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Mathias C. Helbach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0187

This collection contains papers, documents, and a scrapbook related to World War II veteran Mathias C. Helbach’s experience during the war in both the Mediterranean and European Theaters. Included is a history of the 9th Infantry during the African Sicilian Campaign, titled “Headquarters 9th Infantry Division APO 9” (1942); a photocopy of a manuscript about the 39th Infantry Regiment Medical Detachment titled “The Medicos Move Forward” (undated); and a document titled “Battalion Aid Station SOP” (undated). Helbach’s scrapbook contains 118 pages that are filled with mostly photographs and postcards from his time deployed in Africa, Sicily, England, France, and Germany.

Dates

  • 1940-1944

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

0.25 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Abstract

This collection contains papers, documents, and a scrapbook related to World War II veteran Mathias C. Helbach’s experience during the war in both the Mediterranean and European Theaters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mathias Helbach was born November 23, 1913 and died in 1996. He is buried in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, Florida. Helbach served in World War II; before deployment, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for field training.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder and one oversized box.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1314.

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