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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on the Normandy invasion and campaign of 1944. Works on the military planning and diplomatic negotiations for the Normandy invasion are entered under Operation Overlord. Works on the military strategy to deceive the German High Command over the Normandy invasion are entered under Operation Fortitude.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

Oscar Olson collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0524 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0524
Content Description

This collection relates to Oscar Olson who served with the United States Army with the 3rd Battalion, 28th Regiment, 8th Division in France and Germany from 1942 to 1945. This collection contains copies of photographs and letters, a veteran's questionnaire and Olson's answers, and an oral history transcript.

Dates: Event: 1942-1945; October 7, 1999; Other: Date accessioned: 1992-12-13

Reserve Officers Association collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 14.0016
Content Description

This collection relates to the Reserve Officers Association and the experience of its members during World War Two.

Dates: 1939-2007; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-04-16

Harry W. Schmeltzer papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections – 2019 box, Folder: 19.0025 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0025
Content Description

This collection relates to Private First Class Harry W. Schmeltzer who served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, in the European Theater during World War II. Schmeltzer was killed in action on June 10, 1944 in Normandy, France and awarded the Purple Heart Medal. The collection contains a memoir about Schmeltzer's death.

Dates: Event: 1942-1948; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-28

John A. Watson transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 16 (01.0407-01.0420), Folder: 01.0407- folder 1
Identifier: 01.0407
Content Description

This collection relates to MSGT John A. Watson who served with G-2, HQ company of 1st U.S. Army. He participated in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944. He landed at 0730 with advance party of Col. Dixon's staff. This collection contains an oral history transcript. This interview is part of the Reichelt Program Oral History interview program. It was conducted on 26 April 1999 by Robin Sellers at the home of Karen Watson Skilling, the veteran's daughter, in Tallahassee, FL.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2000-08-18