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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy--Sicily

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Clarence H. Anderson papers

 Collection — Box 15.0005 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-15.0005
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Clarence H. Anderson who served with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, in the European theater during World War II. The collection contains letters from Anderson to his fiance Eleanor Schumaker. The letters encompass ten months from March 1944-January 1945 in which he writes from England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Clarence was wounded in Germany and sent to a hospital in England to recover. Julius Sleszak was stationed in California in the Transportation Section at Camp Beale. He sent seven letters to his wife during November 1945.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/27/2015

Chester W. Bailes papers

 Collection — Box 14.0031 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0031
Scope and Contents

Chester W. Bailes served as a 4th Grade technician in the US Army 1st Armored Division during World War II. He was first sent to Ireland, before participating in the North Africa invasion, Sicily, and Anzio during the invasion of Italy, where he spent the rest of the war. His collection includes a few letters, publications relating to his unit written after the war, Time, Stars and Stripes, and Yank Magazines, as well as a number of pamphlets and military-published books relating to World War II.

Dates: Created: 1942-2007; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2014

Elmer Hubbard papers

 Collection — Letters
Identifier: 02-98.0392
Scope and Contents

Elmer Hubbard served as Radioman Second Class in the US Navy's 1st Naval Beach Battalion in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, as well as the Pacific Theater aboard the U.S.S. Buckingham attack ship during World War II. Hubbard participated in the amphibious landings at Anzio, Salerno, and Southern France. The collection consists of original wartime transcribed, typed, and mimeographed letters from original handwritten letters Hubbard wrote to his parents.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 05/13/1998

Luther Samuel Ely Jr. collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0022 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-09.0022
Content Description

This collection relates to Chief Petty Officer Luther Samuel Ely Jr. who served as an Electrician's Mate aboard the USS Ordronaux during World War II. This collection contains a manuscript titled "World War II Experiences of Luther Samuel Ely, Jr." where Ely describes his experiences in Basic Training, at Fore River Shipyard, and in England, Ireland, and the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1944.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1944

Gentges Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0014
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Charles R. Gentges who served with the 34th Infantry Division in the North African and Italian campaigns during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Bronze Star Medal. The collection also relates Charles R. Gentges' wife Florence, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gentges.

Dates: 1937-2018

Leslie Hiscox papers

 Collection — Box 00.0399-Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0399
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Captain Leslie Hiscox served who served as a British officer in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). He was stationed in Damascus and Palestine. He participated in the invasion force of Sicily, with the British 8th Army commanded by General Sir Bernard Montogomery. He was also part of the invasion of Italy. This collection consists of Leslie Hiscox's two diaries from his time posted in Damascus and Palestine from 1942-1943.

Dates: January 1, 1942-December 31, 1943

Eunice Brierley Kannette collection

 Collection — Oversize 12.0055-Box 1
Identifier: 02-12.0055
Content Description

The collection relates to the service of Eunice Brierley Kannette who served as U.S. Army nurse in North Africa and Italy. This collection consists of a single issue (incomplete) of the render='italic'>Naples Daily News , June 5, 2015 and render='italic> The Banner, June 6, 2015 featuring stories related to the war-time service of Kannette. It also contains a photocopy of render='italic'> APO 424 , a unit history of the 33rd General Hospital in World War II.

Dates: 1945-2015

Reserve Officers Association collection

 Collection
Identifier: 02-14.0016
Content Description

This collection relates to the Reserve Officers Association and the experience of its members during World War Two.

Dates: 1939-2007

Dr. Donald R. Roberts collection

 Item — Object 21.0004 - Book 1
Identifier: 02-21.0004
Content Description

This collection relates to Dr. Donald R. Roberts who served as a World War II surgeon with the 47th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe. This collection contains his memoir titled The Other War: A World War II Journal where he details his time at Fort Bragg, in North Africa, Sicily, England, Normandy, Belgium, Germany, and Dachau.

Dates: Publication: 2008; Event: 1941-1945

Bascom Walden Sparkman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0019
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Bascom Walden Sparkman who served with Service Company, 753rd Tank Battalion, in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, and Germany during World War II. The 753rd served as a detached unit assigned as armored support for both the 36th and 45th Infantry Divisions.  The collection includes letters sent from Sparkman to his wife Eleanor and his family.  Letters from his family to Sparkman are also included.  Furthermore, the collection includes documents, unit newspapers, diaries, postcards, personal items carried by Sparkman, and artifacts.

Dates: 1942-1975; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/29/2018

Edward A. Treacy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-17.0035
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sergeant Edward A. Treacy who served with the 815th Engineer Aviation Battalion in England, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy during World War II. The collection includes memoirs, oral history interview, documents, photographs, artifacts, and an M-44 U.S. Army uniform jacket.

Dates: 1942-1984; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2017