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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.

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

Anthony Catalino papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0025 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0025
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a manuscript memoir of Anthony Catalino's WWII service in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and staff work at Army hospitals and supply depots in North Africa and Italy.

Dates: 1941-1945; Majority of material found in 1943; Date acquired: 02/11/2002

Harold E. Bergman papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0173 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.05.0173
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harold E. Bergman's (Army Counter Intelligence Corps). The collection contains a memoir of his service. He volunteered in December 1939, spent two years in ROTC, and was later assigned as a clerk for Medical Replacement Training Center (MRTC), within the 54th Training Battalion.

Dates: 1939-1953; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 12/12/2005

Jane Borg papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0478
Scope and Contents This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California...
Dates: 1940-1973; Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Robert L. and Virginia Butler papers

 Collection — Box: 17.0030 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.17.0030
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Corporal Robert L. Butler, who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the U.S., and his wife Virginia Butler. This collection contains letters sent between Robert and Virginia while he was training at six different locations from 1944 to 1945. Also included in the collection are letters to Robert from his mother Vedale Butler (née Irwin) and letters to Robert from his brother Charles. The letters are personal but some discuss Robert's daily routine while in...
Dates: 1937-1945; Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Date acquired: 11/02/2017

Robert H. Cardinell papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0668 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0668
Scope and Contents Second Lieutenant Robert H. Cardinell served with the 65th Infantry Division in Europe during the latter part of the Second World War and the occupation forces afterward. The collection includes two manuscripts. One is entitled "65th Infantry Division." The other is titled "Battle of Struth-Roscus at Dorna." The manuscript contains recollections of the Struth-Dorna battles fought on 7 April 1945. It also contains an account and photos of a return visit to Dorna in 1988 by several members of...
Dates: 1945-1988; Date acquired: 12/03/1999

Carl Lavin papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0146 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0146
Scope and Contents

The papers of Carl Lavin contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Carl Lavin served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as an infantryman in the European Theatre of Operations with the 69th Infantry Division. He operated a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in the advance across Western Europe in 1944 to 1945, and he relates numerous anecdotes from his combat experiences.

Dates: 1943-1946; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 06/18/1999

Edward Carrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.99.0565
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Edward Carrow who served with the 665th Engineer Topographical Company, 4th Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  The collection contains numerous letters dating from July 1943 to October 1945. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing telegrams, playbills, several photographs, two maps of Europe and the Pacific, and several currency notes from France, Germany, and Austria.

Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 10/19/1999

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Oral History Transcript/ Publications
Identifier: 02.02.0458
Scope and Contents The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a...
Dates: 1939-2003; Majority of material found in 1943; Date acquired: 10/29/2002

Herbert and Betty Colker papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02.11.0006
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers, photographs, ephemera, documents, newspaper clippings, and various other papers relating to World War II years and post war years lives of Herbert and Betty Colker as well as many family members and their correspondences with the Colkers.

Dates: 1935-1947

Craig Darius Whitesell papers

 Collection — Box: 08.0187 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.08.0187
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Craig Darius Whitesell who served as an armorer with the 3rd Search Attack at Langley Field, VA during World War II. He was stationed in Atlantic City, NJ, Buckley Field, CO, Langley Field, VA, Florence, SC, and Great Bend, KS. This collection includes letters, documents, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The letters in this collection were written by Whitesell to his parents throughout his time in the Army Air...
Dates: 1942 - 1945; Date acquired: 02/04/2009

Eugene Dance transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0514 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0514
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history transcript of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene A. Dance pertaining to his World War II service as a First Lieutenant serving in Europe. Oral history transcript states that Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II.

Dates: 1921-1946; Date acquired: 10/07/1999

Donald Nelson papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Personal Manuscripts
Identifier: 02.07.0082
Scope and Contents

Donald Nelson served in the 59th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division and the 36th Field Artillery in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Nelson was a technician, 5th grade (medic). The collection includes a memoir of his experience covering the period January 27,1942 to October 30, 1945.

Dates: 1942-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 06/18/2007

Ernest Hubacker papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Personal Papers
Identifier: 02.98.0605
Scope and Contents Ernest Hubacker served in the U.S. Army in the United States and in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The collection includes a manuscript entitled One Veteran's Remembrance of WWII. It also includes photocopies of documents relating to induction and discharge as well as a photograph of Hubacker on an Army horse dated 1943.The manuscript gives his account of his experiences in Myitina, his time as he kept watch in foxholes, the sneak...
Dates: 1941-1946; Majority of material found in 1943; Date acquired: 06/09/1998

Essie Nirider papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Personal papers
Identifier: 02.98.0398
Scope and Contents Essie Nirider served in the Army in the 2nd Infantry in the Atlantic and European (ETO) Theaters during World War II. The collection contains a diary titled "2nd Infantry in Iceland: A Diary," which covers the time period for the year 1942 when Nirider served in Iceland with the 2nd Infantry, in which he rose from private to corporal. The collection also includes a 66-page manuscript entitled "World War II Reflections" about time with the Army in the Atlantic and European Theaters. Also...
Dates: 1941-1945; Majority of material found in 1941; Date acquired: 05/14/1998

