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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Ernest Hubacker papers

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: 02-98.0605
Scope and Contents

Ernest Hubacker served in the U.S. Army in the United States and in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The collection includes a manuscript entitled One Veteran's Remembrance of WWII. It also includes photocopies of documents relating to induction and discharge as well as a photograph of Hubacker on an Army horse dated 1943.

The manuscript gives his account of his experiences in Myitina, his time as he kept watch in foxholes, the sneak attacks on soldiers, and the sanitation and ration situations. He discusses his involvement in battles in India and China as well.

Dates: Created: 1941-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 06/09/1998

Madison D. Farnum papers

 Collection — Box 06.0097 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-06.0097
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Ensign Madison D. Farnum, a staff member for the commander of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. Farnum participated in the campaigns for Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa. Farnum was assigned on the Flagship USS Eldorado under Admiral R.K.Turner in the South Pacific Theater 1944-1945. The collection includes photographs, documents, and letters.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 04/04/2006

Roger Field collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0038 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0038
Content Description

This collection relates to Roger Field, who spent most World War II assisting as a civilian in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Field then attended Officer Candidate School in the summer of 1945 and worked for the Post-Hostilities Mapping Program in the Philippines after Japan's surrender. This collection contains an oral history transcript and short memoir where Field explains how his family military history in the military shaped his perceptions of the war and details the various opportunities for civilian engagement on the home front.

Dates: May 21, 2001; Event: Majority of material found within 1939-1948

Ingrid Flager transcript

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0362 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0362
Content Description

This collection relates to Ingrid Flager who served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the European Theater during World War II. This collection contains an oral history where Flager recounts her experiences as a nurse in Ireland, France, and Germany.

Dates: March 17, 1999; Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson papers

 Collection — Box 07.0117 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-07.0117
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson who served as a WAVE at the United States Navy Fleet Post Office in San Francisco, California. The collection contains letters from Fredrickson to her mother and sister. There are also photocopies of scrapbook pages as well as leisure photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, menus, ticket stubs, railroad timetables, playbills, and show programs from the scrapbooks. The collection also contains periodicals and other publications from various sources, most concerning the Navy and/or WAVES, and WAVES rules and regulations handbooks.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2007

Joseph Freilick papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0545 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0545
Scope and Contents

This manuscript memoir relates to Joseph Freilick who served with the 102nd Infanty Division during World War II in the European Theater.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/15/2001

George Logue transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0412
Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript relates to George Logue,  an aerial gunner armament specialist on a B-24 assigned to the 15th Air Force.  Logue discusses his bombing missions over Europe, being shot down, life as a prisoner of war, and his brief service with the British 5th Army.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2002

George R. Caron Collection

 Collection — Transcript
Identifier: 02-04.0197
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Technical Sergeant Bob Caron was the tail gunner on the B-29, "Enola Gay". The transcript covers his training missions, conditions on the plane during the journey, and his reaction to the bomb and its effects.

Dates: Created: 1941-2003; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Gill Family World War II and Vietnam War papers

 Collection — Letters/ Photographs
Identifier: 02-00.0065
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and photographs from two brothers who served in the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in the Pacific War Campaign during World War II from 1942 to 1943.  Other letters relate to a relative of the brothers who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

Dates: Created: 1942-1968; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2000

James R. Hancock transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0006 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-17.0006
Scope and Contents

This transcript contains an oral history interview of James R. Hancock who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S.Franklin aircraft carrier during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2012

Harold and Kathryn Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box 07.0141
Identifier: 02-07.0141
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Harold Williamson who served as a medical officer in World War II and his wife, Kathryn Williamson, who was a homemaker on the homefront in Ohio. The collection relates to their marriage and family during the war, as well as Harold's service in the 161st Medical Battalion. The collection consists primarily of letters and V-Mails between Harold and Kathryn and photographs of notable places including the homefront in Ohio and Camp Chaffee at Fort Smith, Arkansas and from a wide variety of locations in Italy and of other locations in Europe, particularly Switzerland. The collection also contains Harold's personal journal, ephemera from the war, Harold's military...
Dates: Created: 1942-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1942 - 1946

Harriette Shulman papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0360 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0360
Scope and Contents

In an oral history interview, Harriette Shulman recalls her experiences as a war bond coordinator on the Home Front during World War II.  A good portion of the transcript is off topic about World War II, but it also contains information on how Shulman, who is Jewish, dealt with American anti-Semitism. Here she talks about anti-Semitism and slurs used against her by acquaintances.

Dates: Created: 1921-1951; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/2001

Hazel Louis Bowman collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-10.0050
Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1930-1948

Henry L. Harrell, Sr. collection

 Collection — Photocopies of Letters/ Book/ Newspaper Article
Identifier: 02-08.0150
Scope and Contents The papers include photocopies of letters from Henry L. Harrell, Sr. to his wife, Frances Harrell and his children while stationed in Europe in 1945. Harrell moved often, working in France, Germany, and Austria. His letters include recollections of interactions with European civilians, daily operations of POW hospitals, providing sanitation and medical treatment of POWs and Holocaust survivors, as well as religious (Church) services and daily life for GIs. Harrell’s letters also elaborate on diagnoses (pathologies) found in these hospitals, and hint at the experiences of Holocaust survivors and POWs. The letters also include recollections of his travels throughout France, Germany, and...
Dates: Created: 1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/22/2008

