World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Paul Curtis Koerner collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The Paul Curtis Koerner Collection was donated by his daughter Judy Davis. The collection contains a variety of items, papers, and correspondence from Koerner's career as an Army Engineer in WWII. The collection contains his copy of the New Testament that he recieved while training at Camp Blanding, to his death certificate. Overall, the documents and letters provide a rough outline of the experience of army service, during and after the war. This collection also contains a group photo, stop watch, and medals including Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Armed Forces Service and United Nations Medal, Korean Service Meadal, National Defense Medal, a screw driver, slide ruller, and German back...
Dates: Created: 1937-2003; Other: Date acquired: 2006-06-14; Other: Date accessioned: 2016-06-14
Leroy Reece transcript
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 5 (04.0155-04.0183), Folder: 04.0163 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Leroy Reece who served as a Private First Class in the United States Army during World War II in the all-black unit, Company B, 317th Engineer Battalion which served in the European Theater.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2004
Werner Wisian manuscript
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0241 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents The Werner Wisian manuscript includes detailed descriptions of Private Wisian's time as a member of the 5th Army, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry. He served in the Mediterranean Theater in Italy, and spent over a year as a prisoner of war in various prisoner of war camps such as Stalag IIIB. His 24 page manuscript includes correspondence with a Russian prisoner of war and information on the Texas National Guard. His 1995 manuscript covers topics such as life during basic training, specific actions in combat, life as a prisoner of war, and personal reflections on the war. Also included are facts taken from the Official 36th Infantry...
Dates: Created: 1940-1995; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/1999