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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Belgium

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

385th Bomb Group Association collection

 Collection — Object 18.0012 - Publication
Identifier: 02-18.0012
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.

Dates: Created: 1942-2015; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/23/2018

James A. Armstrong collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2020 Box, Folder: 20.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-20.0007
Content Description

This collection relates to Technical Sergeant James A. Armstrong who served 691st Ordnance Company in the European Theater of Operation. He participated beginning with the Normandy Campaign and each subsequent campaign with the company through to Germany. After the war, he was also commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Ammunition Supply Officer and assigned to the 633rd Ordnance Company. The collection contains letters, military documents, and photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1947; Other: Date acquired: 09/11/2020; Event: Service (Great Britain, France, Belgium): 1945-1944; Event: Service (Holland, Germany, Austria): 1944-1945; Event: Service (France): 1945

Zeddie P. Barron, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0077
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Technician Fifth Grade Zeddie P. Barron, Jr., who was stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, Ireland, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany between 1943 and 1945. As a clerk in the 552nd Railhead Company, Barron was attached to the First Engineer Special Brigade. The collection contains personal letters sent from Barron to his wife throughout his period of service, military documents including a ration book, Barron's military record and entrance physical, as well as newspaper clippings, envelopes, and an unpublished poem by Eugene S. Masters reacting to the use of the atomic bomb.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/12/2007

Rowland G. Bush collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-09.0113
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Technician Fifth Grade Rowland G. Bush, who served as a medical corpsman with the 104th Infantry Division, and was killed in action on October 25, 1944. The collection contains his Purple Heart and Silver Star, as well as their accompanying certificates, a Western Union telegram notifying his mother of his death, condolence letters, correspondence requesting his body be moved from Belgium to California, photographs of Rowland and his family, and the 48-star flag from his burial service.

Dates: 1944-1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2009

Edward Carrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0565
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Edward Carrow who served with the 665th Engineer Topographical Company, 4th Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  The collection contains numerous letters dating from July 1943 to October 1945. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing telegrams, playbills, several photographs, two maps of Europe and the Pacific, and several currency notes from France, Germany, and Austria.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/19/1999

Charles Wilfong Chalker collection

 Collection — Box 19.0014-Box 1
Identifier: 02-19.0014
Content Description

This collection relates to Technician 5th Grade Charles Wilfong Chalker who served with the 76th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. The collection contains three German World War II period flags brought back after the war from Europe by Chalker.

Dates: Existence: 1939-1945

Charles Alden Haug manuscript

 Collection — Manuscript
Identifier: 02-00.0273
Scope and Contents

This manuscript relates to Sergeant Charles Alden Haug who served with Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star Medal. This collection contains an unpublished manuscript memoir.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/08/2000

Wilson Malcom Clayton papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0015-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0015
Content Description

This collection relates to Captain Wilson Malcom Clayton who served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was assigned as liaison pilot for the 909th Field Artillery Battalion of the 84th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He flew L-4 Piper Cubs. The collection contains a handwritten diary that documents his activities during the war.

Dates: Event: December 12, 1944-May 30, 1946

Edward L. Herp papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1997 Box, Folder: 97.0067 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-97.0067
Scope and Contents

The Edward L. Herp papers document Captain Edward Herp's time spent as a radio operator for the 321st Fighter Control Squadron of the 9th Air Force for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The collection contains an oral history, various photographs, the bulk of them taken at the Buchenwald concentration camp, a letter discussing the photographs, personal documents, postcards, and other items that illustrate his service in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Also in the oral history, Herp discusses his time spent working at Florida State University for WFSU-TV and as a professor of television production.

Dates: Created: 1942-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1998

George Denson Graumlich collection

 File — Box 08.0019 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-08.0019
Content Description

This collection relates to George Denson Graumlich who served in the United States Army in the United States and European theater of operations. This collection contains original letters and transcriptions of George Denson Graumlich while he was deployed. His letters contain a lot of information about training and rules/laws for servicemen and also addresses common concerns such as mail, food,weather, and missing home.

