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William F. Bopp Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0262

This collection includes a 20-page typescript personal narrative of William Bopp’s experiences in World War II. Written in 1990, Bopp recounts his beginnings and training with the military, his experiences overseas in Europe during the war, through his discharge in 1945 and return home.

Also included is a copy of Bopp’s honorable discharge certificate from 1945, and a copy of the “Company A Newsletter” from September 1991 for which Bopp authored the main text.

Dates

  • 1945, 1990-1991

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection includes a 20-page typescript personal narrative of William Bopp’s experiences in World War II. Written in 1990, Bopp recounts his beginnings and training with the military, his experiences overseas in Europe during the war, through his discharge in 1945 and return home.

Also included is a copy of Bopp’s honorable discharge certificate from 1945, and a copy of the “Company A Newsletter” from September 1991 for which Bopp authored the main text.

Biographical / Historical

William F. Bopp was born May 16, 1918, in Pennsylvania. Bopp married Eleanor Tworzydlo (1917-2005) in 1940. During World War II, he served as the Bugler for Company A, 7th Armored Infantry Battalion, Eighth Armored Division. Before and after the war, Bopp worked for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority from which he retired in 1981. Bopp died August 25, 2012 and is buried in Burlington County, New Jersey.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1764 and MS.1881.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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