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World War, 1939-1945--Europe

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

385th Bomb Group Association collection

 Collection — Object 18.0012 - Publication
Identifier: 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

Alvin Dinsmore White papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box 2 (08.0075-08.0199), Folder: 08.0084 - Folder 1
Identifier: 08.0084
Scope and Contents

The collection of Alvin Dinsmore White consists of three letters and a V-mail written by Army officer Jim White of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during World War II.  Also, in the collection is a news article and email describing his two other family members' actions during the war. Fort Benning, Georgia, and Rotenberg, Austria are the two discernible locations where Jim wrote his letters.

Dates: Created: 1944-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/15/2008

James A. Armstrong collection

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

Melvin Brown transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0107 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0107
Content Description

This collection relates to Melvin Brown who served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in the European Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing his service and life after the war.

Dates: January 12, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1945

George Robert Carr papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 24 (00.0700-00.0734), Folder: 00.0733
Identifier: 00.0733
Content Description

This collection relates to George Robert Carr who served in Europe during World War II. This collection includes two manuscripts. The first manuscript details Robert C. Mowrer's experiences serving with the 106th infantry Regiment, 27th Division, in the Pacific Theater. The second manuscript details German soldier Gunther Schmidt's account of the Battle of Huertgen Forest from the time he was sent there to when his battalion is defeated. Second manuscript includes maps.

Dates: Event: September 6, 1943-February 2, 1996; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-28

Curtis Franklin Walgren collection

 Collection — 11.0060 - Box 1
Identifier: 11.0060
Dates: 1942-05; Other: Date accessioned: 2011-09-01

David Westheimer papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 16 (01.0407-01.0420), Folder: 01.0418 - Folder
Identifier: 01.0418
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to David Westheimer who served as a 1st Lieutenant Navigator on a B-24 Bomber with the 457th Bomb Group during World War II and was shot down over Italy where he became a POW. This collection consists of an oral history transcript of David Westheimer.

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 01/14/2000

Ella Rogozinski manuscript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 3 (00.0055-00.0092), Folder: 00.0086-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0086
Scope and Contents

This manuscript documents the life of Ella Rogozinski who was an Auschwitz Concentration Camp survivor from Czechoslovakia.

Dates: Created: 1943-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/28/2000

Eugene Steinberger collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0075
Dates: 1939-1966; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-24

Dorotha Farrell collection

 Collection — Box 08.0080-Box 1
Identifier: 08.0080
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Dorotha Farrell who served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in an orthopedic ward with the 98th General Hospital that served in England and Germany in World War II. This collection contains 72 photographs, oral history interview transcript, one newspaper article clipping, one Life magazine cover, nine letters, and one folder of official documents.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-07

Albert Fier transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0037 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0037
Content Description

This collection relates to Albert Fier who served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant technician with E Company of the 94th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript, where Fier documents his time as a medic during the war.

Dates: June 14, 2000; Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date accessioned

Eleanor and Elliott T. Gifford collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20.0003
Content Description

This collection relates to Eleanor Gifford who served in the special services and her brother Elliott T. Gifford who served as an Aerographer's Mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Elliott T. Gifford was killed in action on board the USAT Dorchester when it was sunk on February 3, 1943 by a German submarine. This collection contains documents, newspaper clippings, German event posters, radio transcripts, letters, and photographs predominately from Eleanor M. Gifford.

Dates: 1938-1968; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-02-24

Lorraine Hertz collection

 Item — Object 21.0007-Book 1, Object: 001
Identifier: 21.0007
Content Description

This collection contains a published volume titled I miss you so... : Letters from a World War II Romance by Lorraine and Marcus Hertz. The letters contained in the volume were written during World War II between Marcus and Lorraine. 2nd Lieutenant Marcus Hertz served as a Bombardier with the 100th Bomb Group in England, was shot down, and became a Prisoner of War with Germany.

Dates: Publication: 2020; 1942-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-04-27

Henry Louis and Mart Hill collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0732
Scope and Contents Henry Louis Hill served as a captain with the U.S. Army's 97th Infantry, Field Artillery, S-3 Battalion during World War II. This collection contains a veteran's questionnaire from Louis Hill; a one-page faded cartoon of native women on Guadalcanal; and a brief (less than one page) recount of how Hill came upon a Japanese lantern, which is also part of the collection. The collection also contains a black and white photograph of the president of Florida State College for Women (FSCW), Dr. Edward Conradi, buying supposedly the first defense bond issued in Tallahassee, FL, from Miss Mart Pierson (later married to Henry Louis Hill). According to the inscription on the photograph, the date...
Dates: Created: 1943-2000; Other: Date acquired: 09/14/2000

Jean Gibbs Hoffman Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0036
Scope and Contents

This family collection relates to three relatives who served during World War II: Rollin Lewis Gibbs, Jr. who served with the U.S. Navy as a Storekeeper 2nd Class; Helen Jean Brickley who served with the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) as a Lieutenant Commander; and Frank Brickley who served with the United States Marine Corps as a Technical Sergeant. The collection includes photographs, certificates, documents, and artifacts.

Dates: Created: 1945-2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 12/22/2017

John Irwin collection

 Item — Object 21.0005-Book 1
Identifier: 21.0005
Content Description

This collection contains a published volume titled Dearest Moosie by David H. Mickey who served as the Chair of the Department of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University. His letters written during World War II when Mickey served in the U.S. Army.