Dates: April 2, 2008; Event: 1943-1946

Harold Cooler transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0051 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0051
Scope and Contents

The collection of Harold Cooler contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Cooler served in the U.S. Army in the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater during World War II.

Dates: Created: 1943-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004

James W. Herrington papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0150 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0150
Scope and Contents This collection relates to James W. Harrington who served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. This collection includes a manuscript entitled Return to Ville de Bastogne: A Time Remembered, which concerns the Battle for Bastogne, Belgium. This manuscript consists of a 10-page memoir of the Battle of the Bulge following Harrington's return visit to Bastogne 53 years later. He describes his division's encampment prior to the Battle of the Bulge. This manuscript is an exclusive Battle of the Bulge memoir. An additional page entitled "A Trek Remembered" is an account of a specific experience on December 17, 1944. It also includes...
Dates: Event: 1944-1990; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000

Hurtis "Jack" Lowell Enlow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0552
Scope and Contents The Hurtis "Jack" Lowell Enlow papers consist of a diary and various documents relating to his service as an ambulance driver for the 482nd Medical Collection Company. Sergeant Enlow's diary illustrates what life was like as an ambulance driver during the war. He describes in detail the casualties he witnessed, fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, traveling through Europe, basic training, prisoners of war, and the Buchenwald concentration camp. While some descriptions are graphic, they depict the true nature of the war. His documents include photographs taken at Buchenwald, basic training notice, a German train ticket, German advertisement, one Victory Mail letter, post-war customs...
Dates: Created: 1943-1952; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/17/1998

John B. Savard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0015
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of the letters of John B. Savard, an American soldier who fought in World War II and saw action at the Normandy landings, the Battle for Brest, and the D-Day Landings. Most of the material consists of letters to and from his parents, though letters from other soldiers are included. In addition to letters, this collection contains Savard's sketches, a poem he wrote detailing his reaction to the Battle of the Bulge, a manuscript of his autobiography detailing his life from birth to his time as a US Postal Worker and several photographs taken during the Second World War.

Dates: Created: 1919-1985; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/07/1998

George Kass papers

 Collection — Box 01.0528-Box 1
Identifier: 02-01.0528
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Private First Class George Kass who served with Company E of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Division. The collection consists of letters written to and from Kass to his family, particularly his sister Rose Goldblum. Kass’ letters provide detailed accounts of Army life, and Rose’s letters provide a civilian perspective on life and the war. The letters begin after Kass’ enlistment in 1942 and end when he is wounded in action on September 5, 1944.

Dates: Created: 1941-1944; Event: Date acquired: 05/07/2001

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

Hy Wakstein papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0409 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0409
Scope and Contents

Hy Wakstein was a Jewish American serviceman who reached the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 778th Anti-Aircraft-Automatic Weapons Battalion, Self Propelled, (served 1943-46) and discusses his experiences as an Army communications officer in the European theater of World War II in this oral history transcript. Wakstein participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and his division advanced further east into Germany than any other American division.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/11/2001

Bert Williamson Webb papers

 Collection — Box 18.0030-Box 1
Identifier: 02-18.0030
Content Description

This collection relates to Bert Williamson Webb who served as a Captain in the U.S. Army with the 178th Ordnance Depot Company during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. Webb received a Bronze Star Medal for his service. This collection includes a manuscript memoir of Webb's World War II service in the U.S. Army, photographs, unit history with roster, and pre-war cadet booklet.

Dates: 1941-1945

William A. Kummerer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0135
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant William A. Kummerer who served with the 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during World War II.  The majority of this collection concerns the reunions of the 101st Airborne, 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, on the creation of the division shoulder patch. Included in the collection are many reunion photographs, photographs of the patch, Mr. Kummerer's decorations, and several captured German insignias. There are several newsletters or magazine articles that describe not only the unit's history but its efforts against the German offensive at Bastogne in December 1944. The collection further contains files and...
Dates: Created: 1941-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/20/2007