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Francis Yonkin collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0386 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0386

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).


  • 1939-1945
  • Date acquired: 07/12/1998


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Francis Yonkin served in "B" Company, 55th Armored Infantry, 11th Armored Division in the 3rd U.S. Army in the European Theater (ETO). Yonkin enlisted at the age of 18. He fought in Belgium, Germany, and Austria. He received a Purple Heart, one Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was shot in the leg on March 3, 1945.


1.00 folders

Source of Acquisition

Francis Yonkin

Method of Acquisition


Francis Yonkin collection 02.98.0386
Dustin Whitington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US