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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 315 Collections and/or Records:

Fannie Hutchison transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0290 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0290
Content Description This collection relates to Fannie Hutchison, a Wainwright shipyard employee during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript of an interview with Hutchison. She tells her experience as an electric welder on the night shift from 1942-1945. Hutchison shares that she had six sons in service, including one step-son that was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. She describes her typical workday, as well as an incident where a man was injured on the job. Hutchison...
Dates: June 24, 1992; Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Irving G. Wickman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box, Folder: 11.0051 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.11.0051
Scope and Contents

Official Introductory booklet from the American Graves Registration Command on pathology and methodology of identifying remains, including extensive anatomy drawings. Includes official memos on exhumation, identification procedure, a sample checklist, sample certification of identity, supply list, and personal notes taken by hand.

Dates: 1946-1946; Date acquired: 08/12/2011

John Irwin collection

 Item — Object 21.0005-Book 1
Identifier: 02.21.0005
Content Description

This collection contains a published volume titled Dearest Moosie by David H. Mickey who served as the Chair of the Department of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University. His letters written during World War II when Mickey served in the U.S. Army.

Dates: 2006; 1942-1945

Gene Ives collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0270 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.04.0270
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Gene Ives who lived with her stepfather at Fort Knox, Kentucky during World War II and later at Fort Stotzenburg in the Philippines. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript and photocopies of two scrapbooks.

Dates: October 21, 2004; 1939-1945

Isadore S. Jachman collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0050 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.03.0050
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Isadore S. Jachman and his service in the Army in the European Theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor after defending the town of Flamierge in Belgium from a German attack on January 4, 1945. The collection contains a photocopy of the posthumously received Medal of Honor certificate and a document from the White House explaining the incident for which Jachman received the award. Both the certificate and document are signed by President Harry...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1950

Jack H. Heinzel transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0009-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0009
Scope and Contents

Oral history of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Co-Pilot Colonel Jack H. Heinzel, an American prisoner of war who survived the Bataan death march and subsequent "Hell Ships" starting in April of 1942. The collection contains one folder with fifteen pages detailing this airman's experience of these atrocities.

Dates: 1941-2000; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 03/27/2000

Harriet V.W. Jacobs papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0027 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.17.0027
Scope and Contents

This collection of letters written by Mrs. Harriet Jacobs relates to her time stationed with her U.S. Navy husband in Bremerhaven, Germany after World War II, from 1947-1948. Also included is a "scratchcard" made in 1942 for American civilians to "keep score" of each sunk ship of the Japanese Navy.

Dates: 1947-1948; Date acquired: 11/01/2017

James Feerick papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0444 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0444
Scope and Contents The collection of First Lieutenant James Feerick contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Feerick served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as part of the 8th Bomber Command, 1st Bombardment Wing, 91st Bombardment Group in the European theater. He was based in London at Bassingbourne. The collection also includes a copy of a magazine article from 2000 about a U.S. government agency that smuggled out contraband (radio parts,...
Dates: 1918-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 09/25/2001

James H. Vander Laan papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.01.0346
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Sgt. James H. Vander Laan, who served in the United States Army Air Force and was assigned to the 511th bomber squadron in the 351st Bombardment Group. During his service, he trained as a ball-turret gunner and radio operator on a B-17 bomber. The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and memorabilia. The documents detail where James H. VanderLaan was stationed, inducted and discharged from service. The letters from James H. Vander...
Dates: 1942-1953; Date acquired: 08/08/2001

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

Janet Covieau Rohlin collection

 Collection — Letters/Magazines/Framed Print
Identifier: 02.18.0001
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Covieau Rohlin and Rohlin's close wartime friendship with U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel Thomas Settle Voss. Voss served as base commander of MacDill Field, FL and 1st Advanced Air Depot Area in the European Theater.  The collection includes a captured framed lithograph of Le Mans-La Cathedrale St. Julien by Barday, 1933, MacDill Field Thunderbird magazines, Liberty magazine, unpublished...
Dates: 1933-2002; Majority of material found in 1943-1947; Date acquired: 02/13/2018

