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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 317 Collections and/or Records:

Odas Rankin collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 09.0096 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0096
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Odas Rankin who served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. This collection contains a newspaper clipping documenting Rankin's uniting with a deceased soldier's family.
Dates: August 19, 1944

Clarence H. and Elizabeth P. Ratliff collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0093 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0093
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Lieutenant Clarence H. Ratliff who served in the United States Navy during World War II and his wife Elizabeth P. Ratliff who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps for almost 7 years. This collection contains military documents, photograph negatives, and miscellaneous documents related to their service.
Dates: 1944-1951

Katherine Reibman transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0280 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0280
Content Description This collection relates to Katherine Reibman who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II at Camp Upton. This collection contains an Oral History where Reibman recounts her experiences during the war where she was responsible for handing out uniforms and later handing over the records of African Americans being discharged.
Dates: October 20, 2004; Event: 1944-1946

Joe Rendelman papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0477 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0477
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of the oral history interview of Joe Rendelman who served with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He was shot down over Romania after twenty-five missions. He spent six months in a POW camp and was liberated by the Russians in 1944.
Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/19/2002

Rene Perez papers

 Collection — Interview Transcript
Identifier: 02-11.0027
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Rene Perez, who lived in Cuba during WWII. Also present at the interview were his wife, Anita Perez, his daughter-in-law LouAnn Quintana, and son-in-law José Quintana. The original tape is in Spanish and the transcription is in English.
Dates: Created: 2011-2011; Other: Date acquired: 04/14/2011

Richard Frakes papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0178 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0178
Scope and Contents The collection is from PFC (T/Sgt) Richard Frake's military records and ephemera, including training certificates for Pre-RADAR VIII, Bomb Reconnaissance School, and Radio/Radar Repairman. The collection also has unofficial certificates proving that Frakes "officially" passed the equator and became a "shellback" on board the USAT Pemant. There are also documents and ephemera about Japanese POWs surrendering.
Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/07/2008

Richard Webb papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0197 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0197
Scope and Contents Richard Webb was a storekeeper first class in the US Navy in the European Theater. He was a mail clerk and storekeeper and received three Bronze Stars This collection includes a 10-page typed memoir about a trip to England aboard the LST-293, an account of D-Day, and an account of actions taken at Mount St. Michel. Also included are his reflections on death and dying and the role of "ducks" in WWII as well as 28 photographs of the LST, its crew, the dead and wounded GIs on D-Day, German POWs, and other naval craft.
Dates: Created: 1943-1944; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/03/2006

Helenor J. Robbins Mirigliano papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0032-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-16.0032
Scope and Contents These papers relate to Helenor J. Robbins Mirigliano who was employed as a secretary/stenographer at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot during World War II. She worked while attending high school classes at the South Philadelphia High School For Girls and continued to work at the Quartermaster after her graduation. This collection contains papers related to her employment at the Depot.
Dates: Event: 1941-1945

Robert Gates collection

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs/Ephemera
Identifier: 02-12.0066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of WWII U.S. Army Air Corps 9th Bombardment Group photographs, letters, military papers, and documents. Also included in this collection are extensive aerial and personal photographs, date book, unit yearbook, and "buddy book" address book.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2012

Robert Hoffmann papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0069 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-09.0069
Scope and Contents The collection of Robert Hoffmann contains an oral history transcript provided by the Reichelt Oral History Program. Hoffmann served with the United State Marine Corps during World War II on the island of Guam.
Dates: Created: 1927-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2009

Robert J. Keefer papers

 Collection — Oral History Transcript/ Documents/ Pamphlets
Identifier: 02-00.0488
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

Sidney Rochelson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0665
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters written by Sidney Rochelson to his parents while he was attending medical school in the 1930s, while he was attending Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, during World War II, and the remainder of his life. Also incuded are letters to and from his wife Martha while he served as a surgeon with the 624th Medical Clearance Company in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1933-1992; Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2000

Roland Cadoret papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0183 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0183
Scope and Contents Roland Cadoret served as a B-17 pilot in the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in the European Theater.  His collection contains a manuscript, "The Battle of Grounded Eagles," in which he details his entire POW experience from mission briefing to liberation, an excerpt from his diary, and his photocopied version of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to Invasion Forces. The Polebrook Post 351st Bomb Group Association 8th Airforce Vol. XXVII-No. 2, and the English version of the Moorsburger Beitung, a newspaper, which had special stories all about the POWs which were kept at Stalag...
Dates: Created: 1943-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2008

Rolande R. Faucon collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0427
Scope and Contents Rolande R. Faucon was a teenage citizen of France when the Germans invaded her town. She describes her music training, the presence of British and American military in her town, watching bombs fall from the sky and families identifying bombing victims, watching train cattle cars transporting people through her town. She also provides descriptions of the three paintings that she donated to the Institute. Documents in the collection include 2 photographs, a press clipping about Rolande's artwork, and descriptions about war-related paintings done in Albuquerque, NM.
Dates: Created: 1939-1954; Other: Majority of material found in 1940; Other: Date acquired: 04/27/1998

William T. Rolfe collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0308 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0308
Content Description This collection relates to Corporal William T. Rolfe who served in the Royal Air Force as a gunnery instructor in the United Kingdom during World War II. This collection contains the memoir titled "My Memoirs" which documents the life of Rolfe.
Dates: 1980; Majority of material found within 1907-1945

