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James W. Herrington papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0150 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0150

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James W. Harrington who served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. This collection includes a manuscript entitled Return to Ville de Bastogne: A Time Remembered, which concerns the Battle for Bastogne, Belgium. This manuscript consists of a 10-page memoir of the Battle of the Bulge following Harrington's return visit to Bastogne 53 years later. He describes his division's encampment prior to the Battle of the Bulge. This manuscript is an exclusive Battle of the Bulge memoir. An additional page entitled "A Trek Remembered" is an account of a specific experience on December 17, 1944. It also includes photocopies of maps, insignia, ephemera, a copy of a certificate of discharge, a photocopy of a picture of Harrington in uniform, and a veteran's questionnaire.


  • 1944-1990
  • Date acquired: 02/23/2000


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

James W. Harrington was born on November 18, 1920 in Scottsdale, PA and served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). Harrington participated in campaigns in France and the Battle of the Bulge. He served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He was discharged at the rank of sergeant in 1945. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Eastern Service Medal and six Bronze Stars. He resided in Greensburg, PA after the war and passed away on November 2, 2012.


1 folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James W. Herrington

James W. Herrington papers 02.00.0150
Craig Whittington
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Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US