World War, 1939-1945--Florida
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
This collection relates to Archie William Birchwood who served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a border patrolman and the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. With the Coast Guard, Birchwood searched for illegal immigrants along the Coast of Florida between Miami and Pensacola. This collection includes an oral history transcript and supporting documents including radio licenses, salary, and a merchant passport.
This collection relates to Hazel Louis Bowman who worked for the Signal Corps and lived in India with the American Red Cross for two years. Bowman's collection contains six full boxes, one oversize box, a phono records box, and two photograph boxes. Four of the boxes include letters written to and from Hazel to her parents, family, neighbors, and friends. The collection also contains an oral history transcript, newsletters and bulletins, American Red Cross publications, her diary, a book written by Bowman, photograph albums, and ephemera.
This collection relates to Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth who worked as a civilian at Camp Murphy, in Stuart, Florida, first as a Camp Locator, and then after several promotions, was in charge of writing special orders. This collection contains Rudd's documentation from her time at Camp Murphy. Included are several newspaper clippings about Camp Murphy, a Camp Murphy Message Newspaper, and forms that recorded Rudd's employment. Also included is a transcript, from an interview of Rudd by FSU staff member Sellers, where she discusses her wartime experiences.
This collection relates to Millie Nauman who worked as a civilian employee at the Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida during the World War II. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript of Nauman. Information contained in the transcript includes life as a welding inspector at the Wainwright Shipyard, and how minorities were treated at the Wainwright Shipyard.
This collection relates to Henry John Perner drafted into the U.S. Army in 1940 and served with the 42nd Infantry Regiment of the 9th Division. He was captured in Tunisia in 1943 and held a prisoner of war in Italy and later in Stalag IIB. The collection primarily consists of letters, telegrams, and informational booklets related to his POW experience.