Skip to main content

World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 315 Collections and/or Records:

Stan Hall collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0088 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0088
Content Description

This collection relates to Stan Hall who served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force at the beginning of the Office of Strategic Services project where he completed tours in the European Theater (ETO). This collection contains various photographs and descriptions of Hall's service in World War II.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1943

Ross Hansen transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0114 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0114
Content Description

This collection relates to Ross Hansen who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Hansen details his work for the War Department during World War II and his life upon his return to the U.S.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; January 18, 2005

Harold and Kathryn Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box 07.0141
Identifier: 02.07.0141
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Harold Williamson who served as a medical officer in World War II and his wife, Kathryn Williamson, who was a homemaker on the homefront in Ohio. The collection relates to their marriage and family during the war, as well as Harold's service in the 161st Medical Battalion. The collection consists primarily of letters and V-Mails between Harold and Kathryn and photographs of notable places including the homefront in Ohio and Camp Chaffee at Fort Smith, Arkansas and...
Dates: 1942-2001; Majority of material found in 1942 - 1946

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

Eleanor Harpring transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0610 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0610
Scope and Contents This oral interview was taken of Eleanor Harpring who served in the United Service Organization (USO) during the time of World War II. She traveled to various military bases in the U.S. and Europe to perform. She saw the destruction after the war, and how Kassel, Germany was demolished and families were destroyed due to the bombing. She also explains how living conditions for women and children during the war, and how she would help. She also describes all about her travels during and after...
Dates: 1940-1945; Date acquired: 12/20/2001

Harriette Shulman papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0360 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0360
Scope and Contents

In an oral history interview, Harriette Shulman recalls her experiences as a war bond coordinator on the Home Front during World War II.  A good portion of the transcript is off topic about World War II, but it also contains information on how Shulman, who is Jewish, dealt with American anti-Semitism. Here she talks about anti-Semitism and slurs used against her by acquaintances.

Dates: 1921-1951; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 12/12/2001

George Harris papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0694 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0694
Scope and Contents

George D. Harris (Army Air Corps, 1942-1945) trained as a radioman and gunner on a B-17 and was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group in England in 1943. His collection contains a photocopy of three articles from the American Ex-Prisoners of War Bulletin from January 1996 and a copy of his oral history interview conducted on February 26, 2003.

Dates: 1942-1945; Date acquired: 08/07/2000

Betty Lewis Harrison papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0079 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0079
Content Description This collection relates to Betty Lewis Harrison who was a student during World War II and attended Florida State College for Women. The collection consists of a veteran's questionnaire and a Red Cross pamphlet on how to knit men's socks in 1940. In her questionnaire, Harrison discusses her experiences attending the Florida State College for Women and living in the South during World War II. She also discusses riding to Carrabelle, Florida for a dance at camp Gordon Johnston. After graduating...
Dates: 1941 - 1945

Harold and Lester Hart collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2012 Box, Folder: 12.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.12.0026
Content Description This collection relates to Harold and Lee Hart who served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations respectively. This collection contains two manuscripts, "Bataan ... My Story", by Harold Hart, and "Never to Forget", by Les Hart, and an accompanying current newspaper photograph of Lester hart. Harold's manuscript recounts events from June 1941 - June 1946, and covers his training, station in Manila, capture, experiences as a Prisoner of War, liberation, and...
Dates: 1941-1946

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

Hasterlik-Hine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.98.0729
Scope and Contents

The Hasterlik-Hine collection consists personal correspondence between Giulia Kortischoner (married name Hine) and her family and friends. The personal correspondence consists of letters, postcards, get-well-soon cards, greeting cards, and a small number of travel documents. The collection contains discussions about the Holocaust, life as a Jewish refugee, and the progress of the war and life afterwards.

Dates: 1700-2000

Elsie Heine collection

 Collection — Box 19.0023-Box 1
Identifier: 02.19.0023
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Elsie Heine who served as a Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services (WAVES) during World War II in the United States as a Seaman 1st Class Radioman. This collection contains a yearbook pertaining to WAVES service during World War Two, published in 1947, While So Serving and a photograph scrap book containing photographs, military documents, and emphemera.

Dates: 1941-1947

Henry H. Marsh collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections -1998 Box, Folder: 98.0342-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0342
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry H. Marsh who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940 and served with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, in the Pacific on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oro Bay, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, and the Russell Island Group. The collection contains military records, a letter, ephemera, artifacts and a book.

Dates: 1940-1956; Majority of material found in 1940-1946; Date acquired: 06/19/1998

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

Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. scrapbook

 Collection — Photograph Album
Identifier: 02.05.0031
Scope and Contents

This photograph scrapbook assembled by U.S. Navy sailor Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. photographically records landing craft LST 558 and crew throughout its journey during World War II. LST 558 made stops throughout the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Japan, and the Pacific Theatre. The cities visited were Linguyan Bay, Hollandia, Subic Bay, Lake Sentai, Pohy Wog, Sapporo, Yokosuka, Saipan, Aomori Honshu, Otaru, and Tokyo.

