United States. Army--History--World War, 1939-1945
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
This collection relates to Lyle D. Armstrong and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The collection contains a veteran’s questionnaire where he shares his experience in service and recalls a memory of being in Manila when the Japanese Envoys came to speak to General MacArthur. He also mentions that he kept in contact with some of the men he met in service. The collection also contains photographs of Armstrong and his three older brothers, who also served in World War II.
This collection is centered around a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in the 35th Squadron of the 64th Troop Carrier Group. He was involved in the European- African- Middle Eastern campaign in Rome, Italy and Operation Dragoon in Southern France. This collection contains special orders, yearbooks, certifications of flight training, letters between the pilot and his family and friends, photos from Italy, France, and Puerto Rico, portraits in uniform, pamphlet for soldiers describing the famous monuments and history of Rome, Italian theatre programs, flight logs, checks, manuals, and charts, an original personnel file, various pins and medals, and maps of the Mediterranean theatre.
This collection pertains to Edward J. Cavanary who served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital during WWII. This collection contains a photographic copy of a scrapbook, as well as photographs, postcards, playbills, letters, ticket stubs, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, drawings, maps and a book of true experiences of members of the 7th Field Hospital written by John Kidda and Fred Marston.
This is an oral interview transcript relates to Dwight R. Crum regarding his service with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in Europe during World War II. He was initially drafted into the 95th Coast Artillery Corps in 1941. He served at Pearl Harbor in 1942 before being transferred to the European Theater where he served as a 2nd LT with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion.
This collection includes photographs and letters from the military career of Clifford Kenneth Dodd, who served in the Army Corps of Engineering during WWII. Included are official National Park Service photographs of various generals, diplomats, historic events, and Washington, D.C. Also included are photographs from Dodd's military time from basic training to his time in the Philippines. The included letters are correspondence from Dodd to his mother Marion F. Dodd. Also included are photographs from Frank Joseph Kelley, of Guam reconstruction.
This collection relates to Guy M. Edwards. The collection contains untitled private photographs taken on the ground across Europe while Edwards served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group and the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group.
The materials included in this collection are numerous photographs (loose and in photobook form) covering Eugene Jackson's training to service in Belgium; several captured German Army items, his uniform ribbons and patches plus many other mementos from his time in Europe during his service.
This collection contains Franklin Merle Peterson's personal correspondence, newspapers, ephemera, and photographs from Peterson’s lifetime. Peterson was a veteran of the First World War in France and the Second World War in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
This collection relates to Morris L. Horowitz who served in the U.S. Army with the 669th Military Police Escort Guard Company during World War II in Europe. He was a Jewish-American soldier. The collection contains two unit group photographs.
Official Introductory booklet from the American Graves Registration Command on pathology and methodology of identifying remains, including extensive anatomy drawings. Includes official memos on exhumation, identification procedure, a sample checklist, sample certification of identity, supply list, and personal notes taken by hand.
Oral history of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Co-Pilot Colonel Jack H. Heinzel, an American prisoner of war who survived the Bataan death march and subsequent "Hell Ships" starting in April of 1942. The collection contains one folder with fifteen pages detailing this airman's experience of these atrocities.
This collection relates to William H. Jenner (5th Ranger Battalion, U.S. Army). He served from 1942-1945. Jenner was a Technician Fourth Grade (TEC 4) and wire chief in charge of communications. The collection contains two photographs of William H. Jenner, a copy of an Extract of his Award of Bronze Star Medal, a copy of his Separation Qualification Record, badges, a copy of his Honorable Discharge and a copy of his Enlisted Record and Report of Separation. There are also two copies of his Veteran Questionnaire. A full transcript of an oral history conducted on November 13-14, 1999 is part of this collection as well.
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.
This collection centers around Samuel Kurlandsky, a soldier in the 12th and 15th Army Air Corps units in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. The collection includes a violin case painted with city and country names and a photograph depicting a soldier assigned to surveying and weather tracking equipment.
