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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 315 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur B. Benson and Claude B. Shook Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.17.0032
Scope and Contents

This family collection relates to Technician 4th Grade Sergeants Claude B. Shook, 207th Field Artillery Battalion, and Arthur B. Benson, 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion,  who were brother in laws and both served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Arthur B. Benson was killed in action on August 14, 1944. The collection contains letters, photograph negatives, a unit newsletter, ephemera, and diary.

Dates: 1942-1948; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 11/28/2017

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

Robert Berry Interview Transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0124 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0124
Content Description

This collection contains Colonel Robert Berry's oral history transcript wherein he describes his involvement in the Normandy invasion and its aftermath as a graves registration officer in the 6th Engineers Special Brigade. The interview also includes accounts of American soldiers being executed for war crimes. This collection contains a transcript Robert Berry's interview from the Reichelt Program for Oral History.

Dates: Date of interview-July 11, 2000; Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Neil Betten collection

 Collection — Box 01.0097 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.01.0097
Content Description This collection was compiled by former Florida State University Department of History professor Neil Betten. It contains 41 copies of Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests from February 1942 to June 1944. This weekly newsletter was published by the American Jewish Congress, which was headed by Stephen Wise. The newsletter includes a column, "News of the Women's Division." The newsletter covered topics such as the Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish...
Dates: 1942-1944; 1994

Betty Wood McNabb Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2001-02
Scope and Contents This collection of memorabilia of Betty Wood McNabb's career and life consists of scrapbooks, appointment books, articles, and 2 framed, boxed collections of objects such as medals, pins, charms, and other items. Scrapbooks, dated from 1950-1989 with photos of family, friends, cats, dogs, airplanes, and boats; correspondence from friends and family, including letters, postcards, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, get well, and thank you cards; newspaper articles written by her; and...
Dates: 1950-1989

Henry Fremont Blake collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.17.0009
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry Fremont Blake who served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater as a Store Keeper 2nd Class during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Tyrrell (AKA-80).  The collection includes personal items and artifacts.

Dates: 1943-1946; Date acquired: 06/17/2017

Cecil Blumenstein transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0597 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0597
Scope and Contents

Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.

Dates: 1925-1946; Date acquired: 03/13/2001

Bob Taggart papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 89-2
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.

Dates: February 20, 1948

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

Hazel Louis Bowman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.10.0050
Content Description This collection relates to Hazel Louis Bowman who worked for the Signal Corps and lived in India with the American Red Cross for two years. Bowman's collection contains six full boxes, one oversize box, a phono records box, and two photograph boxes. Four of the boxes include letters written to and from Hazel to her parents, family, neighbors, and friends. The collection also contains an oral history transcript, newsletters and bulletins, American Red Cross publications, her diary, a book...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1948

Samuel L. Bray Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.19.0027
Content Description This collection relates to Samuel L. Bray and his service in the U.S. Army. Samuel L. Bray served in the Army before, during, and after World War II. During World War II, then Lieutenant Samuel L. Bray served in Europe with the Signal Corps, fighting at the Battle of Metz in the United States Third Army. While in Europe, Samuel L. Bray served in France and Germany, then moving to Japan during the United States occupation post World War II. This collection contains photographs, post cards,...
Dates: 1941-1993; Majority of material found within 1941-1946

Eugene S. Brown transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0105 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.03.0105
Scope and Contents

Eugene S. Brown served as a member of the 78th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He served from 1943-1946. His unit arrived in France in November of 1944. He performed duties as a runner and a jeep driver for his unit. This collection contains a transcript from an interview conducted June 7, 2000.

Dates: 1923-2000; Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Date acquired: 06/10/2003

Melvin Brown transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0107 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0107
Content Description

This collection relates to Melvin Brown who served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in the European Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing his service and life after the war.

Dates: January 12, 2005; Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Edward T. Burke Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.03.0139
Scope and Contents The materials in the Edward T. Burke Jr. collection document activities of a U.S. Navy Chief Torpedoman who served on the U.S.S. Broome in the Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters during World War II and his life after the war. i) This collection consists of personal correspondence between Mr. Burke and his wife from 1940 to 1946, military personnel orders, military certificates, a personal journal of Mr. Burke's regarding torpedo notes, photocopies and original copies of pictures...
Dates: 1940-2003; Majority of material found within 1940-1946; Date acquired: 07/10/2003

Taylor G. Burke, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0010
Scope and Contents This collection is centered around a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in the 35th Squadron of the 64th Troop Carrier Group. He was involved in the European- African- Middle Eastern campaign in Rome, Italy and Operation Dragoon in Southern France. This collection contains special orders, yearbooks, certifications of flight training, letters between the pilot and his family and friends, photos from Italy, France, and Puerto Rico, portraits in uniform, pamphlet for soldiers describing the famous...
Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 05/18/2016

Rowland G. Bush collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.09.0113
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technician Fifth Grade Rowland G. Bush, who served as a medical corpsman with the 104th Infantry Division, and was killed in action on October 25, 1944. The collection contains his Purple Heart and Silver Star, as well as their accompanying certificates, a Western Union telegram notifying his mother of his death, condolence letters, correspondence requesting his body be moved from Belgium to California, photographs of Rowland and his family, and the 48-star flag...
Dates: 1944-1948; Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Date acquired: 07/05/2009

Calista Louise Bliler collection

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs/Ephemera
Identifier: 02.98.0329
Abstract

The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of official military papers and personal photographs, letters, and notes of the first woman to become an officer from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Dallas, TX.

