World War, 1939-1945--Germany
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Manuscript Memoir
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript memoir of Anthony Catalino's WWII service in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and staff work at Army hospitals and supply depots in North Africa and Italy.
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2002
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0103 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents Private First Class Jack Appel's oral history transcript details his life before and during World War II where he served with the 17th Signal Operations Battalion in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. His oral history elaborates on his early life, contracting Spinal Meningitis, completing basic training, trying to apply to Officer Candidate School, becoming a driver/messenger, arriving in Europe, landing at Normandy, traveling through France Belgium, and Germany, witnessing Battle of the Bulge, visiting the concentration camp Buchenwald, interacting with civilians, gambling on leave, the discharge point system, returning home, and his experiences with...
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/2003
File — Single Folder Collections - 2020 Box, Folder: 20.0008 - Folder 1
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, documents, and photographs.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1946; 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
Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to Arnold Busch, a basketball coach for Calvary Methodist Church in Lakewood, Ohio, by the students he previously coached. Whether drafted or enlisted, many of the men kept up a correspondence with Busch throughout the war years. This collection also includes Calvary Church newsletters and pamphlets, pamphlets regarding persons registered for service, ration books and other rationing documents, and letters returned to Busch because their recipients were MIA, deceased, or relocated. Also included are photographs of Calvary Church activities on the Homefront, the basketball team, and the Calvary Church’s V-J Day service as well as a copy of an article...
Dates: Created: 1934-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 08/06/2007
Collection — Box 00.0646 - Box 1
Scope and Contents The William R. Auld papers include over 800 photographs taken by Major William R. Auld who served with the 31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Ninth Army Air Force following General George S. Patton throughout the United States, England, France, and Germany. The William R. Auld papers also include various sketches done by one of his comrades, a promotion notice, and two poems.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2000
Collection — Box 03.0019 - Box 1
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 of...
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/30/2003
Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0597 - Folder 1
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
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California entitled Nihen Bunka Japanese Culture: One hundred years in Pajaro Valley is also in the collection.
Dates: Created: 1940-1973; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998
Collection — Box 00.0647-Box 1
Content Description The collection includes 236 letters with some postcards and V-mails that "Cliff" wrote to his mother, Gladys Shirley, letters written to Gladys Shirley from some relatives of a soldier-friend of Cliff's who'd died in an accident, letters to Cliff from a woman he'd befriended in South Wales, and from his deceased friend's mother, to whom he'd written a note of condolence. News clippings, ephemera, and documents are also included. Cliff's letters express worries about post-war life and jobs, the desire for furlough, the point system, railroad strikes, Churchill, FDR, prices and wages, blackouts, housing problems in the US, draft dodgers, poor conditions in Germany (children begging GI's for...
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0105 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents Eugene S. Brown served as a member of the 78th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He served from 1943-1946. His unit arrived in France in November of 1944. He performed duties as a runner and a jeep driver for his unit. This collection contains a transcript from an interview conducted June 7, 2000.
Dates: Created: 1923-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/2003
Collection — Military Documents/Photographs
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
Collection — Personal Papers
Scope and Contents The papers of Carl Lavin contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Carl Lavin served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as an infantryman in the European Theatre of Operations with the 69th Infantry Division. He operated a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in the advance across Western Europe in 1944 to 1945, and he relates numerous anecdotes from his combat experiences.
Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/1999
Collection — Box 00.0733 - Box 1
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 was sent there to when his battalion is defeated.
Dates: Event: September 6, 1943-February 2, 1996
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Edward J. Cavanary who served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital during WWII. This collection contains a photographic copy of a scrapbook, as well as photographs, postcards, playbills, letters, ticket stubs, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, drawings, maps and a book of true experiences of members of the 7th Field Hospital written by John Kidda and Fred Marston.
Collection — Oral History Transcripts
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history transcript of Staff Sergeant Charles Diedling, a flight engineer on a B-24 with the 460th Bomb Group at Spinazola, Italy. Charles Diedling discusses his training as a flight engineer and waist gunner for the B-24 at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Loredo AFB, Texas. In June of 1944, he was assigned to the 460th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Spinazola, Italy. Diedling was shot down over Germany becoming a prisoner of war.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004
Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0514 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains the oral history transcript of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene A. Dance pertaining to his World War II service as a First Lieutenant serving in Europe. Oral history transcript states that Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1921-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1999
Unprocessed — Box 14.0035 - Box 1
Dates: 1942-1976; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1946
Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0170 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an interview conducted with Stanley and Elsie Davis on June 12, 2000. Stanley Davis served in the U.S. Army in the Military Railway Service in the European Theater during World War II. The collection also contains 6 photographs, a photocopy of Stanley and Elsie's marriage certificate, and a copy of Kaiserzeit: Journal of the Imperial German Military Collector’s Association vol. III, summer 1974.
