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James "J. D." Blankenship Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0058

This collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs belonging to James David "J. D." Blankenship Jr., a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. Documents include several ration booklets and cards, military training booklets, copies of local Kingsport, Tennessee newspaper articles related to Blankenship's draft and entrance into the Army, and a photocopy of Blankenship's copy of "The 5th Division in France," an account of his division's movements during the war. Photographs are mainly images from Blakenship's time in Europe including scenery shots, a photograph of the Danube River, images of children and other American soldiers, and a large group of Nazi soldiers at a demonstration in Saarlautern, Germany.

Dates

  • ca. 1940s

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs belonging to James David "J. D." Blankenship Jr., a private in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

James David "J. D." Blankenship Jr. was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was from Kingsport, Tennessee. He joined the 5th Infantry Division on November 1, 1943 and served with the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as a file under MS.1230.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480