Janet Wells collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.99.0123
Scope and Contents The collection of Janet Wells contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History, photographs and documents pertaining to her experience serving with the WAVES during World War II. Included are photographs of WAVES recreational activities, military portraits, and personal photographs of family and friends. Collection documents include letters regarding qualifications and service, receipts, certificates of satisfactory service, graduation,...
Dates: 1943-2001; Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Date acquired: 03/04/1999

Jean Crosby Olsen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.12.0008
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Jean Crosby Olsen who served as an American Red Cross worker during and after World War II. This collection consists mostly of photographs taken by Olsen, personal artifacts from her deployments in France, Japan, and Guam (mainly pamphlets and booklets), as well as two nurses' caps, various Red Cross pins, and official I.D. card. This collection, in particular, reveals much about immediate post-war life in France and Japan, as well as an insight into China in the...
Dates: 1937-2007; Date acquired: 06/19/2012

Coleridge Augustus Jemmott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.05.0143
Scope and Contents Coleridge Augustus Jemmott was an African American soldier in the United States Army, "I" company, 22nd Quartermaster Regiment. He served in Italy and North Africa as a sergeant, transporting the "Anizio Annie" cannon, from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains photographs and ephemera from Jemmott's war years. There are sixty black-and-white photographs of Jemmott with his unit in North Africa and Italy. There is also a menu from a Casablanca restaurant, Port of Leghorn entry card,...
Dates: 1942-1946; Majority of material found in 1943; Date acquired: 05/10/2011

William H. Jenner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.01.0032
Scope and Contents This collection relates to William H. Jenner (5th Ranger Battalion, U.S. Army). He served from 1942-1945.  Jenner was a Technician Fourth Grade (TEC 4) and wire chief in charge of communications. The collection contains two photographs of William H. Jenner, a copy of an Extract of his Award of Bronze Star Medal, a copy of his Separation Qualification Record, badges, a copy of his Honorable Discharge and a copy of his Enlisted Record and Report of Separation.  There are also two copies of his...
Dates: 1944-2000; Majority of material found within 1944-2000; Date acquired: 03/20/2001

Job C. Martin papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.00.0555
Scope and Contents This collection contains the World War II 7th Infantry Division personal letters of U.S. Army Chaplain Assistant and Mess Sergeant Job C. Martin to his family in Pennsylvania. The collection also contains photographs and documents. Beginning with letters written while at the St. Fidelis Seminary in 1940 through his discharge in 1946, Martin discusses induction, basic training, anti-air training, reclassification, Pacific theater training in Ft. Ord, California, service in Oahu, the...
Dates: 1940-1946; Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Date acquired: 05/25/2000

John and Margaret Leboucher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.00.0242
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters: two letters addressed to Mrs. John (Margaret) Leboucher, one written 28 July 1940 from Jim O'Reilly, a seaman in Hawaii serving on the USS Blue and brother to Margaret. A second letter dated 7 August 1945 from Jim tells that he is on Peleliu. Attached is a two-sided sheet of propaganda that was dropped on the Japanese.Also, one letter (copy) dated 2 December 1945, addressed to John Leboucher (aka "Frenchie") from Jack Burgess, on Air Force stationary,...
Dates: 1922-1946; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 03/01/2000

John B. Savard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.98.0015
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of the letters of John B. Savard, an American soldier who fought in World War II and saw action at the Normandy landings, the Battle for Brest, and the D-Day Landings. Most of the material consists of letters to and from his parents, though letters from other soldiers are included. In addition to letters, this collection contains Savard's sketches, a poem he wrote detailing his reaction to the Battle of the Bulge, a manuscript of his autobiography detailing...
Dates: 1919-1985; Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Date acquired: 04/07/1998

John R. Long papers

 Collection — Letters/Photographs/Publications/Documents/Newspaper Clippings
Identifier: 02.00.0556
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various materials that belonged to U.S. Navy Roman Catholic Chaplain John Robert Long, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1966. The collection includes photographs, publications, religious literature and personal correspondence.