Dates: 1942-1954; Majority of material found in 1942-1943; Date acquired: 06/21/2017

Winifred Lund Caraway collection

 Collection — Box 98.0838 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.98.0838
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Corporal Winifred Lund Caraway who served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. This collection contains scrapbooks, letters, postcards and photographs sent and collected by Caraway throughout World War II.

Dates: 1941-1946

Arthur Card papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0189 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.03.0189
Scope and Contents

The collection of Arthur W. Card contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. He discusses bringing US troops to and from Europe, as well as returning German POWs to Germany at the end of the war. He also discusses his work in the engine room (where he felt proud to be "more important" to the soldiers on the ship because they relied on his work to keep them safe) and his time ashore in Naples, Italy.

Dates: 1943-1947; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 11/17/2003

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

Kenneth H. Cardwell collection

 Collection — Box 01.0011 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.01.0011
Content Description

This collection relates to Kenneth H. Cardwell, who served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945. The collection contains a bound memoir of Cardwell's service which details his experiences in Australia and New Guinea. Included as well in the memoir are photographs from his service, diagrams, cartoons, and Cardwell's certificate of training and service.

Dates: 1988; 1941-1945

Carl Fessel collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0589-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0589
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs, personal papers and personal memorabilia belonging to Carl Fessel, a member of the United States Army Air Force who served in the 570th Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in Europe from February of 1944 to April of 1945. Papers include a certificate of honorable discharge issued by the U.S. Army, while photographs include a picture of Fessel in uniform for a bombing mission and a contemporary map of Europe highlighting the prison...
Dates: 1944-2002; Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Date acquired: 06/15/2000

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

Carl Lyren Peleliu collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.18.0033
Content Description This collection relates to Carl Lyren who served in the United States Marine Corps in 2nd Marine Division the Pacific Theater. The materials of this collection are made up of maps, unclassified documents from both Japanese and U.S. forces, books, letters, interviews with veterans, photographs, newspaper clippings, and personal notes made by Carl Lyren in his research in writing on the battle of Peleliu, also in this collection is the original manuscript of the publication Dogged Courage: The...
Dates: 1944-1998

George R. Caron transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0299 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0299
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant George R. Caron who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Caron was the tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

Dates: 1995; 1942-1945

Willard and Anna Carr collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.02.0165
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Samuel Rhea, M.D., Willard Carr, and Anna (Groover) Carr. Dr. Rhea served as a physician with the 377th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion attached to the 4th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army in the European Theater (ETO). Willard Carr served as an officer in the 377th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion and served in the European Theater of Operations. Anna (Groover) Carr served in the Red Cross as Director of the Enlisted Men's Club, Luchbal Barracks in Antwerp,...
Dates: 1942-1992; Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Date acquired: 10/14/2002

Ralph Chapman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0075 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.07.0075
Scope and Contents

Ralph Chapman (MSM with the Royal Army Service Corps) served with the British 8th Army in the Middle East and Italy from 1941-1944. The collection contains v-mail letters sent to Chapman's wife and son at home in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dates: November 12, 1941-December 1944

Charles Diedling transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0053 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0053
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history transcript of Staff Sergeant Charles Diedling, a flight engineer on a B-24 with the 460th Bomb Group at Spinazola, Italy. Charles Diedling discusses his training as a flight engineer and waist gunner for the B-24 at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Loredo AFB, Texas.  In June of 1944, he was assigned to the 460th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Spinazola, Italy. Diedling was shot down over Germany becoming a prisoner of war.

Dates: 1942-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 02/02/2004

Charles P. Campbell papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0288 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0288
Scope and Contents Charles Campbell was bombardier on a B-17 who was shot down over Linz, Austria and captured by the Germans. While in captivity, he was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp and managed to keep a journal of his experiences there. He served with the 483rd Bombardment Group. Just prior to the war's end, Campbell was transferred to an unidentified Stalag and credits this with saving his life. The collection includes reproductions of 483rd Bomb Group artwork, a statement and picture of the...
Dates: 1945-1997; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 07/26/2002

Clark and Kenneth Adams collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.11.0018
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to two brothers who served in the U.S. Army and consists of letters, documents, photographs, memorabilia, army uniform items, equipment, personal items, and medals. The letters from one brother, primarily sent to his parents, detail his service from Mifflinburg, PA through his training in the United States at Camp Polk, LA, and Fort Sam Houston, TX. They also cover his overseas transfer to England, as well as France, Belgium, and Germany. The letters from...
Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 05/10/2011