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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western Front

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Earl L. Bailey collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-03.0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters and memorabilia sent by U.S. Army soldier Earl L. Bailey to friends and family during World War II, as well as the transcript of an oral interview with the soldier. These documents detail the soldier's basic training at Camp Maxey, TX, participation in the Army Specialized Training Program at Ohio State University, and service in the 405th Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division. This service included stops at Camp Swift, TX, Fort Dix, NJ, and participation in the suppression of the Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944 before departing for Europe. The letters discuss the campaign in Europe, battles in France and Germany, the Siegfrieg Line, and the occupation...
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/30/2003

Barbara Gier papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0545
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of World War II personal letters to family, primarily her mother, from Barbara Gier who served as a U.S. Army Nurse in France. Several letters provide vivid descriptions of the English and French countrysides.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2000

Cecil Blumenstein transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0597 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0597
Scope and Contents

Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.

Dates: Created: 1925-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/13/2001

Milton Charles Brown papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2018 Box, Folder: 18.0004-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-18.0004
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Technical Sergeant Milton Charles Brown who served in the U.S. Army with the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion as an Operations Noncommissioned Officer during World War II. Brown served in the European Theater of Operations.  The collection includes Brown's military personnel documents and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1925-1954; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2018

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

Charles Alden Haug manuscript

 Collection — 00.0273 Haug
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

Clark and Kenneth Adams collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-11.0018
Scope and Contents

This World War II collection relates to two brothers who served in the U.S. Army and consists of letters, documents, photographs, memorabilia, army uniform items, equipment, personal items, and medals. The letters from one brother, primarily sent to his parents, detail his service from Mifflinburg, PA through his training in the United States at Camp Polk, LA, and Fort Sam Houston, TX. They also cover his overseas transfer to England, as well as France, Belgium, and Germany. The letters from the other brother detail service from Mifflinburg, PA to the North African Campaign, and then to the European Campaign.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2011

Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0237
Scope and Contents These papers primarily consist of the 92 page handwritten WWII European Campaign U.S. Army surgeon's journal of Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley who served with the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group.  The journal details each surgical case attended to, including patient name, date of injury, and rank. Each case includes details about the type of injury, methods of treatment and various medications used. Moseley includes information regarding the movement of his unit and assignment to various hospitals throughout Europe. While the majority of cases Moseley attended to were U.S. Army casualties, there are entries that include German prisoners-of-war, several civilians, and a British soldier.  Also...
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/2000

Emil Spieth papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0295 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0295
Scope and Contents

This collections contains the transcript of an interview with Emil Speith.

Dates: Created: 1937-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1950; Other: Date acquired: 11/23/0004

Herman C. Giles papers

 Collection — 00.0236 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0236
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Herman C. Giles (Combat Infantry Rifleman with the 103rd Infantry Division), who served in the European Theater. He served as a corpsman with a medical detachment to the 66th Infantry Division according to his typed "Background" statement. His discharge papers note that he was a rifleman in Company G, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater, 1943-1945. Giles was stationed at Camp Blanding in 1943, Columbus, GA, for Air Corps training in 1943, and then Texas for infantry training. This collection contains a number of letters on Camp Blanding stationery. He describes Camp Blanding as "a mile and a half in the middle of...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000

Hasterlik-Hine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0729
Scope and Contents

The Hasterlik-Hine collection consists personal correspondence between Giulia Kortischoner (married name Hine) and her family and friends. The personal correspondence consists of letters, postcards, get-well-soon cards, greeting cards, and a small number of travel documents. The collection contains discussions about the Holocaust, life as a Jewish refugee, and the progress of the war and life afterwards.

Dates: 1700-2000

Henry Loewenthal papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0122-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0122
Scope and Contents

Henry Loewenthal served in the U.S. Army with the 645th Battalion, 45th Division, II Army Corps, 7th Army, in the North African, Mediterranean, and European (ETO) Theaters. This collection consists of a 77-page manuscript written in 1995 entitled "World War II - A Soldier Remembers" by Loewenthal on his experiences during the war. The memoir begins with his memories as a Jewish American Serviceman at the beginning of the war in Europe and continues through V-J Day.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/21/2000

John J. Ingersoll collection

 Collection — 12.0050 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-12.0050
Content Description

This collection relates to John J. Ingersoll who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was assigned to England until shortly after D-Day. He provided non-combat support to the invading allied forces into Paris. This collection contains books, handbooks, pamphlets, and maps from the U.S. Army, British Information Services, and the German Wehrmacht in German and English.

Dates: 1940-1945

Frederick C. Jackson collection

 Collection — Box 14.0037 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0037
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of letters sent from Private Frederick C. Jackson, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, to his parents, as well as a 1944 diary with entries from Jackson during the Battle of Anzio. The collection also contains a 1947 printed history of the 180th Infantry Regiment and a scrapbook containing homefront newspaper clippings related to the 45th Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign, as well as Jackson's wounding at Anzio.

