This collection contains artifacts, papers, and photographs that belonged to Clyde Campbell Beaver from his time serving in the U.S. Army in the Corps of Engineers as a draftsman during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The artifacts include his draftsman tools, jacket, camera, and Bronze Star. The papers include official Army documents, newspaper clippings about Clyde, a personal letter to his wife, Adele Beaver, and a telegram. The photographs include photographs of Clyde in the Philippines, photographs with his wife and mother, and photographs he took himself.
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This collection contains letters, documents, ephemera, and memorabilia from Edward J. Sidote who served as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War II as an X-ray techician and medical suppy clerk. In May of 1945, he was assigned to the 9th Medical Depot, attached to the 6th U.S. Army in Manila, Phillipine Islands, and then Occupied Japan. In 1946, Sidote was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant in the Army.
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This collection includes letters, personal papers, manuscripts, books, maps, and artifacts from E. Thomas and Margaret Fitzell Tifft Gilliard. The letters are from before, during, and after World War II between friends and family of Thomas and Margaret. The bulk of the letters include correspondence with Therese "Teddy" "Butchi" Waelchli, Thomas's aunt. The personal papers are official military documents, non-military documents, and notes. There are family photographs, photographs taken while Thomas served with the 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in the Pacific Campaign, and photographs from the many scientific expeditions they took.
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This collection relates to George R. Cain and his service as a communications officer in the 23rd Fighter Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, in China during World War II. The collection includes a variety of memorabilia, which spans from the beginning of George H. Cain's service in 1940 until his death in 2000. A few sources in the collection provide an overview of military service on the island of Hawaii. Others document his post-service work with his local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
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This photograph scrapbook assembled by U.S. Navy sailor Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. photographically records landing craft LST 558 and crew throughout its journey during World War II. LST 558 made stops throughout the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Japan, and the Pacific Theatre. The cities visited were Linguyan Bay, Hollandia, Subic Bay, Lake Sentai, Pohy Wog, Sapporo, Yokosuka, Saipan, Aomori Honshu, Otaru, and Tokyo.
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Oral history of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Co-Pilot Colonel Jack H. Heinzel, an American prisoner of war who survived the Bataan death march and subsequent "Hell Ships" starting in April of 1942. The collection contains one folder with fifteen pages detailing this airman's experience of these atrocities.
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This collection relates James W. Green who served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, United States Army Services of Supply, G-2 during the Philippine Island campaign during World War II. This collection includes a captured Japanese propaganda history book of the Japanese Philippine Islands invasion during World War II, plus U.S. Army translations of the book and the military provision that James W. Green could keep the book.
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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.
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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 also contains a copy of DuFore's autobiography A Life So Full.