, 91st Bombardment Group in the European theater. He was based in London at Bassingbourne.
The collection also includes a copy of a magazine article from 2000 about a U.S. government agency that smuggled out contraband (radio parts, etc.), into German POW camps and letters along with other information. The agency also helped Allied POWs escape.
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.
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.
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.
- World War, 1939-1945 11
- World War, 1939-1945--Germany 10
- Prisoners of war 8
- United States. Army--History 8
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German 8
- Prisoners of war--Europe--Interviews 7
- United States. Army--Military life 7
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American 7
- United States. Army Ground Forces 6
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American 6
- World War, 1939-1945--United States 6
- Prisoners of war--Germany--History--20th century 5
- United States. Army Air Forces--Military life 5
- Prisoners of war--United States 4
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy 4
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons 4
- Jewish soldiers--United States 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Personal narratives 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North 3 ∧ less
- United States. Army 9
- United States. Army Air Forces 5
- Fort Benning (Ga.) 2
- Stalag Luft III 2
- United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group, 384th 2
- United States. Army Ground Forces. 2
- United States. Army. Mediterranean Theater of Operations 2
- Blumenstein, Cecil, 1925-2015 1
- Bricker, Raymond F., 1915-2001 1
- Cadoret, Roland 1
- Camp Blanding (Fla.) 1
- Card, Arthur W., 1927-2019 1
- Catalino, Anthony 1
- Cittadini, Joseph L. 1
- Coleman, William C. 1
- Feerick, James 1
- Florida State College for Women 1
- Freilick, Joseph, 1915-2005 1
- International Committee of the Red Cross 1 ∧ less