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Alvin Dinsmore White papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0084 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.08.0084

Scope and Contents

The collection of Alvin Dinsmore White consists of three letters and a V-mail written by Army officer Jim White of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during World War II.  Also, in the collection is a news article and email describing his two other family members' actions during the war. Fort Benning, Georgia, and Rotenberg, Austria are the two discernible locations where Jim wrote his letters.


  • 1944-2007
  • Majority of material found in 1945
  • Date acquired: 04/15/2008


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

First Lieutenant Alvin Dinsmore White served in the European Theater with C Company, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for administering first aid to a fellow soldier and covering the stretcher-bearers as they evacuated the casualty in Wurzburg, Germany.  He was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in the same action.


1.00 folders

Arrangement Note


Source of Acquisition

Alvin Dinsmore White

Method of Acquisition


Alvin Dinsmore White papers 02.08.0084
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US