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Camp Gordon Johnston (Fla.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Zelma Dearing papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections – 2019 Box, Folder: 19.0020 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0020
Content Description

This collection relates to Johnson T. Wakins and Jasper Tucker. Watkins was the father of Zelma Dearing and served in Civilian Conservation Corps before World War II. Jason Tucker was the Step-father of Zelma Dearing who served as civilain fire fighter at Camp Gordon Johnston , FL during World War II. This collection includes a Discharge from Civilian Conservation Corps and Invitation letter to the Regular Army for Johnson T. Watkins (Father) including the envelope, War Department, Report of Field Action and a War Savings bond, Class A pay reservation application for Jasper Tucker.

Dates: 1933-1944; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-20

Frank Facente transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 11 (01.0278-01.0305), Folder: 01.0295
Identifier: 01.0295
Scope and Contents

The Frank Facente transcript describes medic Frank Facente's service in the 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, as a part of the United States Army during World War II. Facente participated in the landing at Normandy, attacking the Siegfried Line, Battle of Huertgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, and visiting the concentration camp at Dachau.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2000

Betty Lewis Harrison papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box 3 (02.0068-02.0092), Folder: 02.0079 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.0079
Content Description

This collection relates to Betty Lewis Harrison who was a student during World War II and attended Florida State College for Women. The collection consists of a veteran's questionnaire and a Red Cross pamphlet on how to knit men's socks in 1940. In her questionnaire, Harrison discusses her experiences attending the Florida State College for Women and living in the South during World War II. She also discusses riding to Carrabelle, Florida for a dance at camp Gordon Johnston. After graduating from Florida State College for Women, Harrison enlisted in the Army Nurses Corps but did not complete nursing school.

Dates: 1941 - 1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2002-02-28

Vivian Hess collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections – 2019 Box, Folder: 19.0012 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0012
Content Description

This collection relates to Vivian Hess who as a youth lived at Camp Gordon Johnston, Carabelle, FL during World War II. Her father served as the postmaster for the base, and she recollects many important details about growing up on a military base. This collection includes an oral history interview transcript and audio taped interview of Vivian Hess.

Dates: 1939-1948; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-07-10

Melvin Rackleff collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 04.0094
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of the personal possessions of Capt. Melvin M. Rackleff, as they relate to the Second World War and subsequent postwar occupation of Germany as a U.S. Army doctor. Included in this collection are letters written to his wife, Hazel Rackleff, during and immediately following the war. Other ephemera from Rackleff's time overseas is included. Additionally, several books, many from his time during the occupation of Germany, are included. Four maps from the immediate post-war period show the division of Germany and town layouts. One box contains several photograph albums that originally belonged to a German family.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1912-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 11/12/1999