Dates: 1944-1945; Date acquired: 05/14/2005

Herman and Helen Buffington papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0635 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0635
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the experiences of Helen Toles Buffington, a young woman growing up during World War II, as well as the experiences of Herman Buffington, who served with the 96th Infantry Division as a combat soldier who fought in the Battle of Okinawa.Included in the collection is a transcript of Mrs. Buffington's high school diary, in which she details her daily activities and emotions from 1941 to 1945. Also included in the collection are...
Dates: 1941-1945; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 07/31/1998

Herman G. Ramsey collection

 Collection — Documents/Letters/Photographs
Identifier: 02.02.0142
Scope and Contents Collection of letters, telegraphs, and family photographs exchanged between 1st Lieutenant  Herman G. Ramsey and his family in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty-four letters lead up to Ramsey's death in 1944 while being transported on a Japanese POW ship en route to mainland Japan. Also included is a letter from Dick Clark, a fellow POW who survived the war, offering his condolences to Herman's family. The collection also contains an album of family photographs along with condolence letters from...
Dates: 1941-2002; Majority of material found in 1941; Date acquired: 03/25/2002

Herman J. Simler papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.98.0104
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs and documents pertaining to aerial operations over Europe during World War II. Lt. Herman Simler flew over 30 bombing missions over Europe during his service. The squadrons specified in this collection are the 8th Army Air Force, the 15th Army Air Force, and the 716th-719th bomber squadrons.

Dates: 1944-1999; Date acquired: 01/23/1998

Herman John Daum Collection

 Collection — 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...
Dates: 1942-1945; Date acquired: 07/09/2007

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

Lorraine Hertz collection

 Item — Object 21.0007-Book 1, Object: 001
Identifier: 02.21.0007
Content Description

This collection contains a published volume titled I miss you so... : Letters from a World War II Romance by Lorraine and Marcus Hertz. The letters contained in the volume were written during World War II between Marcus and Lorraine. 2nd Lieutenant Marcus Hertz served as a Bombardier with the 100th Bomb Group in England, was shot down, and became a Prisoner of War with Germany.

Dates: 2020; 1942-1945

Vivian Hess collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections – 2019 box, Folder: 19.0012 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.19.0012
Content Description

This collection relates to Vivian Hess who as a youth lived at Camp Gordon Johnston, Carabelle, FL during World War II. Her father served as the postmaster for the base, and she recollects many important details about growing up on a military base. This collection includes an oral history interview transcript and audio taped interview of Vivian Hess.

Dates: 1939-1948

Hilbert Levitz transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box, Folder: 11.0057 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.11.0057
Scope and Contents

Hilbert Levitz's oral history discusses his childhood and teenage years growing up during the war and his career as a professor at multiple universities. His wartime memories consist of learning about Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler, his family's involvement in the war, war bonds, the Holocaust, the 1939 World's Fair, and the advancement of technology. Levitz also goes into depth about his short time in the army during the Korean War, his higher education, and computer science.

Dates: 1939-2003; Majority of material found in 1939-1969; Date acquired: 08/30/2011

Leslie Hiscox papers

 Collection — Box 00.0399-Box 1
Identifier: 02.00.0399
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Captain Leslie Hiscox served who served as a British officer in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). He was stationed in Damascus and Palestine. He participated in the invasion force of Sicily, with the British 8th Army commanded by General Sir Bernard Montogomery. He was also part of the invasion of Italy. This collection consists of Leslie Hiscox's two diaries from his time posted in Damascus and Palestine from 1942-1943.

Dates: January 1, 1942-December 31, 1943

Mildred Hoffenbloom manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0451 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0451
Abstract

Mildred Hoffenbloom was a soldier in the Women's Army Corps. She served overseas in London as a part of claims division, and in Paris, as an office manager to the American Engineers. She remained in Paris until V-E Day in May 1945, and was discharged from the Army in July 1945.

Dates: January 14, 2002; Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Date acquired: 05/28/2002

Cay Hohmeister collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0008 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.16.0008
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 2 American knitting pamphlets from between 1943 and 1945, titled "Knit for Victory" and "Practical, Warm Hand Knits for Service Men." Continued from World War I, the "Knit for Victory" campaign emphasized the contributions women on the homefront could make to the war effort. Pamphlets of patterns like these were available to provide instructions for women to knit socks, sweaters, hats, and other essentials to help soldiers stay warm overseas.

Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 05/19/2016

Morris L. Horowitz collection

 Collection — Oversize 16.0025 - Oversize 1
Identifier: 02.16.0025
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Morris L. Horowitz who served in the U.S. Army with the 669th Military Police Escort Guard Company during World War II in Europe. He was a Jewish-American soldier. The collection contains two unit group photographs.

Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 09/08/2016

Edith G. Houghton collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0292 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0292
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to storekeeper first class Edith Houghton who served in the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and was a baseball player. This collection contains an interview transcript of Houghton and newspaper clippings related to her baseball tour in Japan in the 1920s.

Dates: November 17, 2004; 1925-1972

Howard E. Morgan Collection

 Collection — Documents/Letters/Newspapers/Manuscripts
Identifier: 02.02.0077
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters, photos, POW manuscripts, Morgan's Diary, newspaper articles, telegraphs, and prison camp postcards. Also contained are correspondence letters written between members of the 17th Pursuit Squadron throughout the decades following the end of the Second World War.  It covers the years 1939-2001.

Dates: 1939-2002; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 02/05/2002

Forest Duane Hunsley collection

 Collection — Box 11.0061 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.11.0061
Content Description This collection relates to Forest Duane Hunsley who served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Mechanic 2nd Class on the aircraft carrier U.S.S Lexington during World War II. The collection includes work notes and manuals while involved in aviation metal smithing aboard the U.S.S Lexington and Hawaii. The collection contains short letters and brief accounts of the Battle of Coral Sea, and the journalism that followed him in his...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; 1923-1984