Dates: Created: 1943-1947; Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2014

Janet Covieau Rohlin collection

 Collection — Letters/Magazines/Framed Print
Identifier: 02-18.0001
Scope and Contents

This World War II collection relates to Covieau Rohlin and Rohlin's close wartime friendship with U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel Thomas Settle Voss. Voss served as base commander of MacDill Field, FL and 1st Advanced Air Depot Area in the European Theater.  The collection includes a captured framed lithograph of Le Mans-La Cathedrale St. Julien by Barday, 1933, MacDill Field Thunderbird magazines, Liberty magazine, unpublished memoirs of Colonel Voss, photographs of Voss, and military documents.

Dates: Created: 1933-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1947; Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2018

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

Emanuel Lamb papers

 Collection — 00.0800 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0800
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1945-2001; Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2000

Leo and Marie Jennings papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-07.0007
Scope and Contents The collection of Leo and Marie Warren Jennings contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Leo Jennings served in the British Navy during World War II. His wife, Marie Warren Jennings, served as a British nurse. The collection includes postcards, a program, and two pamphlets (Guides to Services in Alexandria and Cairo). A British newspaper, The Egyptian Mail, and documents regarding Britain and "Operation Dragoon" are included. The collection also includes Leo Jennings' diary, "Leo's account of service in the Mediterranean Sea," which covers an array of locations, including...
Dates: Created: 1938-1968; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2007

Abraham Lifschitz collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-10.0016
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/08/2012

Lloyd McDuffie Hicks, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-13.0021
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1939-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2013

Alan May papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0130 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0130
Scope and Contents

Alan May served as a gunner on a B-24 Bomber with the 451st Bomb Group during World War II in Italy and was shot down during a mission to Ploesti, Romania, and became a POW.  May was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medals, 2 Presidential Unit Citations, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Included in this collection is a footnoted manuscript diary of missions.

Dates: Created: 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2001

Philip Hosid papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 02.0075 - Folder
Identifier: 02-02.0075
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Sergeant Philip Hosid of Company D 110th Infantry Regiment of the 11th Armored Division. In this collection are Hosid's discharge papers, Certificate for a Bronze Star, Authorization for Issuance of Awards, Newspaper clippings of 11th Armored Division's liberation of Mauthausen, a Certificate of Appreciation,The Thunderbolt: The Official Publication of the 11th Armored Division, and an 11th Armored Division periodical.

Dates: Created: 1942-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/18/2002

Rosemary Reed Powell collection

 Collection — 00.0858 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0858
Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal photographs, personal letters, and paper ephemera related to Rosemary Reed Powell who served in the Women's Army Corps with the 3rd Army during World War II.

Dates: 1943-2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/22/2000

Richard G. Power papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0027 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-16.0027
Scope and Contents

This collections related to Richard G. Power (Sergeant) who served with the 343rd Engineer Service with the US Army during World War II. The collection consists of maps, a letter, and photographs.

Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/27/2016

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

Feldwebel Schäfer Photograph Album

 Collection — Box 16.0005 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-16.0005
Scope and Contents

This album contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and poetry (all in German) from Schäfer's journal about the 25th Infantry Division during the 1940 Battle of France.  This album also contains a signed document and signed portrait photograph of 25th Division commander Erich-Heinrich Philipp Karl Albert Reinhard Clößner (17 September 1888 – 28 March 1976) who was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II.  He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Dates: Created: 1940-1941; Other: Majority of material found in 1940; Other: Date acquired: 03/16/2016

Reuben and Sylvia Schreiber papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-17.0014
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written by Reuben Schreiber and his wife Sylvia during World War II.  Reuben served with the 136th Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance) in the U.S. and European Campaign. The letters discuss training, deployment to the European Theater, through to the time of discharge.

Dates: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2017

Stalag 17 POWs papers

 Collection — Box 98.0475-Box 1
Identifier: 02-98.0475
Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by Edward McKenzie and includes a directory of New Hampshire Ex-POWs book. It is a boxed collection of approroximately 20 individual collections of American POWs who were interned at Stalag 17. The individual collections collectively consist of personal papers, transcripts, documents, photographs, and drawings relating to their experiences as prisoners of war.

Dates: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Stanley Marshall papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0350 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0350
Scope and Contents

Stanley Marshall was interviewed by Dr. William Oldson, former Director of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience at FSU. He served as a field hospital clinical technician in the European Theater during World War II. This collection includes a copy of his oral history interview, two pictures of him, and a photocopy of a newspaper clipping. After the war, Stanley Marshall continued his accademic career, eventually becoming the president of Florida State University.

Dates: Created: 1923-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 04/04/2002

Stanley P. Koss collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-12.0030
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Stanley P. Koss who served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Koss participated in the battle for Bastogne, Belgium. The majority of this collection pertains to Stanley P. Koss's war bond tour of war production plants in New York and New Jersey as part of an effort to boost war worker morale. The collection includes military orders, itineraries, letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to this tour, as well as several souvenirs acquired during the trip. Also included are letters from Koss's pre-service employer, Christmas cards, and a telegram informing Koss's mother that Stanley's brother had been killed in...
Dates: Created: 1942-1994; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/11/2012