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Herman John Daum Collection

 Collection — Container: Letters/Photographs/Artifacts
Identifier: 02.07.0093

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Master Sergeant Herman J. Daum who served with the 673rd Engineer Topographic Company and was attached to General George S. Patton's 3rd Army. The collection contains personal papers associated with Master Sergeant Daum's service in the United States Army during World War II including his promotion certificate, Bronze Star Citation, his wife's Certificate of Citizenship, and photographs of his time in training at Camp Campbell, KY. The collection also contains a wedding photograph and a portrait style photograph of his wife's brother in his Naval uniform. Additionally, this collection contains Master Sergeant Daum's rank insignia, his Bronze Star, and the Bronze Star box.


  • 1942-1945
  • Date acquired: 07/09/2007


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

Master Sergeant Herman J. Daum served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, in particular, England and France. He received the Bronze Star for his service during the 3rd Army's "dash across France" when they outran the limits of the maps being used. Master Sergeant Daum and the men under his command created new maps for the region in less than 24 hours rather than the usual 4 days. Prior to Master Sergeant Daum leaving for training, he married his wife Laurice Abood Daum. He then left for training in Georgia and later trained at Camp Campbell, KY.


1.00 folders

Source of Acquisition

Lila Daum Fredenberg (Daughter of Herman John Daum)

Method of Acquisition


Herman John Daum Collection 02.07.0093
Jeffrey Scott Henley
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US