Dates: Created: 1925-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1939-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2001
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Deborah Gierach's collection of photographs were taken by her late father-in-law (no name given), a B-17 pilot in Europe during the Second World War. The collection consists of scanning from three photograph albums (in German) compiled and produced for the Nazi government as a means to show what the Third Reich was doing during the war. Subjects include Nazi rallies, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goering, soldiers, military vehicles, as well as Hitler playing with children and socializing with others. Captions are in German. Organized month to month for separate calendar years of 1939, 1940, 1942. Note: the majority of the photographs do not contain the aforementioned...
Dates: Created: 1939-1942; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 04/05/2002
Collection — Single Folder Collections-2008, Folder: 001
Scope and Contents This collection contains the memoir of Richard Dern who served in the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front during World War II.
Dates: 1925-2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1923-2001; Other: Date acquired: 03/03/2008
Collection — Oral History Transcript
Scope and Contents Technician Fourth Grade Donald N. Duvick's oral history transcript describes his experiences as a company clerk with the 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, of the United States Army. His experiences in Germany as a non-combatant illustrate other roles soldiers were assigned during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2006
Collection — Personal Manuscripts
Scope and Contents Donald Nelson served in the 59th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division and the 36th Field Artillery in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Nelson was a technician, 5th grade (medic). The collection includes a memoir of his experience covering the period January 27,1942 to October 30, 1945.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2007
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 1987-002
Scope and Contents Contains both holograph and typescripts of Beck's work, Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. The papers also include a couple of maps, a 1987 essay exam, articles and newsclippings, research notes on various subjects, and many publications by others. This last area is especially strong in works by German authors including a handful by Schonemann. Collection includes MSS 92-21.
Dates: Created: 1918-1986
Collection — Documents/ Photographs
Scope and Contents The Edward L. Herp papers document Captain Edward Herp's time spent as a radio operator for the 321st Fighter Control Squadron of the 9th Air Force for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The collection contains an oral history, various photographs, the bulk of them taken at the Buchenwald concentration camp, a letter discussing the photographs, personal documents, postcards, and other items that illustrate his service in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Also in the oral history, Herp discusses his time spent working at Florida State University for WFSU-TV and as a professor of television production.
Dates: Created: 1942-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1998
Collection — Transcript
Collection — Personal papers
Scope and Contents Essie Nirider served in the Army in the 2nd Infantry in the Atlantic and European (ETO) Theaters during World War II. The collection contains a diary titled "2nd Infantry in Iceland: A Diary," which covers the time period for the year 1942 when Nirider served in Iceland with the 2nd Infantry, in which he rose from private to corporal. The collection also includes a 66-page manuscript entitled "World War II Reflections" about time with the Army in the Atlantic and European Theaters. Also included is a summary of the 5th Infantry's activities in the pages of "Diamond Dust."
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/1998
Collection — Personal Papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains the oral history interview of Lieutenant Colonel Everett Walker conducted by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience. Walker was forced to bail out very near the target on his eighteenth mission as a bombardier and gunner on a B-24. He discusses his rescue from the water, his interrogation experience and the conditions of his internment. He also talks about the many different escape attempts made by the American POWs at Stalag Luft III.
Dates: Created: 1943-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004
Collection — Letters/ Photographs
Scope and Contents The Francis Montague Wells collection, consisting of seventy-one letters, offers the insight and perspective of an enlisted Private First Class with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in the European campaign during World War II. The collection also contains two photographs of Francis Wells and a letter from his daughter Peggy Wells Hughes.
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/28/2009
Collection — Documents/Photographs
Scope and Contents This collection includes 17 articles, which all pertain to either Francis Yonkin or the 11th Armored Division/3rd Army during World War II as they moved through Europe following the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Also included are 20 photographs, which include some of Francis Yonkin, and also prints of Nazi officers (in Paris at restaurants), and also photographs of tanks and the 11th Armored, as well as stock photographs of General Eisenhower, Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (possibly from the Tehran Conference).
Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/1998
Collection — Oral History Transcript
Scope and Contents The Frank Facente transcript describes medic Frank Facente's service in the 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, as a part of the United States Army during World War II. Facente participated in the landing at Normandy, attacking the Siegfried Line, Battle of Huertgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, and visiting the concentration camp at Dachau.
Dates: Created: 1942-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2000