Dates: Publication: 2006; Event: 1942-1945

Jack B. Newman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.0348
Scope and Contents This collection includes primarily the personal papers of U.S. Army Air Corps T/Sgt. Jack B. Newman, 717th Squadron, 449th Bombardment Group, from his time as a prisoner of war in Krems, Austria during World War II. A diary, provided by the American YMCA, contains artwork, poetry, and other writings from Newman's time in the camp. Letters received by family members and friends are also included, as well as miscellaneous loose pages found within the diary. The story of how the B-24 bomber, "Thunder Bay Babe," upon which he served as a radio operator, was hit by flak and shot down is located in multiple folders within the collection. Correspondence between Peter G....
Dates: Created: 1943-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/17/2002

Carl B. Kindell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0021
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Carl B. Kindell who served as a Pharmacist with the 242nd General Hospital in the U.S. Army during World War II. Kindell served in the European Theater of Operations. The collection contains the correspondence of Kindell and his mother, father, Aunt Leana, grandmother, brother Ray Kindell, and several friends during his service. This collection contains typed and handwritten letters, pictures, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1942-1945, 1951; Other: Date accessioned: 2018-06-19

Frank Louis Lash collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0075 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0075
Content Description

This collection relates to Frank Louis Lash who served as a Captain pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 587th squadron, 394th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force which was based in England. The collection consists of a mechanical navigational watch and a brief manuscript detailing how the watch was acquired.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-08-28

Richard Lewis transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0119 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0119
Content Description

This collection relates to Richard Lewis who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Lewis details his missions on a B-24 Bomber and B-17 Bomber during World War II and briefly describes his service in the Korean War.

Dates: Event: 1942-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2005-01-18

Charlotte D. Mansfield collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0158
Abstract Charlotte Mansfield enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.) in 1942 to pursue work in photograph processing for the military. She was part of the first all-women graduating class from Lowry Field Photo School in Colorado, where she was trained to be a photo technician that developed primarily aerial shots in photography labs. Mansfield was stationed at various locations throughout the United States before being transferred to lab work overseas in England and Germany. By this time, W.A.A.C. had transitioned to Women’s Army Corps (W.A.C.). Throughout her military service, Mansfield took numerous personal photographs that featured her friends and surroundings. They provide...
Dates: 1915-2017; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1957; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/2008; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-07

Philip Stockton May memoir

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2018 Box, Folder: 18.0023 - Folder 1
Identifier: 18.0023
Scope and Contents

The collection of Philip Stockton May contains a nine-page memoir. His memoir is about his experience from when he volunteered for the service in 1943 from Jacksonville, Florida to 1965 when he married a U.S. Navy widow.

Dates: 1925-1965; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1948; Other: Date acquired: 2018-07-02

Melburn R. Mayfield collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0138 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0138
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Melburn R. Mayfield who served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations. Mayfield served as a radio operator with Company C, 71st Infantry, 44th Infantry Division in France, Germany, and Austria. The collection contains a memoir and resume.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Other: Date accessioned: 2006-07-05

McClellan-Smith Family collection

 Collection — Box 20.0008 - Box 1
Identifier: 20.0008
Content Description

This collection relates to Viola B. McClellan (Women's Auxillary Corps) and Dewey S. McClellan (U.S. Army Air Corps) who both served in the European Theater of Operations as a pilot during World War II. This collection also relates to Charles S. Smith who served as a civilian contractor and Japanese prisoner of war at Wake Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains documents, ephemera, and photographs.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-11-28

George R. and Laura E. Nehls collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0113
Scope and Contents This collection is related to U.S. Army Captain George R. Nehls and 1st Lieutenant Laura E. Nehls who served in the Medical Corps during World War II. George served with Company "H", 136th Medical Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. This collection contains personal papers, letters, financial documents, military documents, books, army publications including training manuals, artifacts, artifacts, and uniform pieces from George R. and Laura E. Nehls during their World War II service. The collection also contains a three-page interview transcript, and photograph, of Robert Perry Teeple, brother of Laura E. Nehls, who served with the 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Italy during World War II, was...
Dates: 1940-1996; Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2008

Marie Oscar collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.0031
Dates: 1917-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2002-07-22

Odas Rankin collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 09.0096 - Folder 1
Identifier: 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; Other: Date accessioned: 2006-05-23

Sophie Sokolowski papers

 Collection — 17.0029 - Box 1
Identifier: 17.0029
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sophie Sokolowski (Guzzo) and Ralph J. Guzzo who served as an administrative Sergeant in the U.S. Army with the Headquarters and Service Company, 757th Railway Shop Battalion, in the United States, England, and Europe during World War II. The collection contains letters written from Ralph J. Guzzo during his time in service to his future wife, Sophie. The collection also contains a scrapbook which belonged to Sophie Sokolowski.

Dates: 1943-1947; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2017-11-02

John B. Sozzio papers

 Collection — 10.0058-Box 1
Identifier: 10.0058
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Technical Sergeant John B. Sozzio who served with the Transportation Corps, 9th Traffic Regulation Group, in the European Theater during World War II. Sozzio was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions during the Ardennes offensive in December 1944 through January 1945. The collection includes a handwritten daily railway log of activities that was maintained by Sozzio, memoirs, photographs, handwritten notes, and military-related documents.

Dates: Created: 1944-2002; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945

Simeon C. Sparkman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0030
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1940-1976; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2016-10-28; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-01