Herman and Helen Buffington papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0635 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0635
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the experiences of Helen Toles Buffington, a young woman growing up during World War II, as well as the experiences of Herman Buffington, who served with the 96th Infantry Division as a combat soldier who fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Included in the collection is a transcript of Mrs. Buffington’s high school diary, in which she details her daily activities and emotions from 1941 to 1945. Also included in the collection are excerpts from a diary Helen kept while attending Young Harris College and excerpts from a diary Helen kept during the summer of 1945 while working as a phone operator at the Bell Aircraft Corporation, a major...
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/1998

Harriet V.W. Jacobs papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0027 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-17.0027
Scope and Contents

This collection of letters written by Mrs. Harriet Jacobs relates to her time stationed with her U.S. Navy husband in Bremerhaven, Germany after World War II, from 1947-1948. Also included is a "scratchcard" made in 1942 for American civilians to "keep score" of each sunk ship of the Japanese Navy.

Dates: Created: 1947-1948; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/2017

James H. Vander Laan papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-01.0346
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Sgt. James H. Vander Laan, who served in the United States Army Air Force and was assigned to the 511th bomber squadron in the 351st Bombardment Group. During his service, he trained as a ball-turret gunner and radio operator on a B-17 bomber. The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and memorabilia. The documents detail where James H. VanderLaan was stationed, inducted and discharged from service. The letters from James H. Vander Laan are addressed from Germany during his time as a Prisoner of War and are dated from November 7, 1943-November 5, 1944. The photographs are of James H. Vander Laan with his wife Marion Madeley and a...
Dates: Created: 1942-1953; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2001

Coleridge Augustus Jemmott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-05.0143
Scope and Contents

Coleridge Augustus Jemmott was an African American soldier in the United States Army, "I" company, 22nd Quartermaster Regiment. He served in Italy and North Africa as a sergeant, transporting the "Anizio Annie" cannon, from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains photographs and ephemera from Jemmott's war years. There are sixty black-and-white photographs of Jemmott with his unit in North Africa and Italy. There is also a menu from a Casablanca restaurant, Port of Leghorn entry card, newspaper clippings, and a North African Theater uniform patch.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2011

William H. Jenner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0032
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1944-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2001

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

Joseph Peters papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0073 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-07.0073
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an unpublished biography of Joseph Peters entitled "An Ordinary Hero." Peters served as a medical doctor in the Philippines during World War II and retired a Colonel. The collection also includes a letter about his 1952 retirement and a letter to his daughter about an injury stating that the initial injury was sustained upon capture by the Japanese in 1942.

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 05/29/2007

Fred L. Kagan Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0023
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Fred L. Kagan Jr., who served with the 9th Army Air Force before transferring to the 5th Infantry Division. During the war, he served as a litter bearer in the European Theater of Operations from November 3, 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. This collection consists of documents, photographs, and artifacts related to the service of in the United States Army Air Force and US Army during World War II. The documents consist of official paperwork and discharge papers as well as identification documents. The photographs are primarily of fellow servicemen but also include some images of occupied Hanau, Germany. The artifacts mostly include US Army patches and...
Dates: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/23/2016

Margarita and William H. King collection

 Collection — Box 12.0006 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-12.0006
Content Description

This collection relates to the wartime correspondence between Margarita King and her husband William H. King, who served in the Army Air Corps in the Philippines during World War II. The collection contains letters collected and sent between Margarita and William, personal photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and employment documents.

Dates: 1938-1946; Majority of material found within 1944-1946

Richard Knight transcript

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0365 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0365
Content Description

This collection relates to Richard Knight who served in the U.S. Army in the 11th and 5th Infantry Divisions in the European Theater during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Knight discusses his service in Iceland, Ireland, and France. He also discusses his experience as a prisoner of war in the 12A work camp which was liberated by the Russians.

Dates: Event: 1939-1946; April 21, 1999

Tadako Knight collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-04.0251
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Tadako Knight, who was the wife of U.S. Navy veteran Willard Thomas Knight who served in the U.S. Navy from 1937 until 1958. This collection contains newspaper articles about Guadalcanal, personal letters in Japanese, newsletters, magazines, correspondence with Tallahassee resident and Guadalcanal veteran Harry Horsman, photocopies of photographs, and writings penned by Japanese and U.S. soldiers.

Dates: Created: 1980-1991; Other: Date acquired: 09/22/2004

Paul Curtis Koerner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-06.0030
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: 06/14/2006

Emanuel Lamb papers

 Collection
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

Laura Mae Jackson DuFore collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0233
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Laura Mae Jackson DuFore who served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The collection contains four letters that she wrote to her sister and family while she was overseas, two letters from friends, a collection of black and white photographs mainly from New Guinea and the Philippines, foreign currency, various military documents, artwork created by DuFore, a metal bracelet with the name “Laura” etched in, a cigarette lighter made from a .50 caliber round, a Japanese fan, a Japanese cigarette, an Enlisted Infantry collar pin, photocopies of two scrapbooks, and various newsletters from air fields, ships, or other posts. The collection...
Dates: Created: 1942-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001

Leroy Reece transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0163 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0163
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

Ray Liberti transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0296 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0296
Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Ray Liberti who served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the Third Marine Division on Iwo Jima during World War II. This collection contains an oral history where Liberti recounts his experiences in the war.

Dates: Event: 1941-1945; Interview conducted on October 23, 2004.