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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--China

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

George and Hazel Barbour papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 1 (01.0001-01.0033), Folder: 01.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0026
Scope and Contents The collection of George and Hazel Barbour relates to George Barbour who served in the 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, and his wife Hazel Barbour who remained on the home front during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript interview of George Barbour.  It also contains Barbour's unofficial flight journal. Also included are memoirs by his wife, Hazel Barbour, of life on the home front in South Portland, Maine. The collection also consists of brief recollections of her mother (who worked at a shipyard in South Portland, Oregon) on the life of the Pueblo Air Base.  Moreover, the collection contains log notes of George...
Dates: Created: 1942-2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2002

George R. Cain collection

 Collection — 00.0559- Box 1
Identifier: 00.0559
Content Description

This collection relates to George R. Cain and his service as a communications officer in the 23rd Fighter Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, in China during World War II. The collection includes a variety of memorabilia, which spans from the beginning of George H. Cain's service in 1940 until his death in 2000. A few sources in the collection provide an overview of military service on the island of Hawaii. Others document his post-service work with his local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Dates: 1940-2000; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-17

Anthony T. DeMuro papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2019 box, Folder: 19.0016 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0016
Abstract

These papers relate to Private First Class Anthony T. Demuro who served with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Demuro participated in the Battle of Okinawa. The papers include letters and photographs.

Dates: 1944-1946; Other: Date accessioned

Harry L. Andrews Papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 5 (00.0118-00.0139), Folder: 00.0134-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0134
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harry L. Andrews who served as a U.S. naval officer aboard the USS LST-569 during WWII in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains a letter from Andrews to Dr. William Oldson in which he describes the route his ship takes throughout World War II. The USS LST-569 initially departed from New Orleans on 29 May 1944 and ended in Shanghai, China before being transferred.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/13/2000

Mary Theresa Kraus Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0088
Scope and Contents

Mary Theresa Kraus, a nurse in the Foreign Service Volunteer Corps, served in both India and China during World War II. She accumulated a personal collection of photographs and letters during the war. Documents include letters written to Kraus' parents between October 1942 and November 1945. Also included are a series of photographs of India and China, as well as press clippings Kraus sent home about the American campaign in China. In addition, the collection includes Chinese paper money and Kraus' Army registration.

Dates: Created: 1942-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/05/2008

William J. McCusker III collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0013
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to William J. McCusker III who served as a C-47 pilot with the 18th Troop Carrier Squadron during World War II.  The collection includes letters, documents, photographs, flight records, certificates, pilot manuals, and pilot training class yearbooks. The collection also contains handwritten notebooks kept by William J. McCusker III during his service as a police officer with the New York Police Department.

Dates: 1937-2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2017-07-07

Robert McGinnis collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0082 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0082
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a series of stories from The Burman News, a newsletter from Merrill's Marauders Association Inc. This collections contains excerpts of four newsletters ranging from 2005-2006 that detail personal stories of the China Burma India Theater of Operations.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1939-1945; Publication: Majority of material found within 2005-2006; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-09-16

Reserve Officers Association collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-04-16

Richard Hollis Marsh manuscript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 2 (01.0034-01.0057), Folder: 01.0036 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0036
Scope and Contents The collection contains a memoir written by Richard Hollis Marsh who served in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II and Tony Marsh who worked at the Italian Consulate. The narrative outlines Marsh's experiences in the Pacific and experiences in the Italian Consulate in Tientsin, China. The narrative outlines Richard March's experiences in the Pacific and Tony Marsh's experiences in the Italian Consulate in Tientsin, China. The memoir does not contain many details about the war, because it covers the long time period between 1939 to 1946, and only has short descriptions for each year. However, it does contain important information such...
Dates: Created: 1939-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2003

Robert J. Keefer papers

 Collection — 00.0488 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0488
Scope and Contents

Robert J. Keefer served as a company commander and regimental operations officer of the African American 45th Quartermaster Truck Regiment in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The collection of Robert J. Keefer contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. This collection also contains government documents, photographs, and other items detailing Keefer's experiences in World War II. There are three pamphlets in this collection, including one regarding Indian labor.

Dates: Created: 1939-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/28/2000

Joe Gray Sparks papers

 Collection — Box 2019 Single Folder Collections, Folder: 19.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0007
Content Description

This collection relates to Captain Joe Gray Sparks who served as a pilot with the 11 Bomb Squadron in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This collection includes a flash memory drive containing scanned copies of letters, documents, photographs, manuscript biography, newspaper articles, and artifacts that belonged to Sparks.

Dates: 1915-1994; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-04-24

William Maurice Sproul collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20.0011
Content Description

This collection relates to William Maurice Sproul who served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 18th Photo Intelligence Detachment, 14th Air Force in China during World War II. The collection includes letters written by Sproul, photographs, artifacts, documents, and military ephemera.

Dates: 1944-1946; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-01-27

Marvin S. Waits collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 11 (01.0278-01.0305), Folder: Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0299
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Marvin S. Waits who served with the 14th Air Force in China. He was enlisted from 1942-1945. This collection contains an interview with Waits with information about his experiences in China during the war, the censorship in the US Army, the terrors in the mission, and the relationship between soldiers and local people.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2001-07-24; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-13

Richard Bruce Watkins papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 6 (00.0140-00.0177), Folder: 00.0155
Identifier: 00.0155
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Richard Bruce Watkins who served two years in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a U.S. Marine platoon leader, then as a commander of the E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Immediately after the war in August 1945, Watkins also served in China. The collection contains a manuscript entitled "Brothers in Battle--One Marine's Account of War in the Pacific" written by Watkins that concerns his time in the Pacific Theater.

Dates: Created: 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/15/2000

Sheridan S. Winkelman papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 22 (01.0525-01.0532), Folder: 01.0529 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0529
Scope and Contents

These papers relate to Sheridan S. Winkelman, who served in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 12 Bombardment Group. The manuscript covers many topics, such as training and US activities in CA, Myrtle Beach, SC, and then in the CBI Theater, life in India, the economic crisis, prostitution, anti-Japanese sentiment, and gender concepts in China. He also discusses coming home and peace at the end of the war.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2001-09-24; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-07