Emanuel Lamb served with the Heavy Weapons Company of the 89th Infantry Division. Collection includes letters from Emanuel and his brother Mandy during their time serving overseas, mainly discussing their daily lives, censorship, and treatment of prisoners of war, as well as a complete oral history transcript between Emanuel Lamb and an interviewer discussing his time in combat and his memories of the Battle of the Bulge. There are also newspaper clippings, photocopies of identification cards and ephemera included in the collection.
This collection relates to Abraham Lifschitz, a Polish native, who served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 with the 100th Infantry Division in the European Theater. This collection contains military service records, wartime publications, religious items, and brief correspondence with his niece, Roberta, who donated this collection. Additionally, this collection contains a veteran hat and handkerchief from an unknown relative who served in World War I, as well as Lifschitz's unit patch, cigarette case, marksmanship badge, bracelet of French francs, dog-tags, and a banner commemorating his unit's history.
This is the collection of Roy Lindsey who served in World War II as part of the 81st Engineering Aviation Battalion in the European Theater. The collection contains postcards from America and Abroad and greeting cards. Letters between Roy Lindsey and his wife Irene, while Roy Lindsey was serving in the European Theatre are also included, along with photographs of Roy Lindsey during his time in the Army. Also included are letters between Roy Lindsey and his brother whom also served during World War II. There are telgrams, and an expired driver's license.
The Lloyd M. Hicks Jr. Collection includes personal artifacts such as medals, ribbons, and various pins. The collection also contains scrapbooks containing news clippings and photographs detailing the actions of the 2nd Armored Division and 41st Armored Infantry Regiment in their overseas campaigns, as well as Lloyd Hicks Jr.’s own personal photographs from his time overseas and those taken during periods of leave spent in Florida.
This collection includes three written biographical histories and a personal memoir transcript by Thelma McNeill of family members' and her own service during the Second World War. These narratives detail the lives of a captured Merchant Mariner during the Battle of the Atlantic, an injured tank officer during the Battle of France, a U.S. Naval officer, and a McNeill who served as a Red Cross volunteer in the Pacific Theater.
This collection contains papers related to Trammel's induction from the first draft notice as well as military issue identification, soldier's individual pay record, immminization register, and request for his job with the Continental Insurance Company to be held for the duration; War and Navy Department Guide Book to Civilian Life, map of New Guinea. Booklet "Memories of Moresby: A Collection of Verse from the Lively Pen of an Allied Serviceman" contains poetry and photographs of interest regarding GI's attitude toward the war as well as indiginous Papuan woman.
This collection consists of correspondence and official records related to the service of Theodore Oxman in the Army Air Force in World War II. As part of the collection there is a sixty-fifth anniversary booklet of the Cornell University’s Class of 1948 where alumni recount their World War II experiences in the different branches of the armed services. The collection also contains two photographs of Oxman and a book documenting the personnel and mission of the Grenada Army Air Field in Grenada, Mississippi.
This collection related to Kenneth M. Roberts. The collection contains negatives of photographs from an officer who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the 42nd Engineer Construction Battalion. The photographs show scenes in Luzon, Philippines, of US Army housing, social life, and construction, as well as local agriculture and architecture. The collection contains a set of 68 negatives that document Kenneth M. Roberts' service in the Philippines in 1945.
This collection contains a compilation of personal letters and official documents, photographs, personal items, and military badges of Sgt. Simeon C. Sparkman who served with the 8th Air Force from 1943 to 1945, at Burtonwood Air Depot, Warrington, England, also known as Base Air Depot No. 1. Sparkman was specifically assigned to Hangar 5, Mary Ann Site, “B” Shift, Aero Repair Crew 6, and was the ranking NCO on Crew 6 in the grade of T/Sgt. The papers in this collection are comprised of correspondence with his wife, parents, and other family members and close friends.
This collection contains letters and papers related to a 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, soldier training during World War II at the University of Michigan and Fort Bragg before his deployment to Europe. This collection includes correspondence between the soldier and his family, the soldier and his friends, newspapers and clippings, and personal records.
This collection contains letters, photograph albums, postcards, documents, and ephemera which record the military service and family homefront life during World War II of Eddie Houston Thomason who served as a physician in U.S. Army Air Corps Medical Service.