Dates: 1939-1992; Date acquired: 05/31/2000

John Richard Pandora papers

 Collection — Oral History Transcript/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.00.0300
Scope and Contents

John Richard Pandora served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Austria. This collection contains letters from a friend Richard Boucher, who served in the U.S. Navy, European currency, photographs, a postcard, and a copy of a newspaper article.

Dates: 1945-1946; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 03/27/2000

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0002
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to First Lieutenant Carl Johnson and his wife Marion Bennett Johnson and includes various letters, photographs, telegrams, cards, documents, and memorabilia. Carl's letters to Marion comprise the bulk of the collection and detail his college experiences as well as his training and overseas military experience as a United States Marine Corp officer during and after the war. During his career as a Marine, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina,...
Dates: 1943-1946; Date acquired: 02/16/2016

Harry Johnston papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.00.0053
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Harry Johnston who served as a U.S. Marine Corps Photographer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection includes a "Gossip" newsletter for the Charleston, South Carolina branch of Kroger grocery. The newsletter discusses good sales, jokes, and friends and romantic interests coming in on leave, etc., and contains a few illustrations. Also included are over 20 postcards from Hawaii, none sent or written on, and one mailed postcard that was...
Dates: 1942-1945; Date acquired: 02/07/2000

Joseph Jennings transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0199 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0199
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Joseph Jennings, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aircraft radio operator during World War II and served in the South Atlantic guarding the Brazilian coastline near Rio do Janeiro. The interview covers his duties and anecdotes, like his training in Norfolk, VA, his emergency appendectomy, and his time in Dutch Guyana. The interview also describes his early years during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.

Dates: 1922-2008; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 12/07/2001

Joseph K. Pettengill collection

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.05.0030
Abstract

The Joseph K. Pettengill Collection was donated to Florida State University by Robert Sherman Pettengill in 2005, having discovered his father's letters after retiring in 1999.  The centerpiece of the Pettengill Collection is a series of letters from Joseph Pettengill, an army clerk with the G-3 Section of the 6th Army Group, Hq Special Troops in the ETO, to his mother and wife throughout his time serving in the United States Army in World War II.

Dates: 1944-1945; Date acquired: 02/11/2005

Joseph Peters papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0073 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.07.0073
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an unpublished biography of Joseph Peters entitled "An Ordinary Hero." Peters served as a medical doctor in the Philippines during World War II and retired a Colonel. The collection also includes a letter about his 1952 retirement and a letter to his daughter about an injury stating that the initial injury was sustained upon capture by the Japanese in 1942.

Dates: 1941-1945; Majority of material found in 1943; Date acquired: 05/29/2007

George Kass papers

 Collection — Box 01.0528-Box 1
Identifier: 02.01.0528
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Private First Class George Kass who served with Company E of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Division. The collection consists of letters written to and from Kass to his family, particularly his sister Rose Goldblum. Kass' letters provide detailed accounts of Army life, and Rose's letters provide a civilian perspective on life and the war. The letters begin after Kass' enlistment in 1942 and end when he is wounded in action on September 5, 1944.

Dates: 1941-1944; Date acquired: 05/07/2001

Kenneth H. Larson papers

 Collection — Box 12.0046-Box 1
Identifier: 02.12.0046
Scope and Contents

Kenneth H. Larson served as a colonel in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He attended technical school at the Ford Airplane School and the Army Air Force Technical School in Amarillo, Texas. Exercises, study guides, and manuals from his time in technical training are included in this collection, showing the work that students had to complete during this training.

Dates: 1942-1943; Date acquired: 08/28/2012

Evelyn King papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.14.0020
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Evelyn King who served as a U.S.O. hostess during World War II. The collection contains letters, postcards, V-mail, and greeting cards. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings, various booklets and pamphlets, numerous lifestyle magazines, Navy and Army uniform buttons, and prints.

Dates: 1908-2014; Date acquired: 05/06/2014

Margarita and William H. King collection

 Collection — Box 12.0006 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.12.0006
Content Description

This collection relates to the wartime correspondence between Margarita King and her husband William H. King, who served in the Army Air Corps in the Philippines during World War II. The collection contains letters collected and sent between Margarita and William, personal photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and employment documents.

Dates: 1938-1946; Majority of material found within 1944-1946