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John H. Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0111

This collection includes two maps of the China-Burma-India theater, headquarters documents, membership records of John H. Allen, a World War II soldier. Also included is Allen's journal of places and connected events and an interview transcript of Allen detailing his time serving in WWII. During the war, Allen served as a second lieutenant and was stationed in India where he headed a supply post for Chinese troops.

Dates

  • 1941-1946, 1980, 1993, undated

Language

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 includes two maps of the China-Burma-India theater, headquarters documents, membership records of John H. Allen, a World War II soldier. Also included is Allen's journal of places and connected events and an interview transcript of Allen detailing his time serving in WWII.

Biographical/Historical Note

John H. Allen (born August 20, 1915) joined the service on May 15, 1941; he was soon stationed in Ft. Barrancas, Florida, a coast artillery station. By December 1942, Allen and his fellow crewmembers were sent overseas to India. Allen was stationed at a small village, where he was put in charge of a supply station for the Chinese forces.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.2012.

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