George H. Rosenfield collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0029 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0029
Content Description This collection relates to George H. Rosenfield who served in the 10th Mountain Division and 85th Infantry Regiment in the European Theater of Operations in Italy during World War II. This collection includes his 18-page, self-published memoir where he recounts his training at Camp Hale and combat in the North Apennines, Alps, and Po Valley. This collection also includes a veteran questionnaire about George H. Rosenfield.
Dates: Event: 1943-1946; Publication: February 2000

Sidney Rothenberg collection

 Collection — Box 20.0006-Box 1
Identifier: 02-20.0006
Content Description This collection relates to Sergeant Sidney Rothenberg who served with the 745th Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. This collection contains 745th Field Artillery Battalion published newsletters and newspapers.
Dates: 1944-1946

Herbert Frederick Rothschild papers

 Collection — Box 03.0045 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-03.0045
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Herbert Frederick Rothschild who served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater (ETO) in the 7th Army (which also included the French 1st Army). Rothschild's service also included the 103rd Infantry Division, 411th Infantry Regiment.  The collection contains a manuscript written by Rothschild. The manuscript consists of letters sent by the author to his family, daily military morning reports at the company level, "The Story of the 103rd Infantry Division -- Report After Action," sketches made by the author in Europe, photographs taken by the author and others in his outfit, military documents, excerpts from military...
Dates: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2003

Russell L. Bruno transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0385 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0385
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of the manuscript A Tank Across Europe by Michael Bruno.  It is a record of his father, Russel L. Bruno's experiences in World War II who served with the 778th Tank Battalion.
Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/14/1999

Theodore Schrottke collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0018 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0018
Content Description This collection relates to Theodore Schrotkke who served as a ground radio operator in the Marine 13th Defense Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps Artillery. He served in the Caribbean and Pacific theaters, serving from 1942 to 1946. Schrottke was a part of the D-Day invasion team of Iwo Jima. This collection contains military documents, photographs, and a personal narrative relating to the life and service of Theodore Schrottke.
Dates: 1942-1946

Kay Secrist manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0281-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0281
Scope and Contents This collection related to Kay Secrist, a worker and later a floor foreman for the Y-12 Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she was involved with uranium production for the Manhattan Project. The collection contains one folder with a 45-page typed transcript of an oral history interview.
Dates: 2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/26/2004

Julian Davis Sewell papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0028 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-17.0028
Scope and Contents This collection relates to First Lieutenant Julian Davis Sewell who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a Navigator.  The collection includes an address book containing the names of men who served with Sewell, a basic U.S. Army Air Corps aeronautics class notebook, Civil Aeronautics Bulletin, and 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Ceremony program and roster.
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/2017

Todd Silverman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0133 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0133
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Todd Silverman who served in the U.S. Navy as a radio and radar operator on PBY and PBM flying boats in the Pacific Theater Operation during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript and photographs.
Dates: October 28, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Jean Simpson transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0287 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-90.0287
Content Description This collection relates to Jean Simpson, who worked at a Barrett and Hilp Contractors shipyard during World War II. This collection contains an oral transcript of an interview with Simpson, in which she shares her experience being a female worker during the war. She recalls events in the shipyard including wages, going up a Jacob's ladder and working with other minorites such as African-Americans and Asian-Americans. She then went to Stanford law school and worked with a civil attorney. Simpson also shares her exerience applying for an Air Force commission in December of 1950 and entering the Air Force in May of 1951, where she served for twenty years.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1951

Skilling Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.19.0009
Content Description This collection contains letters, artifacts, photographs, and ephemera from Vincent and Leona Mazzoni's time served during World War II. Leona and Vince wrote letters to their sister, Josephine Gaudio, who saved all of these items. Both Vincent and Leona served in the Pacific Theater. Leona served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the China Burma Indian Theater with the 172nd General Hospital and Vincent in the U.S. Army on New Guinea.
Dates: 1941-1946

Kenneth A. Skoog papers

 Collection — Box 05.0105 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-05.0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers of Kenneth A. Skoog.  Skoog served in the European Theater (ETO) in the 121st and the 118th US Army Signal Radio Intelligence Corps. His collection includes nine World War I photos and 82 World War II photos. The World War II photographs related to the 118th and 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Companies. Also included are personal photographs of Skoog, Charles A. Bowen, Jr., and Army comrades. There are photographs taken in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Austria. The collection also includes letters from Charles A. Bowen, Jr., who was a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, to Kenneth A. Skoog. The letters include descriptions of fine art,...
Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/25/2005

Robert E. Smith collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0273 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0273
Content Description This collection contains a manusript written by Robert E. Smith where he recounts his memories of World War II as a child in the United States.
Dates: Event: 1941-1945

Sarah Smith transcript

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0034 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0034
Content Description This oral history interview transcript relates to Sarah Smith who joined the Women's Army Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Tech Sergeant. She served both in North Africa and Italy. Smith details her experiences during her training in Florida as well as during her service in North Africa and Italy. Smith explains the reception to her enlistment from her family and community as well as the valuable opportunities that her service gave her in seeing more of the world.
Dates: February 10, 2003; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Eli Solomon papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0055 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0055
Abstract This collection relates to Eli Solomon who served as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and medic in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. La Grange in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript, photographs, letters, and documents.
Dates: Created: 1945