Mildred and William H. Finger papers

 Collection — Box: 18.0027 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.18.0027
Scope and Contents The Mildred and William H. Finger papers detail Private William H. Finger's experiences as a member of Company E, 160th Infantry Regiment of the 40th Infantry Division in the United States Army during World War II. Finger provides insight into his time during basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and his time spent overseas in the Philippines. His wife Mildred wrote back and forth to him about his family and the significance of letter writing while he is away from home. The collection...
Dates: 1943-1981; Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Date acquired: 08/28/2018

Francis Coleman papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0064 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0064
Scope and Contents The collection of Francis I.G. Coleman contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. Coleman served in the European Theater (ETO).He briefly discusses his childhood and the Depression. Coleman frequently discusses politics in his interview. During his service, and discussed in his interview, he was witness to the treatment of Axis POWs, and French treatment of Arabs/subject peoples, Halifax bombing runs, French police,...
Dates: 1940-1963; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 02/02/0004

Francis Montague Wells papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Letters/ Photographs
Identifier: 02.09.0040
Scope and Contents

The Francis Montague Wells collection, consisting of seventy-one letters, offers the insight and perspective of an enlisted Private First Class with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in the European campaign during World War II.  The collection also contains two photographs of Francis Wells and a letter from his daughter Peggy Wells Hughes.

Dates: 1944-1945; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 04/28/2009

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....
Dates: 1939-1945; Date acquired: 07/12/1998

Frank Turosik papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0208 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0208
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history interview of Frank Turosik conducted by Jack Sigler on January 2, 2004. Turosik served as a combat engineer in the Pacific theater of war.

Dates: 1942-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Joseph Freilick papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0545 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0545
Scope and Contents

This manuscript memoir relates to Joseph Freilick who served with the 102nd Infanty Division during World War II in the European Theater.

Dates: 1944-1945; Date acquired: 10/15/2001

George Logue transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0412
Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript relates to George Logue,  an aerial gunner armament specialist on a B-24 assigned to the 15th Air Force.  Logue discusses his bombing missions over Europe, being shot down, life as a prisoner of war, and his brief service with the British 5th Army.

Dates: 1943-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 10/07/2002

Harold Cooler transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0051 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0051
Scope and Contents

The collection of Harold Cooler contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Cooler served in the U.S. Army in the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater during World War II.

Dates: 1943-1947; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 02/02/2004

Harvey Glick papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0341 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0341
Scope and Contents

The papers of Harvey Glick contains a transcript that was provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Harvey Glick served with the 63rd Infantry Division in the European theater during World War II.

Dates: 1944-1946; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 02/24/1999

Henry Loewenthal papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0122-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0122
Scope and Contents

Henry Loewenthal served in the U.S. Army with the 645th Battalion, 45th Division, II Army Corps, 7th Army, in the North African, Mediterranean, and European (ETO) Theaters. This collection consists of a 77-page manuscript written in 1995 entitled "World War II - A Soldier Remembers" by Loewenthal on his experiences during the war. The memoir begins with his memories as a Jewish American Serviceman at the beginning of the war in Europe and continues through V-J Day.

Dates: 1944-1945; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 02/21/2000

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...
Dates: 1944-1990; Date acquired: 02/23/2000

Hope C. Waggoner Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Letters/Documents
Identifier: 02.08.0148
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Hope C. Waggoner who served with the 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in the European Theater during World War II. These papers contain information on the day to day life of an army soldier. It contains his army papers, newspaper clippings, propaganda pieces, and personal correspondences.

Dates: 1943-1946; Date acquired: 08/07/0008

James Lockett papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0889-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0889
Scope and Contents James William Lockett served in the U.S. Army 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, 1st Army, in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Colonel Lockett was a 1928 West Point graduate. The collection includes a ten-page manuscript entitled "The March," which is about Lockett's serving with the Army in the European Theater and being a POW. Lockett was made to march by German guards with approaching Russians in January 1945. He discusses his encounters with the...
Dates: 1943-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 12/08/2000

James W. George papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box, Folder: 11.0029 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.11.0029
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James W. George who served as a Chief Master Sergeant in the 9th U.S Army Air Force. Wilmot R. George was James George's brother and also served in the European Theater. He served as a Tech Sergeant and received a Silver Star. This collection contains a one-page handwritten summary of James George's military service and ten-page memoir of his brother Wilmont's service during the Second World War.

Dates: 1940-1970; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 03/30/2011

John E. Schmidt, Jr. papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0300 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0300
Scope and Contents

32 page interview covering John E. Schmidt's life from birth and early childhood to his military career and life on base in the Panama Canal Zone. The vast majority of the interview concerns life in the Canal Zone from leisure activities to medical matters.

Dates: 1931-1951; Majority of material found in 1931-1951; Date acquired: 06/08/1999

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